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.
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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