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SIR PATRICK STEWART OBE (born 13 July 1940) is an English actor whose career has included roles on stage, television, and film in a career spanning almost six decades. He is a multiple time Olivier , Golden Globe , Emmy , Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
and Saturn Award
Saturn Award
nominee.

Beginning his career with a long run with the Royal Shakespeare Company , Stewart received the 1979 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Antony and Cleopatra on the West End . Stewart's first major screen roles were in BBC -broadcast television and film during the mid-late 1970s, including Hedda , and the I, Claudius miniseries .

In the 1980s, Stewart began working in American television and film, with roles such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard
in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its successor films , as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men
X-Men
series of superhero movies, the lead of the Starz
Starz
TV series Blunt Talk
Blunt Talk
, and voice roles such as CIA
CIA
Deputy Director Avery Bullock in American Dad!
American Dad!
and the poo emoji in The Emoji Movie . Having remained with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in 2008 Stewart played King Claudius
King Claudius
in Hamlet
Hamlet
on the West End and won a second Olivier Award.

In 1993, TV Guide
TV Guide
named Stewart the Best Dramatic Television Actor of the 1980s. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
on 16 December 1996. In 2010, Stewart was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
for services to drama.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life

* 2 Career

* 2.1 Early acting career (1966–1987)

* 2.2 Film and TV career

* 2.2.1 Star Trek: The Next Generation * 2.2.2 X-Men
X-Men
film series * 2.2.3 Documentaries * 2.2.4 Other film and television

* 2.3 Stage (1990–present) * 2.4 Voice acting * 2.5 Charity work and activism

* 3 Personal life

* 3.1 Relationships and children * 3.2 Beliefs, causes, and interests * 3.3 Honours

* 4 Performances and awards

* 4.1 Film * 4.2 Television * 4.3 Web series * 4.4 Videogames

* 5 See also * 6 Notes * 7 References * 8 Further reading * 9 External links

EARLY LIFE

Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
was born on 13 July 1940 in Mirfield
Mirfield
, in the West Riding of Yorkshire , England, to Gladys (née Barrowclough), a weaver and textile worker, and Alfred Stewart, a regimental sergeant major in the British Army
British Army
. He has two older brothers, Geoffrey (b. 28 January 1925, Mirfield) and Trevor (b. 10 August 1935, Mirfield). He was born with no middle name, though used the middle name "Hewes" professionally for a while in the 1980s.

Stewart grew up in a poor household with domestic violence from his father, an experience which later influenced his political and ideological beliefs. He spent much of his childhood in Jarrow
Jarrow
. Stewart's father served with the King\'s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was regimental sergeant major of the 2nd Battalion , Parachute Regiment during the Second World War
Second World War
, having previously worked as a general labourer and as a postman. As a result of his wartime experience during the Dunkirk evacuation
Dunkirk evacuation
, his father suffered from what was then known as combat fatigue (related to what is now known as post-traumatic stress disorder ). In a 2008 interview, Stewart said, "My father was a very potent individual, a very powerful man, who got what he wanted. It was said that when he strode onto the parade ground, birds stopped singing. It was many, many years before I realized how my father inserted himself into my work. I've grown a moustache for Macbeth
Macbeth
. My father didn't have one, but when I looked in the mirror just before I went on stage I saw my father's face staring straight back at me." I believed that no woman would ever be interested in me again. I prepared myself for the reality that a large part of my life was over. Patrick Stewart, regarding his becoming bald as a teenager

Stewart attended Crowlees Church of England
England
Junior and Infants School . He attributes his acting career to his English teacher, Cecil Dormand, who "put a copy of Shakespeare in my hand said, 'Now get up on your feet and perform.'" In 1951, aged 11, having failed the eleven-plus examination, he entered Mirfield
Mirfield
Secondary Modern School, where he continued to study drama. Around the same time he met the actor Brian Blessed
Brian Blessed
at a Mytholmroyd drama course, and the two have been friends ever since. At the age of 15, Stewart left school and increased his participation in local theatre. He gained a job as a newspaper reporter and obituary writer at the Mirfield
Mirfield
Sejanus
Sejanus
in I, Claudius ; Karla in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley\'s People ; Claudius in a 1980 BBC
BBC
adaptation of Hamlet
Hamlet
. He even took the romantic male lead in the 1975 BBC
BBC
adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Gaskell
's North and South (wearing a hairpiece). He also took the lead, playing psychiatric consultant Dr Edward Roebuck in BBC's Maybury in 1981. Stewart continued to play minor roles in films, such as King Leondegrance in John Boorman
John Boorman
's Excalibur (1981), the character Gurney Halleck
Gurney Halleck
in David Lynch
David Lynch
's film version of Dune (1984) and Dr. Armstrong in Tobe Hooper 's Lifeforce (1985).

