Noel Clarke

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Noel Clarke

UK actor and filmmaker Noel Clarke will receive the outstanding British contribution to cinema award at the upcoming Bafta Film Awards.

The honorary prize will be presented as part of the Bafta Film Awards opening night, on Saturday April 10. 

The 74th Baftas are taking place across two nights on the weekend of April 10-11, with the format and hosts unveiled last week.

Clarke is best known for writing and starring in the Hood film trilogy, consisting of Kidulthood (2006), Adulthood (2008) and Brotherhood (2016). He also directed the latter two entries, with the series focusing on the lives of troubled teenagers-turned-adults in West London.

His other film credits include Star Trek Into Darkness and Fisherman’s Friends; while he co-created and stars in Sky One’s original TV drama Bulletproof, produced through his own company Unstoppable Film and Television, which he founded in 2007.

He was named a Screen Star of Tomorrow in the 2004 inaugural edition of the showcase alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Emily Blunt, James McAvoy and Ashley Walters.

“I will endeavour to continue to make ground-breaking work and open doors for underrepresented people that may not often get a chance,” said Clarke.

Previous recipients of the prize include directors Ridley and Tony Scott, Film4 Productions, the Harry Potter film series, the National Film and Television School and last year’s winner Andy Serkis.