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.)