Noel Clarke

Doctor Who former cast member Noel Clarke, Mickey Smith, boyfriend of the Ninth and Tenth Doctor’s companion Rose Tyler, has gotten a role in Paramount Pictures’ much anticipated Star Trek sequel, Variety reports. It is a J.J. Abrams film, the important points of the deal are being kept close, but Clarke’s character is basically described as “a family man with a wife and young daughter.”

Clarke joins returning cast members Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin, and newcomers Alice Eve and Peter Weller. Edgar Ramirez is considered to be a favorite to tackle the film’s leading villain, instead of Benicio del Toro, who withdrew from discussions early last month.
The 36-year-old Clarke is probably best known for his role Mickey Smith, ex boyfriend of the Ninth and Tenth Doctor’s companion Rose Tyler, on the hit sci-fi program Doctor Who. He has also starred in the British comedy-drama Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, authored and co-starred in the 2006 drama Kidulthood. Nole Clark directed its 2008 sequel Adulthood.
Written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof, the Star Trek sequel opens May 17, 2013.