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Star Trek Sequel Beams Up Doctor Who’s Noel Clarke

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<i>Star Trek</i> Sequel Beams Up <i>Doctor Who’s</i> Noel Clarke

Doctor Who alum Noel Clarke has landed a role in Paramount Pictures’ much anticipated Star Trek sequel, Variety reports. This being a J.J. Abrams film, the details are being kept under wraps, but Clarke’s character is generically described as “a family man with a wife and young daughter.”

He joins returning cast members Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin, as well as newcomers Alice Eve and Peter Weller. Edgar Ramirez is said to be a favorite to play the film’s main villain, replacing Benicio del Toro, who withdrew from negotiations early last month.

The 36-year-old Clarke is probably best known for playing Mickey Smith, boyfriend of the Ninth and Tenth Doctor’s companion Rose Tyler, on the hit sci-fi series Doctor Who. He also appeared in the British comedy-drama Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, wrote and co-starred in the 2006 drama Kidulthood and also directed its 2008 sequel Adulthood.

Written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof, the Star Trek sequel opens May 17, 2013.

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