Patrick Stewart (born July 13th 1940)
Sir Patrick Stewart is a British actor best known for his roles in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and the 'X-Men' movies.
Net worth: Patrick Stewart has a net worth of $60 million according to The Richest (2013).
Acting career: Patrick Stewart became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966, and the following year made his TV debut in 'Coronation Street'. His Broadway debut came with a production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
Between 1987 and 1994, he played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' which became his breakthrough acting experience. He reprised his role for the films 'Star Trek Generations', 'Star Trek: First Contact', 'Star Trek: Insurrection' and 'Star Trek: Nemesis'.
He played Professor Charles Xavier in the 'X-Men' film franchise from 2000, alongside pal Ian McKellen and Hugh Jackman.
He was nominated for a Golden Globe following his role in 'The Lion in Winter' in 1995, and received an Emmy for starring in 1998's 'Moby Dick'. He played Scrooge in the 1999 adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol'.
In 2005, he appeared in British thriller series 'Eleventh Hour', and even appeared as himself in 'Extras' alongside Ricky Gervais.
He has lent his voice to a varity of animated movies including 'The Prince of Egypt', 'Chicken Little' and 'Animal Farm'. He has also guest starred in 'The Simpsons' and narrated 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'.
He has a recurring role as CIA boss Avery Bullock in Seth MacFarlane's 'American Dad!', and has appeared in episodes of 'Family Guy'.
As a stage actor, Stewart has appeared in a one-man version of 'A Christmas Carol' which hit Broadway and earned him a Laurence Olivier Award.
He appeared as Prospero in 'The Tempest' on Broadway in 1995, and as Othello in a racially inverted version of the play.
He was the leading man in 'Antony and Cleopatra' in 2007, and that year hit the West End as Macbeth.
In 2008, he appeared as King Claudius alongside David Tennant in 'Hamlet' and won another Laurence Olivier Award.
He teamed up with Ian McKellen in 2009's 'Waiting for Godot'.
Personal life: Patrick Stewart grew up in Mirfield, Yorkshire with his textile worker mother Gladys and military father Alfred. The family struggled financially and there was much abuse at the hands of Alfred.
He went to Crowlees C of E Junior and Infants School where he first became interested in acting and Shakespeare. He then went to Mirfield Secondary Modern School, and left to pursue acting while working on a local newspaper. He lost his hair at 18 which knocked his confidence greatly.
He was married to Sheila Falconer for 24 years and had two children named Daniel and Sophia. In 2000, he married film producer Wendy Neuss before divorcing in 2003. He went on to have a relationship with Lisa Dillon. In 2013, he married singer Sunny Ozell in a wedding presided over by his best friend Ian McKellen.
He has strong beliefs in equality and strongly supports the Labour Party. He has previously been vocal about his negative feelings towards the Iraq war, considers himself a feminist and is a patron of the Dignity in Dying euthanasia campaign.
Stewart has worked against domestic violence for Amnesty International and is a patron of women's charity Refuge. He is also a patron of the United Nations Association.
He supports Huddersfield Town football club and enjoys car racing.
He was honoured as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2001.
The veteran actors have been putting a unique twist on some of Swifty’s finest lyrics this week.
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have become the unlikely new members of Taylor Swift’s ‘squad’ after the two legendary actors impressed the singer this week by reciting some of her lyrics. After both clips of the actors went viral Star Trek actor Stewart reached out to the singer on Twitter asking if he and BFF McKellen could become the newest members of Swift’s famous squad.
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen have been reciting Taylor Swift lyrics.
It all started when McKellen, during the promotion of his latest film Mr Holmes, was filmed by Yahoo reading some of his ‘favourite’ lyrics which included Swift's ‘Bad Blood’ and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' ‘Uptown Funk’.
We got a sort-of first look at Professor Xavier, courtesy of Bryan Singer's instagram.
Don’t let it be said that James McAvoy goes halfway on any role. For his third (and probably final) turn playing the young, not yet in control of his power Professor Xavier in X-Men, the actor is really going the extra mile and, yes, shaving off his hair.
Say goodbye to those luscious locks, folks.
Director Bryan Singer took to Instagram on Friday, May 8 to share a photo of the professor Xavier of the "X-Men" film franchise sporting the character's signature look, reported Ace Showbiz.
Continue reading: James McAvoy Gets a Professor Xavier-Style Trim for "Apocalypse"
The actress took to the Oscars to convince reporters to ask female celebrities more interesting questions.
Reese Witherspoon took to the 2015 Oscars to promote a new feminist campaign #AskHerMore, a movement created to encourage reporters to put more career centric questions to female celebrities on the red carpet, rather than just asking about their designer gowns.
