Sky suspends filming on all Noel Clarke productions following allegations of misconduct

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Sky suspends filming on all Noel Clarke productions (Picture: Getty)

Filming on the third series of Bulletproof has been suspended following allegations of misconduct agasint its lead actor Noel Clarke. 

Clarke has denied all allegations after 20 women accused the Doctor Who star of various incidents of misconduct. 

Sky has now released a statement confirming all programming involving the 45-year-old has been put on pause.

The broadcaster said: ‘Sky stands against all forms of sexual harassment and bullying and takes any allegations of this nature extremely seriously. Effective immediately, we have halted Noel Clarke’s involvement in any future Sky productions.’

Vertigo Films, the UK producer behind Bulletproof, has also launched its own investigation into Clarke’s conduct but stressed ‘no issues have been flagged to us’.

A spokesperson said: ‘We are devastated to hear about these allegations and have launched an urgent investigation to find out if any apply to any Vertigo Films productions. Our immediate concern is for any cast or crew who may have had a negative experience on set.

Noel Clarke attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at
Clarke has denied all allegations (Picture: Getty)

‘We have robust procedures in place for reporting incidents, including the ability to raise issues anonymously. And while no issues have been flagged to us, we stand ready to support anyone who has had a negative experience on the show and encourage you to come forward with confidence. Effective immediately, Noel Clarke is removed from any Vertigo Films production.’

Clarke has vehemently denied the allegations in a statement to the Guardian.

He said: ‘In a 20-year career, I have put inclusivity and diversity at the forefront of my work and never had a complaint made against me. 

‘If anyone who has worked with me has ever felt uncomfortable or disrespected, I sincerely apologise. I vehemently deny any sexual misconduct or wrongdoing and intend to defend myself against these false allegations.’

Following the allegations, Noel has been stripped of his Bafta award and membership. 

Last month, Bafta announced it was honouring Clarke for outstanding British contribution to cinema at this year’s awards.

Commenting on the honour at the time, Clarke said: ‘Thank you Bafta for this acknowledgment and recognition of my work over the past two decades.

‘I will endeavour to continue to make ground-breaking work and open doors for underrepresented people that may not often get a chance.’

Bafta has since released a new statement stressing it ‘did not know about any allegations relating to Clarke prior to the announcement of the OBCC award on 29 March.’  

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