- NAME: Patrick Stewart
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor
- BIRTH DATE: July 13, 1940 (Age: 73)
- EDUCATION: Crowlees Church of England Junior and Infants School, Mirfield Secondary School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
- Full Name: Sir Patrick Hewes Stewart
- AKA: Patrick Stewart
- ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer
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Partrick Stewart is an award-winning British star of stage and screen known for his roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men film series.
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In 1997, Stewart took on another legendary Shakespearean character Othello in a Washington, D.C. production. On the small screen, he played Captain Ahab in the 1998 television adaptation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. The role brought him his first Emmy Award nomination.
Over the years,
Stewart has lent his gravitas-filled voice to a number of animated and documentary projects. He voiced a recurring character on the animated sitcom American Dad! in 2009. Stewart can also be heard on such feature films in The Prince of Egypt (1998) and Chicken Little (2005), among others. A natural choice for a documentary, he has served as the narrator for the 1992 science television series Space Age and the 1995 look at Native American history 500 Nations. Stewart has also made numerous audio recordings, and won a Grammy Award in 1995 for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for his work on Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf.
Returning to his famous television role, Stewart appeared as Jean-Luc Picard in 1996's Star Trek: First Contact, 1998's Star Trek: Insurrection, and 2002's Star Trek Nemesis. He participated in a new film franchise around this time, playing Professor Charles Xavier in 2000's X-Men, starring across from actor Ian McKellen. Based on the popular comic book series, X-Men explores an America divided between regular people and those with special powers. Xavier leads a group of mutants known as the X-Men, who work for peace. This science fiction adventure proved to be a huge summer smash, netting more than $157 million at the box office.
Also in 2000, Stewart made headlines for his appearance in Arthur Miller's Ride Down Mt. Morgan on Broadway. He got himself into trouble when he complained to the audience after a performance that the producers had failed to live up their promises regarding promoting and advertising the play, and asked the audience to "tell your friends if you liked the show." This stunt angered the producers and they filed charges with the Actors' Equity union against Stewart. He was later ordered to apologize.
In 2002, Stewart executive produced and starred in the television movie King of Texas, an imaginative retelling of the Shakespearean drama set in the old West. He also appeared in the latest X-Men film, X-Men United, that same year. In 2003, Stewart and Glenn Close took on the roles made famous by Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn in the television version of The Lion in Winter. He also served as an executive producer on the project, which received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Made for Television Movie.
Stewart took on a famed literary character, Captain Nemo, in 2005 with the television miniseries Mysterious Island based on the book by Jules Verne. Taking on lighter fare, Stewart received another Emmy Award nomination in 2006 for his guest appearance on the Ricky Gervais comedy series Extras.
An in-demand actor, Stewart starred in the BBC television series Eleventh Hour, about a physics professor who works for the government solving unusual problems, and in the latest installment of the X-Men series, X-Men: The Last Stand that same year.
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