Stewart preferred classical theatre to other genres, asking Doctor Who actress Lalla Ward
Lalla Ward
why she would work in science fiction or on television. In 1987, he nonetheless agreed to work in Hollywood on a revival of an old science-fiction television show, after Robert H. Justman saw him while attending a literary reading at UCLA . Stewart knew nothing about the original show, Star Trek
Star Trek
, or its iconic status in American culture . He was reluctant to sign the standard contract of six years but did so as he, his agent, and others with whom Stewart consulted, all believed that the new show would quickly fail, and he would return to his London stage career after making some money. While in Hollywood, he briefly took a middle name, "Hewes", to differentiate himself from another Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
who was already a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

FILM AND TV CAREER

Star Trek: The Next Generation

When Stewart began his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard
in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–94), the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
called him an "unknown British Shakespearean actor". Still living out of his suitcase because of his scepticism that the show would succeed, Stewart was unprepared for the long schedule of television production that began at 4:45 am each day. He initially experienced difficulty fitting in with his less-disciplined castmates, saying that his "spirits used to sink" when required to memorise and recite technobabble . Stewart eventually came to better understand the cultural differences between the stage and television, and his favourite technical line became "space-time continuum ". He remained close friends with his fellow Star Trek
Star Trek
actors and became their advocate with the producers when necessary. Marina Sirtis
Marina Sirtis
credited Stewart with "at least 50%, if not more" of the show's success because others imitated his professionalism and dedication to acting. It really wasn’t until the first season ended I went to my first Star Trek convention ... had expected that I would be standing in front of a few hundred people and found that there were two and a half thousand people and that they already knew more about me than I could ever possibly have believed. Stewart, on when he realised he had become famous

Stewart unexpectedly became wealthy because of the show's great success. In 1992, during a break in filming, Stewart calculated that he earned more during that break than from 10 weeks of Woolf in London. From 1994 to 2002, he also portrayed Picard in the films Star Trek Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002); and in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 's pilot episode "Emissary ", and received a 1995 Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
nomination for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series".

When asked in 2011 for the highlight of his career, he chose Star Trek: The Next Generation, "because it changed everything ." He has also said he is very proud of his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation, for its social message and educational impact on young viewers. When questioned about the significance of his role compared to his distinguished Shakespearean career, Stewart has said that: "The fact is all of those years in Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
– playing all those kings, emperors, princes and tragic heroes – were nothing but preparation for sitting in the captain's chair of the Enterprise." The accolades Stewart has received include the readers of TV Guide
TV Guide
in 1992 choosing him with Cindy Crawford , of whom he had never heard, as television's "most bodacious" man and woman. In an interview with Michael Parkinson , he expressed gratitude for Gene Roddenberry
Gene Roddenberry
's riposte to a reporter who said, "Surely they would have cured baldness by the 24th century," to which Roddenberry replied, "In the 24th century, they wouldn't care."

X-Men
X-Men
Film Series

"It came to a point where I had no idea where Picard began and I ended. We completely overlapped. His voice became my voice, and there were other elements of him that became me" ... No director in Hollywood wanted to cast this grand, deep-voiced, bald English guy because everybody knew he was Picard and couldn’t possibly be anybody else. In the event, he effectively reprised the part as Professor Charles Xavier – a grand, deep-voiced, bald English guy – in the X-Men
X-Men
films. – Interview, The Times
The Times

The success of the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV and film franchises typecast Stewart as Picard and obtaining other roles became difficult. He also found returning to the stage difficult because of his long departure. He commented that he would never have joined The Next Generation had he known that it would air for seven years: "No, no. NO. And looking back now it still frightens me a little bit to think that so much of my life was totally devoted to Star Trek
Star Trek
and almost nothing else."

