Noel Clarke

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Noel Clarke

Noel Clarke has said he is “deeply sorry” and “seeking professional help” following allegations of harassment made against the UK actor and filmmaker, but has denied any criminal wrongdoing.

In a statement made to the PA news agency, Clarke said: “I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or criminal wrongdoing.

“Recent reports however have made it clear to me that some of my actions have affected people in ways I did not intend or realise.

“To those individuals, I am deeply sorry. I will be seeking professional help to educate myself and change for the better.”

Clarke has seen his career collapse following a report in The Guardian on Thursday (April 29) in which a number of women accused him of misconduct.

Sky has halted work with him, including production on a fourth series of police drama Bulletproof, and ITV has pulled the final episode of Viewpoint, a limited drama series starring Clarke that had aired in primetime across this week .

Bafta suspended Clarke’s membership yesterday when the allegations were first reported and the organisation released a lengthy statement earlier today, explaining the circumstances around the decision to award him this year’s Outstanding Contribution To British Cinema award.