Patrick Stewart Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

2nd March 2017

Quote: "Not too long ago, I went back to the shop and although my manager is now gone, somebody there said, 'You know, if things don't work out...!'" Veteran movie star Patrick Stewart was teased when he returned to the British furniture store he used to work at, before his acting career took off.

20th December 2016

Fact: Patrick Stewart's U.S. TV comedy Blunt Talk has been cancelled after two seasons. The X-Men actor starred as opinionated British newsman Walter Blunt in the show, which last year (15) earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy. Season two recently completed airing on American network Starz, but there will not be a third run. The show premiered in 2015 and was executive produced by Stewart and Seth MACFarlane.

10th August 2016

Quote: "I would imagine this is probably the end of this franchise for me. But the thing about science fiction and fantasy is that you can never, ever say it's the end, it's over." Patrick Stewart thinks the next X-Men movie, Wolverine 3, will be his last. The British thespian has been playing Professor Charles Xavier on the big screen since 2000.

15th May 2016

Tweet: "Worst kept secret. #ProfessorX #Wolverine3." Patrick Stewart confirms he is to appear as Professor Xavier in the final spin-off movie for Hugh Jackman's clawed mutant, slated for release in March 2017.

29th October 2015

Tweet: "FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW!!! HE KNOWS I'M ALIVE!!!!!!!! Play it cool, it cool..." Country star Carrie Underwood can't contain her excitement after receiving a tweet from Sir Patrick Stewart, who she recently named as her celebrity crush. The X-Men veteran commented on the news by writing, "@carrieunderwood's words excite me more than the solid results of my recent bone density scan."

23rd September 2015

Fact: Revered British actor Sir Patrick Stewart kicked off his interview with U.S. TV host Seth Meyers with an apology on Tuesday (22Sep15), after showing up in jeans and a hooded sweater. The usually well-dressed Star Trek icon carried his suit bag onto the New York set of Late Night with Seth Meyers and confessed he had been running late to the studio, saying, "I apologise for my appearance. I look like I've just been doing the garden, but I don't garden, so that would be a lie.... I had no time to change, but I want to prove to you, it was my intention (to dress up for the appearance)... There were other issues."

19th August 2015

Quote: "Meeting them for the first time was a little awkward I have to confess... I think they were not too happy about the relationship at first. By the time they had lunch with me they had fallen in love with me, naturally as you do... But at my wedding, during my speech, I said, 'The rumour circulating that I married Sunny only to be near her parents is entirely true'. They're fabulous. Sunny's father insists on calling me son. It's adorable." SIR Patrick Stewart admits he initially felt awkward meeting his young wife's parents - because he is older than them. The X-Men star wed Sunny Ozell, who is 39 years his junior, in 2013.

18th August 2015

Fact: SIR Patrick Stewart recreated his same-sex lip-lock with gay, "intimate" friend SIR Ian McKellen on U.S. TV chat show Conan on Monday (17Aug15) by puckering up and planting a kiss on host Conan O'Brien. Stewart confessed he'd like to lock lips with another British knight, Sir Sean Connery, adding, "Maybe a bit of tongue there".

26th July 2015

Quote: "He rings me up and says, 'Hey son, it's your father here.'" Hollywood actor Patrick Stewart's father-in-law - who is five years younger than him - still calls him 'son'. The X-Men star revealed his wife Sunny's family was not initially thrilled with their budding romance, due to the 39-year age gap, but they have now welcomed him into the fold.

16th January 2015

Quote: "The invitation to accept, or not, this honour came in a brown envelope and it was put into a plastic shopping bag with a whole lot of other mail and when I arrived at my destination that weekend, I put it in the closet and found it 10 days later... I read it three times because I couldn't make sense of it." Sir Patrick Stewart was flabbergasted when he eventually read his official invitation to accept a knighthood.

16th January 2015

Quote: "About 18 months ago, at an event, I introduced Antonio Banderas to his wife... 'Do you two know one another? Antonio, meet Melanie...' There's no escape from that." Sir Patrick Stewart was left red-faced after failing to realise the Spanish actor was married to Melanie Griffith. The Hollywood couple split last year (14) after 18 years of marriage.

11th August 2014

Fact: Sir Ian McKellen helped South African director Brett Best propose to his boyfriend in a video. Best originally wanted MCKellen's good friend Patrick Stewart to film the part but The Lord of the Rings actor stepped in when Stewart became unavailable. In the clip, he talks to the camera while holding a clapperboard that reads "Will you marry me?"