However, in the late 1990s he accepted a key role in the big-budget X-Men
X-Men
film series , as Professor Charles Xavier , founder and mentor of the superhero team, a role similar in many ways to Picard. He was initially reluctant to sign on to another movie franchise, but his interest in working with director Bryan Singer persuaded him. Stewart has played the role in seven feature films ( X-Men
X-Men
, X2 , X-Men: The Last Stand , X-Men
X-Men
Origins: Wolverine , The Wolverine , X-Men: Days of Future Past and Logan ) and voiced the role in several video games ( X-Men
X-Men
Legends , X-Men
X-Men
Legends II , and X-Men: Next Dimension ). Stewart announced that he is leaving the X-Men
X-Men
film franchise after Logan , which will thus be the final time he plays the role.

Documentaries

In 2011, Stewart appeared in the feature-length documentary The Captains alongside William Shatner
William Shatner
(who played Star Trek
Star Trek
Captain James Kirk ) – Shatner also wrote and directed the film. In the film, Shatner interviews actors who have portrayed captains within the Star Trek franchise. The film pays a great deal of attention to Shatner's interviews with Stewart at his home in Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
, as well as at a Star Trek
Star Trek
Convention in Las Vegas , Nevada
Nevada
; Stewart reveals the fear and personal failings that came along with his tenure as a Starfleet captain, and also the great triumphs he believes accompanied his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

Other Film And Television

Stewart's other film and television roles include the flamboyantly gay Sterling in the 1995 film Jeffrey and King Henry II in The Lion in Winter , for which he received a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
nomination for his performance and an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
nomination for executive-producing the film. He portrayed Captain Ahab in the 1998 made-for-television film version of Moby Dick , receiving an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
nomination and Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance. He also starred as Scrooge in a 1999 television film version of Charles Dickens\' A Christmas Carol , receiving a Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
nomination for his performance.

In late 2003, during the 11th and final season of NBC
NBC
's Frasier
Frasier
, Stewart appeared on the show as a gay Seattle
Seattle
socialite and opera director, who mistakes Frasier
Frasier
for a potential lover. In July 2003, he appeared in Series 2 (Episode 09) of Top Gear in the Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car segment, achieving a time of 1:50 in the Liana . In 2005, he was cast as Professor Ian Hood in an ITV thriller 4-episode series Eleventh Hour , created by Stephen Gallagher . The first episode was broadcast on 19 January 2006. He also, in 2005, played Captain Nemo
Captain Nemo
in a two-part adaptation of The Mysterious Island . Stewart also appeared as a nudity-obsessed caricature of himself in Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
and Stephen Merchant 's television series Extras .

STAGE (1990–PRESENT)

After The Next Generation began, Stewart soon found that he missed acting on the stage. Although he remained associated with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the lengthy filming for the series had prevented him from participating in most other works, leaving a "gaping hole" of many years in his CV as a Shakespearean actor, causing him to miss opportunities to play such notable roles as Hamlet
Hamlet
, Romeo , and Richard III . Instead, Stewart began writing one-man shows that he performed in California
California
universities and acting schools. One of these—a version of Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
's A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
in which he portrayed all 40-plus characters—became ideal for him as an actor as well, because of its limited performing schedule. In 1991, Stewart performed it on Broadway, receiving a nomination for that year's Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show . He staged encore performances in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, again for the benefit of survivors and victims' families in the 11 September attacks
11 September attacks
, and a 23-day run in London's West End in December 2005. For his performances in this play, Stewart has received the Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performance in 1992 and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment for Solo Performance in 1994. He was also the co-producer of the show, through the company he set up for the purpose: Camm Lane Productions, a reference to his birthplace in Camm Lane, Mirfield. Stewart with actors Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
and Billy Crudup at a 24 September 2013 press junket at Sardi\'s restaurant for Waiting for Godot and No Man\'s Land

