Noel Clarke Steps Back

Former Doctor Who co-star and one-time Torchwood scriptwriter Noel Clarke recently called off  the premiere of his first play at a theatre festival in order to avoid stealing the spotlight from other writers, reports

"Once it got out that I was going to be there, there was a lot of interest. The showcase is supposed to be about promoting younger, more up-and-coming writers and that buzz started to detract from them. I didn’t want to take away the credit."

Noel is, of course, not so young anymore – in fact he’s 33, so it’s easy to see why he opted to make this move.  It’s doubly ironic that Clarke recently won a BAFTA – the Orange Rising Star Award – which is aimed at newcomers.

The good news is that Noel Clarke still plans to stage the play at some point in the future.


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