Birth Name: Patrick Hewes Stewart
Age: 72, born 13 July 1940
Born and residing in: United Kingdom
Height: 5' 10"
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
Relationship Status: Single
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About: Patrick Hewes Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he quit when his editor told him he was spending too much time at the theatre and not enough working. Stewart spent a year as a furniture salesman, saving cash to attend drama school. He was accepted by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1957. He made his professional debut in 1959 in the repertory Patrick Hewes Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he quit when his editor told him he was spending too much time at the theatre and not enough working. Stewart spent a year as a furniture salesman, saving cash to attend drama school. He was accepted by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1957. He made his professional debut in 1959 in the repertory theatre in Lincoln; he worked at the Manchester Library Theatre and a tour around the world with the Old Vic Company followed in the early 1960s. Stewart joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966, to begin his 27-year association. Following a spell with the Royal National Theatre in the mid 1980s, he went to Los Angeles, California to star in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), which ran from 1987-1994, playing the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. After the series ended, Stewart reprised his role for a string of successful Star Trek films: Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). Stewart continues to work on the stage and in various films. He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 Queen's New Year's Honours List for his accomplishments in theatre, film and television.
Bald head, strong authoritative voice and a dedicated Shakespearean bearing
Roles in classical plays and Shakespearean dramas
Frequently plays leaders or authority figures
The role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)
Wry self-depreciating sense of humor
Father of Sophie Stewart and Daniel Stewart.
Announced his engagement to former "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) producer Wendy Neuss, aged 39. [September 1997]
London Fringe Theatre Best Actor Award 1986, for role of George in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" at the Young Vic.
New York Theater Critics Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performance 1993, for "A Christmas Carol" at the Broadhurst
Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment 1994, for "A Christmas Carol" at the Old Vic.
Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
US TV Guide -- voted "Most Bodacious" male on television in 1993.
During the first season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), he was so convinced that he was going to be fired from the series that he didn't unpack his bags for six weeks.
Began to lose his hair at age 19.
Has a human rights scholarship named after him from Amnesty International.
Is best friends with his "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) castmate Brent Spiner, who was Stewart's best man at the wedding to "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) producer Wendy Neuss.
In episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), when he got up, he had a habit of tugging on the uniform where it was creased. Jonathan Frakes jokingly called this the Picard Maneuver, and the name stuck.
Is a lifelong supporter of Huddersfield Town Football Club of the Football League.
Is a fan of "Doctor Who" (1963) and "Red Dwarf" (1988).
November 2003 - accepted the position of Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield and became a British resident again in 2004.
He is a huge fan of the comic book series "Transmetropolitan", written by Warren Ellis. It follows the adventures of journalist Spider Jerusalem in a future of paranoia and corruption, and deals with politics, journalism, and, most of all, the truth. He has even written an introduction to "Lonely City", one of the graphic novels in the series, explaining how he enjoys the main character's brutality and hostility towards this world as a desire that we all sometimes feel.
He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1994 (1993 season) for Best Entertainment Award for his adaptation and staged performance of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol".
He is the new Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, England and made his first official visit to the University on 10 March 2004.
Referred to Commander Riker on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) as Number One. When he guest-starred on an episode of "The Simpsons" (1989), he played a character named Number One.
Along with Colm Meaney and Armin Shimerman, he is one of only three actors to appear in the pilots of two different 'Star Trek' series. ("Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)). Michael Dorn's "Worf" was in both "Star Trek: TNG" and "Star Trek: DS9", and John de Lancie was in "Star Trek: TNG", "Star Trek: DS9" and "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995).
Had the first line in both "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993), and the last line in the former.
On the shortlist for the role of Professor Watson (played by Glyn Houston) in "Doctor Who: The Hand of Fear: Part Two (#14.6)" (1976) and "Doctor Who: The Hand of Fear: Part Three (#14.7)" (1976) .