Shakespeare roles during this period included Prospero
Prospero
in Shakespeare's The Tempest , on Broadway in 1995, a role he would reprise in Rupert Goold 's 2006 production of The Tempest as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
's Complete Works Festival. In 1997, he took the role of Othello with the Shakespeare Theatre Company ( Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
) in a race-bending performance, in a "photo negative" production of a white Othello with an otherwise all-black cast. Stewart had wanted to play the title role since the age of 14, so he and director Jude Kelly inverted the play so Othello became a comment on a white man entering a black society. critics ... have showered him with perhaps the highest compliment they can conjure. He has, they say, overcome the technique-destroying indignity of being a major American television star. The New York Times, 2008

He played Antony again opposite Harriet Walter
Harriet Walter
's Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra at the Novello Theatre
Novello Theatre
in London in 2007 to excellent reviews. During this period, Stewart also addressed the Durham Union Society on his life in film and theatre. When Stewart began playing Macbeth
Macbeth
in the West End in 2007, some said that he was too old for the role; he and the show again received excellent reviews, with one critic calling Stewart "one of our finest Shakespearean actors". He was named as the next Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre based at St Catherine\'s College , Oxford in January 2007. In 2008, Stewart played King Claudius
King Claudius
in Hamlet alongside David Tennant
David Tennant
. He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for the part. When collecting his award, he dedicated the award "in part" to Tennant and Tennant's understudy Edward Bennett, after Tennant's back injury and subsequent absence from four weeks of Hamlet
Hamlet
disqualified him from an Olivier nomination.

In 2009, Stewart appeared alongside Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
as the lead duo of Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo), in Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
. Stewart had previously appeared only once alongside McKellen on stage, but the pair had developed a close friendship while waiting around on set filming the X-Men
X-Men
films. Stewart stated that performing in this play was the fulfilment of a 50-year ambition, having seen Peter O\'Toole appear in it at the Bristol Old Vic
Bristol Old Vic
while Stewart was just 17. Reviewers stated that his interpretation captured well the balance between humour and despair that characterises the work.

VOICE ACTING

Stewart at the 71st Annual Peabody Awards Luncheon 2012

Known for his strong and authoritative voice, Stewart has lent his voice to a number of projects. He has narrated recordings of Prokofiev 's Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf
(winning a Grammy ), Vivaldi 's The Four Seasons (which had also been narrated by William Shatner
William Shatner
), C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis
's The Last Battle (conclusion of the series The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
), Rick Wakeman
Rick Wakeman
's Return to the Centre of the Earth ; as well as numerous TV programmes such as High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman . Stewart provided the narration for Nine Worlds
Nine Worlds
, an astronomical tour of the solar system and nature documentaries such as The Secret of Life on Earth and Mountain Gorilla. He is also heard as the voice of the Magic Mirror in Disneyland 's live show, Snow White – An Enchanting Musical. He also was the narrator for the American release of Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real . He is narrator for two fulldome video shows produced and distributed by Loch Ness Productions, called MarsQuest and The Voyager Encounters.

He also was a voice actor on the animated films The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius , Chicken Little , The Pagemaster , the English dubbings of the Japanese anime films Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind , by Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
, and Steamboy , by Katsuhiro Otomo
Katsuhiro Otomo
, and The Emoji Movie . He supported his home town of Dewsbury
Dewsbury
in West Yorkshire by lending his voice to a series of videos on the town in 1999. He voiced the pig Napoleon in a made-for-TV film adaptation of George Orwell
George Orwell
's Animal Farm
Animal Farm
and guest starred in the Simpsons episode " Homer the Great " as Number One. Stewart also narrated the prologue and epilogue for Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas
, which also appears on the film's soundtrack.

He plays a recurring role as CIA
CIA
Deputy Director Avery Bullock , lending his likeness as well as his voice on the animated series American Dad!
American Dad!
. He has made (as of 6 August 2011) nine guest appearances on Family Guy
Family Guy
in various roles: first in "Peter\'s Got Woods ", second in " No Meals on Wheels " when Peter likens something to when he once swapped voices with him for a day, third in "Lois Kills Stewie " as his American Dad!
American Dad!
character Bullock, fourth in "Not All Dogs Go to Heaven " as himself, fifth in "And Then There Were Fewer " as a cat that proclaims himself a professor, sixth in " Halloween on Spooner Street " as Dick Pump, seventh in "The Hand That Rocks the Wheelchair " as Susie Swanson and eighth in the DVD version of It\'s A Trap! as Captain Picard. He also appears as a guest character in the mobile game Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff's Comicon event. To unlock him, you need to give him 1000 Blam! drinks, 10 wizard books and 15 pizza slices before 8 September 2014. Stewart also appears as narrator in McFarlane's 2012 film directorial debut, Ted. In 2006, Stewart voiced Bambi's father, the Great Prince of the Forest in Disney's direct-to-video sequel, Bambi II .

