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
UK grime star Bashy – real name Ashley Thomas – was so impressed by Noel Clarke’s 2006 film ‘KiDULTHOOD’ he made a mixtape featuring samples from the film. Clarke initially wanted to SUE him for illegally sampling the film, as Bashy explains in our exclusive clip from the upcoming ‘BrOTHERHOOD’ DVD release above, but he quickly changed his mind when he heard the quality of the music. “I was rapping at the time and my name was starting to bubble, but it hadn’t bubbled enough,” explains Bashy.
Research from the British Film Institute has discovered that 59 percent of British movies made over the last 10 years feature no black actors in named roles. ‘Kidulthood’ star Noel Clarke is the most prolific black British actor, having made eight movies since 2006, followed by Ashley Walters, Naomie Harris, Thandie Newton, Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
A London cinema has stopped showing urban crime drama ‘Brotherhood’ following a violent ‘gang brawl’ incident in which a member of staff was attacked. The Vue Cinema at the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London, was the scene of the assault last week, in which a 28-year-old staff member suffered a laceration to the eye. The Metropolitan Police told Buzzfeed that the incident occurred prior to a late screening of the film, at around 11pm, and a man was taken to hospital to have the wound treated.
Noel Clarke returns with the third and final part of the 'Kidulthood' saga. 'BrOTHERHOOD' is coming to UK cinemas on 2 September, with previews from 29 August.