Award winning actor Noel Clarke dropped by Bafta after sexual harassment allegations

Picture: ITV Viewpoint

Award winning actor Noel Clarke has been suspended by Bafta after allegations of sexual harassment.

The claims come a week after Clarke, 45, received one of its top honours for “outstanding contribution to cinema”.

Clarke has said he “vehemently denies any sexual misconduct or wrongdoing”.

In a statement the actor said:

“I will defend myself against these false allegations.

“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.”

It’s reported 20 women have made allegations against Clarke.

Bafta said it was suspending his membership and the recently awarded honour “immediately and until further notice”.

Clarke is a currently starring in the ITV crime drama Viewpoint – a five part series.

He is also a producer of the programme.

Management and production company 42M&P said it no longer represented the actor.

Clarke is married to Iris Da Silva, a cosmetic designer, and the couple have three sons.

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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV’s Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.