It’s Mickey, But Not As We Know Him

Huge congratulations must go to multi-talented actor, writer and director Noel Clarke today for winning a role in the forthcoming Star Trek 2 movie.

While David Tennant spent what seems like ages slogging around the USA trying to find interesting roles after leaving Doctor Who, Clarke seems to have effortlessly waited for a top movie to come along and then bagged himself a part!

A key element of Doctor Who’s return in 2005, Clarke played Rose Tyler’s soon-to-be-former boyfriend Mickey Smith on and off between Rose and The End of Time, Part 2, developing the character from layabout fool to pan-dimensional freedom fighter (and not many can say that)!

Beyond Doctor Who Clarke has had success with home-grown movies Kidulthood and Adulthood. Regularly an intelligent Tweeter and apparently a man who goes for the best roles he can find, we wish Mr Clarke all the best for Star Trek 2 – although we doubt there will be any “bog monsters”!

(Meanwhile, Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch has also been cast in the movie – find out more at Cult Britannia.)


Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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