Reese Witherspoon brings #AskHerMore campaign to the Oscars
We think we have a new favourite celebrity feminist. If it wasn't enough for Witherspoon to take on such an inspiring feminine role in her latest movie 'Wild'; a film based on the memoirs of Cheryl Strayed, a first time hiker who walked 1,100 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail in a journey of self-discovery; she is now encouraging other actresses and celebrities to want more from their public appearances. The star took to Instagram with a list of questions she hoped to hear as she appeared on the red carpet at the Oscars, including 'What's the biggest risk you've taken that you feel has paid off?' and 'What accomplishment are you most proud of?'.
Rose Byrne will reprise her role as CIA Agent Moira MacTaggert in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.
Rose Byrne will be rejoining the X-Men cast in the 2016 instalment of the Marvel franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse. The 35-year-old Australian actor played CIA Agent Moira MacTaggert in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class as a potential love interest of James McAvoy's Professor Charles Xaviar. Apocalypse writer, Simon Kinberg, in a recent interview has refused to divulge how Byrne's character will return but promises there's a "rich relationship" with Prof. X to "mine" into.
Rose Byrne will reprise her role as Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: Apocalypse.
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Continue reading: Rose Byrne Reprising Her Role as Moira MacTaggert in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will probably not be making an appearance in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. Stewart explained the next film in the Marvel franchise focuses on the younger versions of the X-Men characters including his character Dr. X and McKellen's Magneto.
Patrick Stewart, appearing on a US talk show, stated that he and his co-star Ian McKellen are unlikely to appear in the next X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse. 74-year-old Stewart appeared on Larry King Live, due to be broadcast on Wednesday (21st January), and discussed the possibility of reprising his role in the next instalment in the X-Men franchise.
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will not be reprising their roles in X-Men: Apocalypse.
'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory Of Everything' stars among the 26th annual festival's honourees.
The 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards saw accolades going to some very well-deserved movies from the last year - with some even more well-deserved individuals picking them up.
Unsurprisingly, the Ensemble Cast Award went to the actors from 'The Imitation Game'; a movie depicting the era-defining career of codebreaker Alan Turing during World War II and his subsequent arrest for being homosexual. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, with the likes of Allen Leech, Matthew Beard and Alex Lawther - the latter of whom plays Turing's younger self. Directed by the BAFTA nominated Morten Tyldum, the movie has already been nominated for five Golden Globes, and it definitely looks to be in line for an Academy Award.
Continue reading: Biopics Win Big At 2015 Palm Springs Film Festival Awards [Photos]
Only Patrick Stewart could pull this headwear off.
He’s captained the Enterprise and founded the X-Men, but the biggest test of Patrick Stewart’s abilities appears to have come when the 74 year old tried to keep a straight face while wearing a particularly festive Christmas hat.
Patrick Stewart is the king of the internet. Fact.
In the just over 30 second clip uploaded to Youtube by the actor’s wife Sunny Ozell, Stewart can be seen wearing an elf style Christmas hat which appears to have a life of its own as it serenades him with the jingle ‘We Are Santa's Elves.’
For some people, the safety of a stable life on the shore is frankly unbearable; people like Sinbad. After reminiscing long enough over the danger and excitement of his previous adventures, the sailor is ready to set out on another voyage across the open sea. Luckily for him (or not, as the case may be for most people) he is challenged by the Sultan to chase down a wicked magician, who has callously snatched away his first-born daughter. Sinbad must travel great deserts and wild oceans, meeting numerous magical adversaries along the way in order to win back the Princess. He must face far greater horrors than he's ever seen before, and all while protecting royal blood.
Continue: Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage Trailer
The 24 Hours of Le Mans remains the oldest and most intense contest in endurance racing. For 24 hours, racers battle their inner demons and other drivers in order to get a shot at racing history. To drive flat-out for a whole day whilst competing against other people is tough, and for one independent racing team, things are even tougher. They stand alone, ready to make a name for themselves, and wanting desperately to win the respect they know they deserve. That team is 'Jota Sport', and they are about to take part in the race at Le Mans.
Continue: The Journey To Le Mans Trailer
James McAvoy is likely to go bald in 'X-Men: Apocalypse', but knows very little about the next film in the popular X-Men franchise. Here's what we could glean from his cryptic interview!
It's almost as impossible to imagine James McAvoy bald as it is to imagine Patrick Stewart with hair. But will McAvoy have to go bald in X-Men: Apocalypse when he reprises his role as a younger version of Stewart's Dr Xavier.
James McAvoy at the New York premiere of Days of Future Past.
Continue reading: James McAvoy's Dr Xavier Will Be Bald In 'X-Men: Apocalypse'
Date of birth
13th July, 1940