Noel Clarke: Bulletproof cancelled by Sky after misconduct allegations in opposition to actor

2021-05-22 03:23:00

TV police drama Bulletproof has been cancelled by Sky after allegations of misconduct in opposition to considered one of its leads, Noel Clarke.

Three sequence have already aired, and the broadcaster beforehand stated it was halting work with the actor, director and producer following the accusations.

Sky has now confirmed it doesn’t intend to supply any extra seasons of the present, which additionally stars Prime Boy actor Ashley Walters.

An organization spokesman stated: “Sky won’t be continuing with any additional sequence of Bulletproof.”

Manufacturing firm Vertigo Movies has additionally stated it “won’t make any future sequence of ‘Bulletproof”, in response to Selection.

Noel Clarke at the BAFTA Film Awards in London in 2019. Pic: AP
Clarke ‘vehemently’ denies allegations of sexual misconduct or felony behaviour. Pic: AP

The publication stated it understands season 4 had already been commissioned and was in pre-production phases when accusations in opposition to Clarke had been printed in The Guardian on 29 April.

Twenty girls, who knew him in knowledgeable capability, made allegations of bullying and sexual harassment in opposition to him, which the paper reported following an investigation.

Days after the allegations emerged, Clarke was accused by a number of girls of sexual harassment on the set of Physician Who and at a promotional occasion.

The actor performed automobile technician Mickey Smith from 2005 to 2010 within the hit BBC sci-fi present.

He has stated he “vehemently” denies allegations of sexual misconduct or felony behaviour, however shall be in search of skilled assist and has apologised “deeply” for his actions.

Walters, 38, beforehand stated on social media that he was “in shock and deeply saddened by what I’ve heard on a mess of ranges”.

He added: “I might by no means condone behaviour of this nature neither in nor out of the office, and while Noel has been a good friend and colleague for a number of years, I can not stand by and ignore these allegations.”

After allegations in opposition to Clarke had been printed within the Guardian, BAFTA suspended his membership and his latest excellent British contribution to cinema award.

BAFTA has defended its authentic choice to current Clarke with the gong – and stated requires board resignations are inappropriate.

Deputy chair of BAFTA Dame Pippa Harris informed Sky Information she “completely” stands by chair Krishnendu Majumdar and chief government Amanda Berry who, with steering from the organisation’s board, went forward with honouring Clarke after that they had been made conscious of allegations – as a result of the data given to them was nameless or secondhand.

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