He lent his voice to the Activision
Activision
-produced Star Trek
Star Trek
computer games Star Trek: Armada , Armada II , Star Trek: Starfleet
Starfleet
Command III , Star Trek: Invasion , Bridge Commander , and Elite Force II , all reprising his role as Captain Picard. Stewart reprised his role as Picard in Star Trek: Legacy for both PC and Xbox 360, along with the four other 'major' Starfleet
Starfleet
captains from the different Star Trek series.

In addition to voicing his characters from Star Trek
Star Trek
and X-Men
X-Men
in several related computer and video games , Stewart worked as a voice actor on games unrelated to both franchises, such as Castlevania: Lords of Shadow , Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone , Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for which in 2006 he won a Spike TV Video Game Award for his work as Emperor Uriel Septim. He also lent his voice to several editions of the Compton\'s Interactive Encyclopedia .

His voice talents also appeared in a number of commercials including the UK TV adverts for the relaunch of TSB Bank , Domestos bleach and Moneysupermarket.com , an advertisement for Shell fuel and an American advertisement for the prescription drug Crestor
Crestor
. He also voiced the UK and Australian TV advertisements for the PAL version of Final Fantasy XII .

Stewart used his voice for Pontiac
Pontiac
and Porsche
Porsche
cars and MasterCard Gold commercials in 1996, and Goodyear Assurance Tyres in 2004. He also did voice-overs for RCA televisions. He provided the voice of Max Winters in TMNT in March 2007. In 2008, he was also the voice of television advertisements for Currys
Currys
and Stella Artois
Stella Artois
beer. Currently, he is heard during National Car Rental
National Car Rental
television spots.

He voiced the narrator of the Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
computer game, The Sims Medieval , for the game's introduction cinematic and trailer released on 22 March 2011. He also voiced the story plaques and trailer of the MMOG
MMOG
LEGO Universe
LEGO Universe
. In 2016, he narrated " The Connected Universe ", a crowdfunded film directed by Malcolm Carter espousing the theoretical physics of Nassim Haramein. It was revealed in the second trailer of the videogame, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 , that Stewart will voice the main antagonist, Kang the Conqueror .

CHARITY WORK AND ACTIVISM

In 2006, Stewart made a short video against domestic violence for Amnesty International
Amnesty International
, in which he recollected his father's physical attacks on his mother and the effect it had on him as a child. For instance, he said, "the physical harm... a shocking pain. But there are other aspects of violence which have more lasting impact psychologically on family members. It is destructive and tainting. As a child witnessing these events, one cannot simply help somehow feeling responsible for them; for the pain, and the screaming, and the misery." In the same year, he gave his name to a scholarship at the University of Huddersfield
University of Huddersfield
, where he is Chancellor, to fund post-graduate study into domestic violence. Stewart's childhood experience also led him to become a patron of Refuge , a UK charity for abused women. In 2009, Stewart gave a speech at the launch of Created Equal, a book about women's rights, talking again about his personal experiences with domestic violence and the impacts they had on him. He remarked, "violence is a choice and it's a choice a man makes...the lasting impact on my mother...and indeed on myself...was extreme. Overcoming the lessons of that male stereotype that I was being shown was a struggle." He now hopes to set an example of "what it has been like to be in an environment of such violence and that it can pass and that one can survive it and even though sometimes still a struggle." Additionally, in October 2011, he presented a BBC
BBC
Lifeline Appeal on behalf of Refuge, discussing his own experience of domestic violence and interviewing a woman whose daughter was murdered by her ex-husband.