22nd May 2014

Quote: "Wouldn't you think Ian MCKellen and I were a shoo-in for Harry Potter? Not one phone call. It hurts. It still hurts!" Sir Patrick Stewart jokes about missing out on a role in the Harry Potter franchise, which featured a string of top British thespians.

3rd December 2013

Fact: Actor Patrick Stewart is to be honoured with a permanent seat on a Gray Line New York double-decker bus. He will be inducted into the company's Ride of Fame on Wednesday (04Dec13). The thespian is currently acting on Broadway opposite fellow Brit Sir Ian MCKellen in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

7th April 2013

Fact: Sir Patrick Stewart was among the honourees at the fifth annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala in New York on Thursday (04Apr13). The Star Trek icon was celebrated for his continued support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (Lgbt) people.

23rd March 2013

Quote: "He's a dear friend; he's the best man for the job.There was only one choice, and it was my fiancee Sunny's idea." Sir Patrick Stewart reveals why his pal Sir Ian McKellen will be officiating his upcoming wedding to jazz singer Sunny Ozell.

21st March 2012

Fact: Actor Patrick Stewart has been announced as the host of the 2012 Peabody Awards, which recognise advances in digital media. The prizegiving will take place on 21 May (12) at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York.

21st May 2010

Quote: "On The Waterfront. It's obvious why. Marlon Brando. Suddenly, there was a whole new tension on screen. When I witnessed that extraordinary, painful performance on screen I was so blown away I knew what path I wanted to try." Patrick Stewart credits the late actor with inspiring his screen career.

10th March 2009

Quote: "Filming X-Men was amazing. Can you imagine what it was like starting your day walking into the make-up room and giving a good morning kiss to Halle Berry, Rebecca Romijn and Anna Paquin? Can you imagine how good that felt?" Patrick Stewart had great fun on the set of X-Men.

1st November 2008

Fact: Former Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart has been honoured with the Samuel Beckett Award for his contribution to the arts at a ceremony at Dublin, Ireland's prestigious Trinity College. The star picked up the prize on Friday (31Oct08) from the college's Historical Society.

14th April 2008

Quote: "When I was very young and first lost my hair, I was traumatised. It went very quickly. So I wore a hairpiece at auditions." Bald actor Patrick Stewart confesses he wore a wig in his youth.

27th November 2007

Quote: "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." Patrick Stewart on the effects of playing CAPTAIN JEAN-LUC PICARD in Star Trek for seven years.

26th November 2007

Quote: "We acquired an astonishing number of eminent fans: several secretaries of state, chiefs of staff, chancellors of universities. Frank Sinatra never missed a show, and Tom Hanks knows the name of every episode." Patrick Stewart on the broad impact of the Star Trek phenomenon.

22nd November 2007

Quote: "I don't have a film career, I have a franchise career." Patrick Stewart is disappointed that Hollywood bosses focus more on profit margins than quality, original movie-making.

3rd September 2007

Fact: Actor Patrick Stewart is to be joined onstage for an upcoming production of HAMLET by Doctor Who star David Tennant. The former Star Trek actor will play Claudius, the uncle to Tennant's Danish prince in the Royal Shakespeare Company's summer 2008 production.

30th July 2007

Quote: "Hugh Jackman can sing and dance for real and actually Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are all very good singers, so X-Men 4 could be THE MUSICAL." X-MEN star James Marsden hopes to follow his HAIRSPRAY success with another quirky movie musical.

17th July 2007

Quote: "I'm in the middle of a love affair with England. I get giddy with the loveliness of it all." Actor Patrick Stewart is enjoying the return to his native England after spending time in the U.S.

16th July 2007

Quote: "There may come a point when I go, 'OK, no more blank verse for a while,' but I feel as if Shakespeare is coursing through me at the moment. It's exhilarating. Why would I want to abandon that which is most alive inside me?" Actor Patrick Stewart has no plans to ditch the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) for a return to TV.

24th April 2007

Quote: "Everytime I see Patrick he weeps; 'You're going to die on one of your expeditions.' But I feel the biggest danger in life is not taking adventure." Actor Brian Blessed admits his pal Patrick Stewart fears for his life following his Mount Everest expedition.

24th January 2007

Quote: "Once I saw three corpses in a day." Patrick Stewart is glad he gave up his day joy as a roving reporter to become a successful actor.

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