I am excited to introduce this weeks podcast guest... BAFTA award winning Actor, Director, Producer, Writer and Father Noel Clarke.
Noel is the son of immigrants hailing from Trinidad. His mother raised him in a council home in West London. Growing up in a world of poverty and crime, any pessimist would say he would not be the man he is today. From the age of 6 Noel knew he wanted to create a life away from his environment, with no formal training in acting school. He began writing his first script in his early teen after watching American movies like Boyz n the Hood, noticing the lack of diversity and similar themes in the UK.
Noel has triumphed to the top. His contributions to British film and culture is unprecedented. Noel has written, produced and directed some of the most iconic British Films and TV shows; Doctor Who, Kidulthood, Adulthood and Bulletproof. Noel has continued to break through glass ceilings, by creating a pathway for many young black, under privileged kids to walk through.
Despite Noel’s setbacks, he has challenged the industry and broken barriers down. Noel is notoriously frank, brutally honest and at times vulnerable. He talks about his experiences of being written off, rejected, judged and overlooked. Motivated by the lack of opportunities, you will hear how Noel flipped the industry on its head - through his solid ambition, drive and hunger.
This is not like any podcast you will have listened to. This podcast will challenge your mind and start a fire in you. If you don’t believe me – take a listen.
Why is drive important?
Why is diversifying your skill set so important?
Winning my BAFTA with £0 to my name
Paving the way for others to follow
How have you changed?
How we're making history
My book:UK, US, AUS, NZ Link) - http://hyperurl.co/xenkw2
(EU & Rest of the World Link) - https://www.bookdepository.com/Happy-Sexy-Millionaire-Steven-Bartlett/9781529301496?ref=grid
Sponser (listen out for the Easter egg hunt):https://uk.huel.com/