Noel Clarke answers your questions
Now you've seen Kidulthood and Adulthood is on tonight at 10pm, find out more about the films' award-winning actor, writer and director Noel Clarke. We put some of your questions to the West London-born star and here are his answers.Tom Newton on Facebook: How did you become an actor? Noel: It was something I always wanted to do since I was about 5 years old. Years later I just got lucky and met the right person at the right time. After that, knowing how lucky I was to be doing the job I'd dreamed about, I just knuckled down and focused.
From Christinee Kane McIntosh on Facebook: What made you even think of Kidulthood and Adulthood?
Noel: Well, the first film is based partially on me and my friends hanging out back in the day so it wasn't tough to think of it. Putting a story together and connecting things I'd experienced and seen was the tricky part.
From Andy on Facebook: Having re-watched Kidulthood, did you realise back in 2006 and before Adulthood that it would remain relevant nearly 6 years later? Will there be a third story to tell?
Noel: The constants will always be relevant. There will always be bullies, there will always be teenagers, there will always be strong weak, good, bad, drugs, sex. What we have to do is educate those we are responsible for to try and do things the right way. Is there a third story? Maybe. Will I tell it? I don't know. Maybe BBC3 seeing how popular these are should make a TV show!
From @nicwwfc on Twitter: What is your worst memory from school?
Noel: I actually don't have have one. Maybe that's it. The fact that school wasn't actually that memorable at all. I couldn't tell you a best memory, let alone a worst.
@britclam on Twitter: You've accomplished a lot, what's next for you?
Noel: I don't know. I'm trying/have written a few different things but just want to keep improving and make bigger films.
From Adam Parkin on the blog: What inspired you to get into making films? And, how could anyone make it into films?
Noel: It's just something I always wanted to be a part of. Mostly as an actor but as you get older and bolder you want to try more and people gave me opportunities to write and direct. I just took them. As for how you get in, there is no right or wrong answer to that and it happens differently for everyone.
@MK7LFC on Twitter: What advice would you give to aspiring scriptwriters/filmmakers in this YouTube generation we live in now?
Noel: Don't wait for things to happen. Go out and make them happen. There is so much opportunity right now to surprise the dinosaurs in this biz. Just do it.
From @Cuuuuurlyyyyy on Twitter: What's the next Noel Clarke film?
Noel: I've written a sci-fi and co-written a rom-com. But the film I'm looking to direct next is an MMA [mixed martial arts] one. Hopefully this year.
From Kristian Maloney on Facebook: Are you appearing as Mickey in Doctor Who soon...?
Noel: Not that I know of. I love Doctor Who and Matt and Karen are great but I don't make those choices.
From @Mr_Costin on Twitter: What was the message being put across in both the movies - Kidulthood and Adulthood?
Noel: In Kidulthood, it was basically if you behave like this or immerse yourself in this world, then you could die. In Adulthood, it was more that you can walk away from bad things you don't have to fight, in some situations it's better to just walk away. People may call you names but you'll be alive.
Thanks for all the great questions you have posted on @bbc3tv on Twitter, BBC Three Facebook Fan Page and the blog. And don't forget, if you've missed it, you can still watch Adulthood on the iPlayer.
Mars Elkins is producer for the BBC Three website.