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Brit Actor Noel Clarke Joins Star Trek Sequel Cast

JJ Abrams upcoming Star Trek sequel has added a new member to its cast. British actor Noel Clarke (known for role on Doctor Who) has joined the Trek film in a supporting role according to a new report. Some details on the role below.
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Noel Clarke joins Star Trek

Variety is reporting that director JJ Abrams has cast another actor for his 2013 Star Trek sequel. Brit Noel Clarke, best known for a recurring role on BBC’s Doctor Who, has joined the cast. There is no name given for the role, but Variety reports that Clarke will be playing "a family man with a wife and young daughter."

Clarke (36) has an acting career dates back to the late nineties. In addition to his recurring role as Mickey Smith on Doctor Who, Clarke has appeared on many UK TV series as well as some films. He has also written and directed a couple of independent films and in 2009 won the BAFTA Rising Star Award.

Clarke joins the previously cast Alice Eve and Peter Weller, along with the returning main cast led by Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. There is still no word yet on who will be playing the villain for the film. Talks broke down a month ago with Benicio Del Tor and since then there has been discussion of other actors auditioning for the role.

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Lt. Bailey
January 4, 2012 12:55 pm

Maybe he will play a young Clark Tyrell, future Captain of the Reliant.

Craiger
January 4, 2012 1:03 pm

Or maybe play a father of a family that the nomadic Klingons haras, if the Klingons are in it? Or maybe a Klingon with a family?

Trekman_dave
January 4, 2012 1:07 pm

Very interesting, think he is a great actor so happy news

Marvin the Martian
January 4, 2012 1:08 pm

Maybe he’s playing a Horta.

CmdrR
January 4, 2012 1:10 pm

Red shirt.

Crusade2267
January 4, 2012 1:11 pm

Dr. Richard Daystrom is my guess.

MONGO
January 4, 2012 1:15 pm

Mongo not know for sure but guess that he play “a family man with a wife and young daughter.”

Mongo see what mean by that be a spoiler. Whole movie ruined for Mongo.

By way, Mongo not think Daystrom have wife and daughter. But maybe even this different in Not Prime Universe.

Sorry4Mongo
January 4, 2012 1:18 pm

Oh, poor Mongo. There there, there there.

dharmaworkman
January 4, 2012 1:20 pm

A young version of Cartwright from ST IV and VI would be neat to see.

Ralph
January 4, 2012 1:21 pm

Well….this IS an alternate timeline AND as I recall Mickey and Rose are in an alternate universe on Doctor Who………
Oh, the possiblities that won’t happen.

rm10019
January 4, 2012 1:23 pm

Mickey!!

Dalek
January 4, 2012 1:24 pm

#10 Ralph, Mickey left the alternate universe after his grandmother died. He is now the husband of Martha as seen in the final David Tennant episode.

MONGO
January 4, 2012 1:25 pm

Mongo laugh for because person make up screen name for Mongo.

Not be sorry for Mongo. Mongo try make joke. Mongo not funny all times.

Mongo say actor be Dr. M’Benga. That right how spell?

Khan was Framed!
January 4, 2012 1:27 pm

Uhura’s father in flashback sequences?

Maybe Daystrom?

Damian
January 4, 2012 1:28 pm

Or maybe he’s a completely new character:) Nah.

January 4, 2012 1:32 pm

“a family man with a wife and young daughter.”

Wife will either leave him and his daughter and/or be dead before the movie ends and the daughter will be kidnapped by the villains thus will need rescuing. Or they’ll both be written out of the story after their introduction.

“GRR!” on you and your puny gender roles you love so much Supreme Court.

Mark
January 4, 2012 1:34 pm

As long as he’s not the “Tin Dog,” I’m sure he’ll be happy. ;-)

Simpleton
January 4, 2012 1:35 pm

This is an amazing bit of casting. Noel is a very fine bit of raw talent. Good actor and film director

Quatlo
January 4, 2012 1:37 pm

Geordi’s father or grandfather – maybe.

rm10019
January 4, 2012 1:38 pm

Hmm, i know i put that ‘hide’ post button somewhere, now where did that go…

NuFan
January 4, 2012 1:43 pm

Khan henchman #3

Of Bajor
January 4, 2012 1:56 pm

Absolutely fantastic choice. Terrific actor and director. This lad’s star is gonna rise and rise

LAgirl
January 4, 2012 1:59 pm

OMG!!! Mikeeeey!!! Love Love LOVE him!!

Rhett Coates
January 4, 2012 2:01 pm

Richard Daystrom is a good guess (he could play that part, I’m certain), and I’d add the character could also be Dr. M/Benga, who had studied meical practices on Vulcan (in THIS timeline, obviously before Nero’s ship took it out with the black hole red matter.

