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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.
There's no reason why this animated comedy adventure needed to be this pointless. Solidly entertaining movies have been made using far less as source material (see The Lego Movie). But while there are some hilarious verbal and visual gags peppered throughout this movie, it all hinges on a script that's painfully obvious and animation that simply isn't inventive enough to hold the attention without a decent story and stronger characters.
It's set in Textopolis, an app inside the smartphone of the teen Alex (Jake T. Austin). The central character is Gene (T.J. Miller), who has far too many expressions for a meh emoji. His parents (Jennifer Coolidge and Steven Wright) worry that he has some sort of defect. Threatened by the cruel senior emoji Smiler (Maya Rudolph), Gene and his pal Hi-5 (James Cordon) sneak out of the app in search of the hacker Jailbreak (Anna Faris), who can help reprogramme him if they can make it to the cloud. But Smiler sends a team of killer bots in hot pursuit.
Yes, the plot is cursory at best, and essentially exists only so the film can namecheck carefully placed apps in a series of sponsored, rather pointless extended set pieces. This leaves the movie feeling like a low-rent variation on Wreck-It Ralph, although only a few of these sequences have any visual interest. The Candy Crush world is at least a colourful alternative to the dull digital look of most of most of the movie. And the lack of imagination shows in the depiction of music streaming as a stream and a firewall as a wall of fire. There's also a strange rush to violence in almost every sequence, as the bots continually try to delete our heroes.
Continue reading: The Emoji Movie Review
We use Emojis in text messages and social media everyday, but have you ever thought about what these images get up to when you put away your iPhone? When a high school boy goes to send his crush a 'Meh' emoji, it turns into something quite different. To the disappointment of his parents, Gene has never been quite as apathetic as he's expected to be, so when he messes up his moment it causes quite the problem for everyone else. Now the boy thinks his phone is broken, and he's on the way to get it re-set. That's not looking good for the emojis who find themselves desperately trying to back-up their world in the Cloud before their whole world gets wiped out. Meanwhile, Gene is about to learn that having more than one expression may not be such a bad thing after all.
Continue: Emoji Movie Trailer
'Logan' sees another side to the 'X-Men' leader.
For Sir Patrick Stewart's last hurrah as Professor Charles Xavier in the third and final Wolverine film 'Logan', the actor really got to spread his wings with the character. No longer is the leader of the X-Men a level-headed wise old mutant, he's an unhinged and unpredictable mess.
Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart star in 'Logan'
Even mutants get old, as we see with Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) in the final installation of his spin-off film series. He doesn't heal as quickly as he used to, which means that he never gets a chance to get on top of his game before the next fight comes around. Professor X, however, is a whole other story; age has hit him in a way no-one could have expected.
Continue reading: Patrick Stewart On 'Highly Dangerous' Charles Xavier
Hugh Jackman returns to his signature role one last time (so he says), reuniting with filmmaker James Mangold, who also directed 2013's The Wolverine. But this doesn't feel like any other X-Men movie; it strikes a sombre, gritty tone from the start to take the audience on a dark and rather brutal road trip. So while it feels rather long and repetitive, the movie also has a strong emotional kick.
It's set in the year 2029, when mutants have been wiped off the planet, and no new ones have been born for years. Hiding out in a drunken haze as a Texas limo driver, Logan aka Wolverine (Jackman) has stashed Charles aka Professor X (Patrick Stewart) across the border in Mexico, watched over by albino caretaker Caliban (Stephen Merchant). Then a nurse (Elizabeth Rodriguez) appears asking for Logan's help to transport the young Laura (Dafne Keen) to North Dakota. And Laura clearly has a genetic connection with Logan. It also turns out that she has escaped from a Mexico City hospital, so as Logan, Charles and Laura hit the road, the ruthless henchman Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and sinister Dr Rice (Richard E. Grant) are hot on their trail.
Mangold holds all of this in careful control, never tipping over into the usual whiz-bang Hollywood superhero action chaos (the violence is especially grisly). The story moves at a steady pace that adds an involving note of desperation to each sequence. This also makes the movie feel a bit repetitive and even wheel-spinning at times. Since the baddies are able to stay right on the heroes' heels, it's clear that even a nicely offhandedly sojourn with a farmer (Eriq La Salle) and his family will be short-lived. But the gnawing intensity, while never quite building into proper suspense, gets deep under the skin as it fleshes out the characters.
Continue reading: Logan Review
In a rather strange discussion, Stewart revealed to Graham Norton that he believed he had been circumcised as a child until very recently.
File this one under bizarre: Sir Patrick Stewart has revealed that he used to believe that he was circumcised for the vast majority of his life – until his wife told him he actually wasn’t!
The 76 year old screen and stage legend appeared on ‘The Graham Norton Show’, in an episode due to air on Friday (February 24th), to talk about his new movie Logan, in which he stars as X-Men head Professor Charles Xavier for the final time.
Sir Patrick Stewart's conversation on 'The Graham Norton Show' was rather eyebrow-raising
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
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 ‘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
Date of birth
13th July, 1940
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