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Noel Clarke: ‘Not Begging’ For Anniversary Return

Self-effacing Noel Clarke – the proverbial ‘tin dog’ – has dismissed himself from appearances in, arguably, two of the biggest sci-fi events of next year: the long awaited Star Trek sequel Star Trek Into Darkness and the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Clarke, who played Tenth Doctor companion Mickey Smith, is adamant that he won’t be amongst the litany of potential returnees to the Doctor’s birthday bash:

I’m sure if I was gonna be there, I’d know about it already. I’m not chasing it and I’m not… begging for it. I do my own thing and they do their thing. If they called me, then I’m sure there’d be a conversation, but I’m not calling them or chasing it.

I loved Doctor Who, it was a great experience. Who knows? I would never not [return] if I was asked, but I do my films now.

Clarke added that he has continued to watch the show and is a fan of the Eleventh Doctor himself Matt Smith:
I love what Matt brings to it and I’m sure the 50th anniversary will be no holds barred, I’m sure it’ll be great

One thing he’s less sure about his whether not he’ll appear in the final cut of Star Trek Into Darkness.

Hedging his bets, Clarke told BBC Breakfast news that he was unsure if his role will definitely appear in the film – which describes as a ‘great adventure’ – as he has hit the cutting room floor on other big blockbuster movies:

As far as I’m aware I’m still in the movie…You go out there and do a big film, you don’t know what they’re gonna cut.

However, sometimes being removed from a film is a blessing in disguise:
Ghost Rider 2. Probably better off with that one to be honest!

Clarke’s latest film, The Knot – where a soon-to-be wed couple suffer through a series of mishaps leading to their wedding day – is in cinemas this Friday.


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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