Stewart supports the armed forces charity Combat Stress , after learning about his father's post-traumatic stress disorder when researching his family genealogy for the documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? . He is patron of the United Nations Association – UK , and delivered a speech at UNA-UK's UN Forum 2012 on Saturday 14 July 2012, speaking of his father's experiences in World War Two
World War Two
, and how he believed that the UN was the best legacy of that period.

PERSONAL LIFE

RELATIONSHIPS AND CHILDREN

Stewart at the 2010 Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
's opening night of Das Rheingold

Stewart and his first wife, Sheila Falconer, divorced in 1990 after 24 years of marriage. They have two children, son Daniel and daughter Sophia. Daniel is a television actor, and has appeared alongside his father in the 1993 made-for-television film Death Train , and the 1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Inner Light ", playing his son.

In 1997, Stewart became engaged to Wendy Neuss , one of the producers of Star Trek: The Next Generation. They married on 25 August 2000, and divorced three years later.

Four months before his divorce from Neuss, Stewart played opposite actress Lisa Dillon in a production of The Master Builder , and the two were romantically involved until 2007.

In 2008, Stewart began dating Sunny Ozell , a singer and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York
, whom Stewart met while performing in Macbeth
Macbeth
at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn Academy of Music
. Stewart purchased a home in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Park Slope, Brooklyn
, in August 2012, and subsequently began living there with Ozell. In March 2013, it was reported that Stewart and Ozell were engaged, and they married in September 2013 with Sir Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
performing the wedding ceremony.

BELIEFS, CAUSES, AND INTERESTS

Stewart's politics are rooted in his belief in fairness and equality. He considers himself a socialist and is a member of the Labour Party . He stated, "My father was a very strong trade unionist and those fundamental issues of Labour were ingrained into me." He has been critical of the Iraq War
Iraq War
and UK government legislation in the area of civil liberties , in particular its plans to extend detention without charge to 42 days for terrorist suspects . He signed an open letter of objection to this proposal in March 2008. Stewart is a distinguished supporter of the British Humanist Association
British Humanist Association
. He also identifies himself as a feminist, and has been a part of campaigns against domestic violence. Additionally, he has publicly advocated the right to assisted suicide . In January 2011, Stewart became a patron for Dignity in Dying and campaigns for an assisted dying law in the UK. In August 2014, Stewart was one of 200 public figures in the UK who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian
The Guardian
opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue . On 2 March 2017, Stewart said he was going to apply for US citizenship in order to oppose the Trump presidency .

Stewart is a lifelong supporter of his local football club Huddersfield Town A.F.C.
Huddersfield Town A.F.C.
He was at Wembley Stadium in 2017 when the club won promotion to the top division for the first time since 1972. Since 2010, he has been president of Huddersfield Town Academy , the club's project for identifying and developing young talent. In an interview with American Theatre , he stated that "From time to time, I have fantasies of becoming a concert pianist. I've been lucky enough through the years to work very closely with the great Emanuel Ax
Emanuel Ax
. I've said to him that if I could switch places with anyone it would be with him."

Stewart is also an avid car enthusiast; he is regularly seen at Silverstone during British Grand Prix
British Grand Prix
weekends. He conducted a podium interview with the top 3 finishers in the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix
2017 Canadian Grand Prix
. On a 2003 appearance on Top Gear he set a lap time of 1 min 50 secs on the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" feature. He holds an MSA competition licence and competed in the 2012 Silverstone Classic Celebrity Challenge race, finishing ninth, 3m02.808s behind winner Kelvin Fletcher . During 2012, Stewart met his racing hero Stirling Moss for the BBC
BBC
Two documentary Racing Legends.

HONOURS

Having lived in Los Angeles for many years, Stewart moved back to England
England
in 2004, in part to return to work in the theatre. In the same year, Stewart was appointed chancellor of the University of Huddersfield and subsequently as a professor of performing arts in July 2008. In this role, Stewart regularly attends graduation ceremonies in the UK and Hong Kong and teaches master classes for drama students. He stepped down from the chancellorship in July 2015, and was named chancellor emeritus in the installation ceremony for his successor, Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
. In August 2016 a building at the university was renamed the Sir Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
Building.

Stewart was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2001 New Year Honours list, and knighted in the 2010 New Year Honours for services to drama.

