Noel Clarke's disappointment at Fisherman's Friends co-stars not speaking up at poster snub

Danny Thompson
Actor Noel Clarke attends the Rakuten TV EMPIRE Awards 2018 at The Roundhouse on March 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Actor Noel Clarke has opened up about being left off the promotional poster of Fisherman's Friends and says his co-stars never "spoke up" on his behalf.

The Kidulthood and Bullterproof star shared an image of the 2019 comedy on Twitter pointing out his absence from the poster despite being named at the top.

Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, David Hayman, Dave Johns, Sam Swainsbury and Tuppence Middleton, all stared in the movie alongside Clarke and are pictured on the poster.

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Sharing the snub on social media, Clarke adds arrows to the image which shows space where he could have been included.

He captioned it: "And I'll just leave this here. And not one of these other actors spoke up for me and the fact I was not on here, being as well known as most of them."

He added: "For the record I don't believe for a second that any of the cast in the film is racist. Intentional or otherwise. That's not what I'm saying. Nor what I said. For ME to not speak up for them would be wrong."

The tweet was liked more than 20,000 times and had over 5,000 retweets.

In support of Clarke, writer and historian David Olusaga responded: “I don't know Noel but I find it hard to imagine that he's desperate for publicity, but if he was I am sure he'd be able to get it in an easier way.”

He later invited actors to contact him to speak about his exclusion if they didn’t agree with his comments.

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He tweeted: “Any actors (friends or not, but particularly friends) who may not understand or agree with what I posted on twitter or why, you have my number or can get it.

“Or DM me if you want to question me about it. I’m not hard to find.”

Fisherman’s Friends is based on a true story about Cornish fisherman who started a band and were signed with universal records.