The award winning performer reached mainstream recognition because of his portrayal of Mickey Smith in the BBC resurrection of the scifi show, Doctor Who. In 2006 his advent motion picture, Kidulthood, was released and received broad acclaim. The movie ‘s sequel, Adulthood, came out in 2008.
The son of Trinidadian immigrants, Clarke was raised by his mom, Gemma, whose husband left her soon after their young son was created.
The little family never had much cash, but Clarke’s mother made the best of what she’d, making a house for her and her lad in a modest two-bedroom house in West London. “It was not substantially, but it was consistently warm with a great food smell when you walked in the doorway,” Clarke after said.
Clarke was not a great pupil. “I attempted, but I was never the child who excelled at anything—except sport,” he’d later say. In the University of North London, Clarke started to find his calling when he was given a couple of cameras for his media studies course.
Eventually, Clarke, who had long carried a love for performing, registered in the Actors Centre in London. To buy his education and his expenses, the ambitious performer worked as a fitness expert, physical education teacher and lifeguard.
Performing work eventually came Clarke’s manner. His first job came in 2001 using the television comedy drama Metrosexuality, in which Clarke played a 16-year old lad. From that point, his career began to blossom.
Actually, the initial half of the brand new century proved to be very productive for the youthful star. Serious acclaim came his way because of his portrayal of Mickey Smith to the new BBC version of the scifi classic series Doctor Who, and, after the show’s 2006 season, fans voted Clarke “Best Male Guest Performer” via a survey of Doctor Who magazine subscribers.
Clarke is one of just a few of celebrities who has appeared in the Doctor Who and Star Trek franchises.
As Clarke began to delve into playing, he also started writing scripts. In 2001, Clarke started composing Kidulthood, the 2006 teen movie that started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and starred in its successor, Adulthood (2008), that was a small success in the box office.
In 2010, Clarke wrote and directed the offense thriller 18.104.22.168. A couple of years after, three other Clarke pictures, Fast Girls, The Knot and Storage 24, were released.
Recently, Clarke has reconnected with his dad. The actor/filmmaker lives together with his lovely wife and kids in West London.