In July 2011, Stewart received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters (D.Litt.) from the University of East Anglia
University of East Anglia
and in July 2014 a D.Litt. from the University of Leeds
University of Leeds
. In May 2015, Stewart received an Honorary Doctorate (Dr.h.c.) from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
. He is an Emeritus Fellow of St Catherine\'s College, Oxford .

Stewart carried the Olympic torch in July 2012 as part of the official relay for the 2012 London Summer Olympics and stated it was an experience he will 'never forget', adding that it was better than any movie première.

PERFORMANCES AND AWARDS

Main article: Patrick Stewart, roles and awards

Below is a summary of key roles. Follow the above link for a more complete list.

FILM

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

1975 Hedda Eilert Lovborg

1981 Excalibur Leondegrance

1983 Windy Story (Uindii) Charles Duffner

1984 Dune Gurney Halleck
Gurney Halleck

1985 Lifeforce Dr. Armstrong

1985 Wild Geese II
Wild Geese II
Russian General

1986 Lady Jane Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk

1991 L.A. Story Mr. Perdue/ Maitre D\' at L'Idiot

1993 Death Train Malcolm Philpott

1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights King Richard

1994 Gunmen Loomis

1994 Star Trek
Star Trek
Generations Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard

1994 The Pagemaster Adventure Voice only

1995 Jeffrey Sterling

1996 The Canterville Ghost Sir Simon de Canterville

1996 Star Trek: First Contact Captain Jean-Luc Picard

1997 Conspiracy Theory Dr. Jonas

1997 Masterminds Bentley

1998 Star Trek: Insurrection Captain Jean-Luc Picard Also Associate Producer

1998 Safe House Mace Sowell

1998 The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
Seti Voice only

1999 A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge
Ebenezer Scrooge

2000 X-Men
X-Men
Charles Xavier / Professor X

2001 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius King Goobot V Voice only

2002 King of Texas John Lear

2002 Star Trek: Nemesis Captain Jean-Luc Picard Last appearance in Star Trek
Star Trek
franchise

2003 X2 Charles Xavier / Professor X

2004 Steamboy Dr. Lloyd Steam Voice only

2005 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Lord Yupa Voice only

2005 Chicken Little Mr. Woolensworth Voice only

2006 Bambi II The Great Prince of the Forest Voice only

2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Charles Xavier / Professor X

2007 TMNT Max Winters / Yaotl

2009 Hamlet
Hamlet
King Claudius

2009 X-Men
X-Men
Origins: Wolverine Charles Xavier / Professor X Uncredited

2011 Gnomeo & Juliet
Gnomeo & Juliet
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Voice only

2012 Ted Narrator Voice only

2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Ariscratle Voice only

2013 Hunting Elephants Michael Simpson

2013 Legends of Oz: Dorothy\'s Return Tugg Voice only

2013 The Wolverine Charles Xavier / Professor X Uncredited

2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Shared role with James McAvoy
James McAvoy

2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West Sheep Voice only

2014 Match Tobi Powell

2015 Ted 2 Narrator Voice only

2015 Christmas Eve Harris Also known as Stuck

2015 Green Room Darcy First released at 2015 Cannes Film Festival
2015 Cannes Film Festival
. Wide release in 2016

2017 Logan Charles Xavier / Professor X

Logan Noir

2017 Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire Drago Direct-to-video, voice only

2017 The Emoji Movie Poop Voice only

2017 Wilde Wedding Harold Post-production

TELEVISION

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

1974 Fall of Eagles Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir Lenin
BBC
BBC
TV Mini-series

1975 North border:solid #aaa 1px">

* Star Trek
Star Trek
portal

NOTES

* ^ Patrick Stewart's regular Star Trek
Star Trek
character Captain Picard had no children in the series (barring an impostor in the episode "Bloodlines "). In the episode "The Inner Light ", Daniel Stewart played Batai, son of Kamin, an alternate persona which Picard had unknowingly taken on for the purposes of that single episode's plot. * ^ In William Shatner's 2011 film The Captains , Stewart stated: "I have two major regrets, and they're both to do with the failure of – my failure in – my marriages."

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