In Spotlight: Noel Clarke’s best movies and TV shows – from Kidulthood to Bulletproof

The actor, producer and writer’s career has gone from strength to strength since winning a Laurence Olivier award in 2003. Check out all his best TV and film moments.

By Becky Gamester-Newton Published: 17 March 2021 - 11.46am
Noel Clarke stars in Bulletproof

Noel Clarke has come a long way since he first landed on our screens in the early noughties.

He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer in 2003 and the Bafta Orange Rising Star Award in 2009, and his worked his way through a huge range of memorable performances.

We take a look at his best movies and TV shows to date.


Ray Panthaki, Rebecca Martin, Madeline Fairley, Red Madrell, Aml Ameen, Noel Clarke, Jaime Winstone and Femi Oyeniran at the Kidulthood premiere Getty

This drama was written by Noel, who also plays one of the lead characters, Sam Peel.

Underage drinking, sex and drugs are all depicted in this powerful film, which is about a group of teenagers in the west London neighbourhood of Ladbroke Grove, where Noel grew up on a council estate.

He later directed the sequel, Adulthood, and the final film of the trilogy, Brotherhood.

Kidulthood is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Doctor Who

Noel was part of the Doctor Who cast between 2005 and 2006, playing Mikey, the dopey boyfriend of companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper).

He later returned for the series finale in 2008 and briefly for the Tenth Doctor's send-off.

The first 26 series of Doctor Who – from 1963 to 1996 – are available on BritBox.

The latest 12 series of Doctor Who are available on BBC iPlayer.


Noel Clarke stars alongside Ashley Walters in this buddy cop action series.

As detective Aaron Bishop (more commonly known as Bishop), Noel investigates some of the country’s most dangerous criminals - with a laugh or two along the way.

Watch the Bulletproof seasons 1-3 box sets with the NOW Entertainment Membership.

SAS: Red Notice

This electrifying action thriller, based on Andy McNab's Tom Buckingham series, sees Noel play SAS Major Bisset.

He’s called into action to rescue hostages in the Channel Tunnel when a group of terrorists strike.

SAS: Red Notice is available on Sky Cinema with the NOW Cinema Membership.

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This modern take on the classic tale of Oliver Twist sees Noel play Brownlow, as a group of streetwise young hustlers take on the heist of the century.

Noel is also a producer on the film – it was made by his production company Unstoppable.

Twist is available on Sky Cinema with the NOW Cinema Membership.


Noel stars in this ITV surveillance thriller which explores whether we can be truly objective when observing others.

He plays DC Martin Young, who’s investigating the disappearance of a primary school teacher.

Viewpoint is launching on ITV this spring.


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