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Saturday 26 July 2014

Noel Clarke: I want Star Wars role

Noel Clarke admitted he's a huge Star Wars fan

Noel Clarke has revealed he hopes to appear in a Star Wars film - even if he's a grandfather by the time he finally gets the chance.

The 38-year-old British actor and director worked with Star Wars: Episode VII helmer JJ Abrams on Star Trek Into Darkness, and is desperate to be cast in one of Disney's planned follow-up films.

Noel said: " I know that they've got three main films happening over the next five or six years and they have one spin-off film in between each one, so I've got five chances to get in one, that's all I'm concerned about.

"I want to be in one at some point, and so if I can do that I'll be happy. I'll be a grandad by that time, but if I can get in one I'll be chuffed!"

The Adulthood director - who played Mickey Smith, boyfriend of the Doctor's assistant Rose Tyler in Doctor Who - has just made his first science fiction film The Anomaly.

While it is very different from the gritty drama Kidulthood and Adulthood that made his name, Noel insists sci-fi was always on the cards for him.

He said: "I've always watched sci-fi since I was a kid. I used to watch it religiously. I was a big Star Wars fan, Star Trek: The Next Generation, in particular. Quantum Leap, all the sci-fi shows, Doctor Who, everything I could watch when I was a kid.

"I'm a big comic book fan as well, so it's just what I've always been into."

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