Either way, this is looking to be a GREAT movie, cast-wise. Besides, if Clarke is to be M/Benga, the previously announced blond might indeed be Christine Chapel….. just to round out that segment of Dr. McCoy’s primary staff, one could presume.

Keachick - rose pinenut
January 4, 2012 2:07 pm

As soon as I saw the picture of Noel Clarke at the top of the article, I thought I recognized the face. Then my little girl sitting three feet away said, “Mickey! from Dr Who” and then told me to read the article out to her. Good casting. Of course, he may be playing a very different sort of character from Mickey Smith. Just hope he keeps his British accent – YES?!

#16 Seems like you are already getting yourself a little bent out of shape – GRR!
Noel Clarke could be playing Alice Eve’s character’s other half…hmmm What puny gender roles? Anyway, you were a child once and presumably had a mother and father. Unless bright intelligent fit adult men and women do a bit of procreating, there is no future, at least, not for humanity.

I am speaking generally here, not specifically to you, Jeyl. It does seem to me that there is a terrific amount of negativity towards the idea of procreation and children within many parts of society. I am all too aware of the world’s population problems, the pollution, the costs of raising children etc. However, we will never have a Kirk or a Scotty et al in the future, let alone any Spock, unless a slightly different approach and attitude is taken towards having and raising children in this difficult world.

Khan was Framed!
January 4, 2012 2:08 pm

Lando Calrissian?

I mean why not make it even more like Star Wars?

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
January 4, 2012 2:10 pm

Well. Terell or M’Benga or Daystorm. or Boma. some good choices.

Trekker5
January 4, 2012 2:11 pm

Awesome!! Spoil me rotten!! :) :)

Phil
January 4, 2012 2:13 pm

Darth Vader?

Of Bajor
January 4, 2012 2:16 pm

He’s done far better stuff than Mickey in Doctor Who. Check him out in the awesome Kidulthood and the sequel Adulthood. He wrote directed and starred in both.

SupremeDalekOnTheBridge
January 4, 2012 2:17 pm

Mickey the Idiot!

Mickity Mick Mick Mickey!

Sular
January 4, 2012 2:20 pm

May Uhura’s dad. Spock is on earth to “Meet the Uhuras”!!!

jr
January 4, 2012 2:20 pm

Perhaps they will place a Police Call Box (blue, of course) in thier living room.

malcy
January 4, 2012 2:22 pm

What because he’s black he has to be a character from TOS who was black? Get a grip people

jr
January 4, 2012 2:24 pm

Maybe he is the son of the Captain of the Kelvin?

Phil
January 4, 2012 2:28 pm

@34. I vote for nurse Chris Chapel…..

Odkin
January 4, 2012 2:28 pm

Yay, they’ve cast the Magical Black Friend and the Cruel CEO.
Can the Manic Pixie Dream Girl be far behind?

Nano
January 4, 2012 2:29 pm

Thinking Gerard Butler / “King Leonidas” for a villain, perhaps Khan or an annoyed Klingon. The Klingon would work since the Federation & Kirk were able to destroy Nero and not the Empire…

CaptainDonovin
January 4, 2012 2:41 pm

Very interresting.

John R
January 4, 2012 2:44 pm

I hope his character’s last name is “Sisko”

VZX
January 4, 2012 2:45 pm

Harcourt Fenton Mudd. Fo sho.

January 4, 2012 2:48 pm

#5: Yup, red shirt.

Doug
January 4, 2012 2:54 pm

lol @ #7 Mongo, second line. Glad I wasn’t drinking something at the time, that was just too damn funny!

CarlG
January 4, 2012 3:15 pm

Welcome aboard, Rickey, err, Mickey! ;)

@37: Wow, you can divine all that from a sentence fragment? How do you manage…

TheDoctor
January 4, 2012 3:16 pm

Brilliant news. Good ol’ Ricky boy.

Spockchick
January 4, 2012 3:24 pm

@13 Mongo. M’Benga! You called it, that would be great.

I think the reason, @34 Malcy, is that the production team seem to be leaning toward nostalgia, but that may not be the case in the next movie.

tori
January 4, 2012 3:26 pm

Paging Dr. Mbenga to the Infirmary?

Either that, or a flashback to Uhura’s childhood/one of her relations. I’d love it to be a distant relation to the Siskos, but that’s SO unlikely.

Dee - lvs moon' surface
January 4, 2012 3:38 pm

Well..!…?………….. :-) :-)

Ciaran
January 4, 2012 3:54 pm

#30

I agree he is fantastic in both Kidulthood and Adulthood. And yes, he wrote both of them, but only directed Adulthood. He also wrote and directed another film called 4.3.2.1 which was also very good.

January 4, 2012 4:09 pm

@ 7

Hooray, we have a Mongo sighting. By the way that was pretty funny big guy.

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