On the shortlist for the role of the Castellan (played by Paul Jerrico ) in "Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity: Part 1 (#20.1)" (1983), "Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity: Part 2 (#20.2)" (1983), "Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity: Part 3 (#20.3)" (1983), "Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity: Part 4 (#20.4)" (1983) and "Doctor Who: The Five Doctors (#20.23)" (1983).
Has appeared in two completely different, unrelated productions with Clive Revill about Robin Hood: "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Qpid (#4.20)" (1991) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993).
He was originally the narrator of The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). However, director Tim Burton decided to cut most of the narration and also changed the voice. Stewart's original recording can be heard in Danny Elfman's soundtrack because Elfman liked Stewart's reading better.
In Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), he played King Richard I, the Lionheart. In The Lion in Winter (2003) (TV), he played Richard's father, King Henry II.
Has appeared with Kelsey Grammer in three different productions: "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), "Frasier" (1993) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
Is a longtime supporter of the British Labour Party.
Has been a close friend of Brian Blessed since childhood.
Is a fan of F1. He attended the 2003 British Grand Prix, and has taken part in several celebrity car races.
Appeared in John le Carré's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" (1979) and "Smiley's People" (1982), as "Karla", controller of the Russian Secret Service. In both, he starred in just one scene, both opposite Sir Alec Guinness and had no dialog in either.
Was considered for the role of Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).
He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen's Millennium Honours list for his services to acting and the cinema.
Is good friends with Whoopi Goldberg.
Because his French character on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) has a British accent, he has joked to fans that Jean-Luc Picard was raised by an English nanny.
Besides his character named by Gene Roddenberry after Jacques-Yves Cousteau's close friend, Picard can also be seen as a reference to Captain Pike of the original series. "Picard" means pike handler in French.
Has played two kings of England (Richard Lionheart in Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) and Henry II in The Lion in Winter (2003) (TV)), and Vice President Dick Cheney on "American Dad!" (2005).
He is a huge and very much devoted fan of Monty Python, and he is also good friends with all the Python members and was a close personal friend of the late Graham Chapman. He is so much of a fan and friend of the Pythons that they have publicly announced if there ever was a reunion tour, Stewart would be Chapman's replacement.
Provided narration for Rick Wakeman's album "Return to the Centre of the Earth" (1999).
His parents are Alfred and Gladys Stewart.
Actress Teryl Rothery, who co-starred with Stewart in Masterminds (1997) has a longtime crush on the actor, which she often speaks of during convention appearances.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. [16 December 1996]
Younger brother of Trevor Stewart and Geoffrey Stewart.
Is close friends with "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) co-star Gates McFadden, who played Dr. Beverly Crusher. Stewart was the one who convinced her to return in the series' third season.
He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 Queen's New Year's Honours List for his services to drama.
Was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on June 2, 2010.
Has played Claudius, the King of Denmark, in two productions of Hamlet. First in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980) (TV), opposite Derek Jacobi as Hamlet; and then in Hamlet (2009), opposite David Tennant. Jacobi also played Doctor Who on the radio, and The Master on the television series, in which Tennant played The Doctor.
He has played the same character (Captain Jean-Luc Picard) in three different television series: "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) and "Family Guy" (1999).
Very good friends with William Shatner.
When starting on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), he was such an unknown with the American networks, that his trailer simply read 'British Shakespeare Actor'.
Stewart related, on "The Graham Norton Show: Liam Neeson/Sir Patrick Stewart/Alan Davies/Ed Sheeran (#10.14)" (2012), a memorable encounter he once had in San Francisco where he was severely mistaken when a tipsy couple boarded a hotel elevator with him. No sooner had the doors closed when the man blurted out, "Oh my God, I can't believe it, it's Dr. Spock from Star Wars." To which his wife responded, "Honey no, no, you got it wrong. This is Sir Ben Kingsley".
Is a self-confessed huge fan of Reba McEntire.
Scheduling conflicts with "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) forced him to turn down multiple offers to appear in Disney films including: The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), and Pocahontas (1995). ... (more) (less)
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