Warrant issued for arrest of BAFTA-winning ‘Kidulthood’ star Adam Deacon

Deacon, accused of harassing a 'Kidulthood' co-star, failed to appear in court today (January 5)

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Adam Deacon after the BAFTA-winning actor and director failed to appear in court.

Hackney-born Deacon, 31, was due to appear at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court in west London at 10.45am today (January 5) after being charged on December 20 with one count of harassment without violence.

Deacon is accused of harassing Noel Clarke, his co-star in Kidulthood and also the acclaimed film’s writer, by posting abusive and threatening messages on social media.

After being charged on December 20, Deacon was released on bail under conditions stating that he must not contact Clarke or post anything online relating to his former co-star.

Deacon and Clarke worked together on 2006’s Kidulthood and its 2008 sequel Adulthood, both of which were written by Clarke. Clarke also served as a director on the second film.

Deacon won the BAFTA ‘Rising Star’ award in 2012 for his own directorial debut, Anuvahood, a spoof of British urban films like Kidulthood and Adulthood.