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Former Noel Clarke Agent Gary O’Sullivan Launches New Talent Management Company Accelerate (EXCLUSIVE)

By on June 14, 2021 0

Noel Clarkeformer agent Gary O’Sullivan started his own talent management company, Variety can exclusively reveal. The Accelerate Management company was launched last month.

O’Sullivan previously worked at 42 Management & Production, where he replaced Clarke among other leading actors including Emily Beecham (“The Pursuit of Love”) and Tom Felton (“Harry Potter”). O’Sullivan split from 42 last month, although the reason for leaving was not provided at the time.

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It was 42’s second high-profile outing following numerous allegations of bullying and sexual harassment against former O’Sullivan client Noel Clarke.

Clarke, who denies all of the allegations against him, was removed from 42 (along with CAA and Industry Entertainment, his US management company) within a day of The Guardian publishing a lengthy article on April 29, alleging dozens of incidents of sexual misconduct. by the actor and director. There is no suggestion that O’Sullivan was aware of the allegations against Clarke before they were published.

A week later, it was reported that O’Sullivan had left 42, with neither party citing the reason for the split. According to documents from Companies House, O’Sullivan launched Accelerate Management six days later. He is currently listed as the only administrator.

The veteran agent had only joined 42 six months earlier from Troika, where he worked as an agent and partner for 13 years. He was accompanied on his move from Troika to 42 by fellow agent Ellie Martin-Sperry and a number of loyal clients including Clarke, Beecham and Felton.

From IMDb, it looks like Beecham and Felton have again followed O’Sullivan to speed up, while Martin-Sperry remains at 42.

It doesn’t appear that Accelerate is currently representing Clarke.

42 did not respond to Varieties press time queries. O’Sullivan declined to comment.

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