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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.
Stewart, who experienced war-time Britain as a child, urged people to vote to remain in the European Union when the referendum takes place on June 23.
Patrick Stewart has penned an emotive letter arguing for Britain to remain within the European Union ahead of the referendum later this month.
Writing in The Guardian on Thursday (June 2nd), precisely three weeks before the nation goes to the polls on June 23rd, the stage and film legend argued that many who are campaigned for so-called ‘Brexit’ should remember how the European Union came to be in the first place – as a way to heal Europe after two world wars.
Patrick Stewart argued for Britain to remain in the E.U. in an article in The Guardian
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It joins '10 Cloverfield Lane' and the upcoming ghost story 'The Conjuring 2'.
This year is quite the year for horror. We've already seen a good handful of epic chillers and it's not stopping there. Stephen King's 'Cell' is the latest movie to be announced for release later this year, but here's a look at what we've seen so far and what's to come this summer.
Meet the band in exhilarating horror 'Green Room'
1. Green Room - Patrick Stewart as a ruthless psychopath determined to murder a punk band may seem an unlikely concept but that's what makes this nerve shredding horror (directed by Jeremy Saulnier of 'Blue Ruin') so grippingly intense. When a band shows up at neo-Nazi bar for a show, they unwittingly find themselves witnesses to a brutal murder - and now they're next on the hitlist. Alongside Patrick Stewart, the movie also stars Joe Cole from 'Peaky Blinders', '28 Weeks Later' actress Imogen Poots and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star Anton Yelchin.
Continue reading: 'Green Room' Tops Our List Of 2016's Most Exciting Horrors
Stewart’s new look could easily see him mistaken for Dame Helen Mirren.
Sir Patrick Stewart caused us to do a double take yesterday, when he transformed into a glamorous woman to promote his new US show ‘Blunt Talk’. The 75-year-old actor appeared in full drag at an event in Hollywood on Monday evening (April 18th), causing many fans to liken him to British actress Dame Helen Mirren.
Good guys gone very, very bad.
Some actors are born to play bad guys; Christoph Waltz, Christopher Lee, Alan Rickman. We're comfortable with them being the antagonist. However, some evil roles come from actors that are so unlikely, it seriously gives us the creeps. Patrick Stewart is only the latest to warp our perception of him.
Here are ten of our favourite moments actors have gone beyond the good guy stereotype:
Patrick Stewart plays a skinhead in 'Green Room'
The Ain't Rights are a punk band looking for their big break and until that comes along, they're willing to tour and play any gig they're offered. When the band is given the chance to play a gig at short notice, they pack their bags and road trip to the Oregon venue.
The band work through their set of songs including a cover of The Dead Kennedys' track 'Nazi Punks F**k Off', some might say an odd choice of song given the current crowd of people they're playing to. As the band come off stage they return to the green room only to discover that they've stumbled upon a gruesome crime scene - a murder to be precise.
Locked in the green room and quickly evaluating their options, it seems that they're now the ones being targeted by the vicious venue owner, Darcy Banker, and his neo-Nazi gang. Held against their will, with no connection to the outside world, it becomes evident that Banker isn't going to allow the group to make it through the night alive.
Continue: Green Room - Teaser Trailer
Patrick Stewart , Sunny Ozell - Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016 held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
Patrick Stewart , Sunny Ozell - InStyle and Warner Bros Golden Globes after party held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, CA, Golden Globes, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th January 2016
Patrick Stewart , Sunny Ozell - BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea at The Four Season Los Angeles - Arrivals at The Four Season Los Angeles at Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th January 2016
The ‘Star Trek’ legend has also admitted he does not watch himself in the original series.
William Shatner has some ideas as to how to celebrate ‘Star Trek’s’ upcoming 50th anniversary and they even include a musical. Speaking to the Press Association, Shatner said he's been trying to bring the whole cast together to celebrate half a century of the iconic franchise and has even pitched a musical and a variety show.
Is William Shatner planning ‘Star Trek: The Musical’?
