In April of this year, British actor and filmmaker Noel Clarke was accused of sexual misconduct and harassment by multiple women in an exposé published by The Guardian.
When the news broke, the BAFTA committee revoked Clarke’s recent award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema as well as his membership. Television networks stopped airing his television series Viewpoint in the wake of the backlash.
Clarke, who wrote, directed and starred in the successful Hood trilogy of films, and also made his name starring as Mickey Smith in the TV series Doctor Who from 2005-10. He was accused of a variety of wrongdoings by 20 women in the report. The accusations range from alleged bullying to sexual harassment and unwanted sexual contact.
At the time, a statement from the Metropolitan Police obtained by the BBC asserted: “On Wednesday, 21 April, police received a third party report relating to allegations of sexual offences allegedly committed by a male over a period of time.
“A number of other women have since come forward and informed police of other incidents involving the male. All of the incidents are currently being assessed by officers to ascertain if any offences have been committed. There is no criminal investigation at this time.”
However, the actor quickly moved to deny all the allegations: “I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or criminal wrongdoing,” Clarke stated. “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.”
Unstoppable Film and Television production company was co-founded by Clarke and Jason Maza in 2012, receiving funding from All3Media in 2018. However, both of them were suspended in April after the investigations into Clarke’s alleged abhorrent behaviour.
Official sources from All3Media recently confirmed that Clarke and Maza are no longer a part of Unstoppable. Employees in junior positions are also in the process of securing employment at other places, while All3Media is planning to delegate Unstoppable’s production projects to other companies.