"I'm attempting to sell a 50th anniversary show, but so far I've had very little luck. Maybe because Paramount's going to do their own - but I don't know how they can do their own without me. I've never been contacted,” Shatner said.
Imelda Staunton received the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Performance on Sunday (18th October).
Imelda Staunton has won a UK Theatre Award for her performance in Gypsy. Staunton received the award for Best Musical Performance at the UK Theatre Awards 2015 at London’s Guildhall on Sunday (18th October).
Imelda Staunton at the 2015 BAFTA Ceremony in London, February 2015.
Continue reading: Imelda Staunton Wins UK Theatre Award For Her Performance In ‘Gypsy’
"Haters gonna hate and fakers gonna fake" say Sir Ian McKellen, Morgan Freeman and many more in the brilliant cut-up video.
The Oxford Union, the debating society at Oxford University is trying to persuade Taylor Swift to travel to the city to give a speech by releasing a hilarious mash-up video of former guest speakers reciting the lyrics to her hit single ‘Shake It Off’.
Stephen Fry kicks off the clip opening with the line “I stay up too late”, before a range of prestigious speakers including Morgan Freeman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Piers Morgan, Richard Dawkins, Sir Ian McKellen, FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ‘Gangnam Style’ singer Psy are cut up and rearranged to recite other key lines from the song. You can check out the clip at the bottom of the page.
Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' is the subject of a brilliant mash-up video by Oxford Uni's debating society
Continue reading: Oxford Union Makes "Shake It Off" Mash-Up Video
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"
Date of birth
13th July, 1940
Ian McKellen and I on @BBCTheOneShow in 15mins chat about @NoMansLand play which goes on tour to Sheffield/Newcastle/Brighton/Cardiff Monday
#BluntTalk Season 2. This October. Here’s the first look… https://t.co/pCIp2MArEf
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With the wonderful Gemma Arterton, excited and honored to stand before The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra tonight https://t.co/wKNnVp3WeD
Thank you all for birthday wishes. With media on Hampstead Heath with Director Sean Mathias and co star Ian McKellen https://t.co/vvuOMTEw8v
@SarahTheDuchess delighted that you are becoming the worlds first Visiting Prof of Philanthropreneurship @HuddersfieldUni Congratulations.
Would I change places with this man? #teamlewis - in an instant. But it's not a sound idea. Go well Lewis. https://t.co/OvdjcG4lIu
RT @NoMansLandPlay: First day of rehearsals for #NoMansLand with @SirPatStew @IanMcKellen @damienmolony & Owen Teale. Tour opens 3 Aug! htt…
Even our #BluntTalk showrunner @JonathanAmes gets in on the act. Adrian took us both on. #TBT https://t.co/0aC1ViTiUO
Extraordinary video from Ocean Alliance. Iain Kerr and his team are doing marvelous work. https://t.co/OmH51gOMQ7
Happy 4th 'merica, yer a mighty fine country. Luv, Cowboy Pat.🇺🇸 https://t.co/Wfp09qqZh1 #HappyIndependenceDay https://t.co/moOFJpLZpL
All true but he had an act to follow - the wretched Ed Miliband who took his ball home (in fact Ibiza) a year ago. https://t.co/2On6cEj8WV
Dear Nerds: July 1 @PiHAuctions host an exclusive sale of items from my TNG days including a FULL set (178+) of my signed/annotated scripts!
Come on Andy, give us a defeat today, thereby guaranteeing this will have been the worst week in English history since Dunkirk.
England's FA can't get it. You can have the richest league in the world or a good national side - not both. They get it...they don't care.
And sadly, the past is too often the UK's default setting. https://t.co/bclUObNJS4
Pride now, pride always. HAPPY PRIDE!🌈 #Pride2016 https://t.co/ucEn3S0zyO
Refugees are not ‘other’. They are you and me. Stand #WithRefugees. Pls sign the petition https://t.co/MTE8py4L4d https://t.co/BOdrO34IOy
Increasingly concerned US media coverage of Thursday's referendum. Anxiety about an 'exit' vote impact on US/UK trade - "Seriously harmful".
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