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Patrick Stewart

Born

7/13/1940, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, England, UK

Birth Name

Patrick Hewes Stewart

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Sir Patrick Stewart
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Biography

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Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, on July 13, 1940. His father was a career soldier; his mother worked in industrial weaving. Because Mirfield, a river valley settlement of some 12,000 people, had a rich culture for a provincial town of its size, Stewart's stage experience started…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Patrick Stewart does not believe one should use their cell phone while driving.

    • Patrick Stewart was a guest on the British tv show Top Gear. As is tradition, Patrick raced a lap around their course in a Suzuki Liana and came in with a time of 1 minute and 50 seconds.

    • Patrick Stewart played Claudius opposite David Tennant's Hamlet at the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, July 24-November 15 2008.

    • Patrick was nominated in 1995 and 2000 for SAG Awards. In 1995, he was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series" for Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 2000, he was nominated for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries" for A Christmas Carol.

    • Patrick announced his engagement to the Star Trek: Voyager producer Wendy Neuss in December, 1996. They married on August 25th, 2000.

    • Patrick Stewart records all of his lines for American Dad in London and sends them to America for the crew to use.

    • Patrick did voice work for the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, TMNT as Maximillian J. Winters. The movie was released on March 2007.

    • Patrick was one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive, 2006. He is found in the "Bald and Beautiful" section.

    • Has played two Kings of England (Richard Lionheart in 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights' (1993) and Henry II in 'The Lion in Winter' (2003)).

    • Even though his character has a British accent, Patrick Stewart has told fans Jean-Luc Picard was raised by an English nanny. An in-joke; as William Shatner's (Capt. Kirk) Quebec French accent can sometimes be heard.

    • Patrick is good friends with Whoopi Goldberg.

    • Stewart was considered for the role of Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).

    • Is a fan of F1. He attended the 2003 British Grand Prix, and has taken part in several celebrity car races.

    • Along with Colm Meaney and Armin Shimerman, he is one of only three actors to appear in the pilots of two different 'Star Trek' series; Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

    • Patrick Stewart provided the voice of the Help features in Compton's Interactive Encylopedia 1995 Edition.

    • Patrick voices 'The Great Prince' in the direct-to-DVD sequel, Bambi II (2006).

    • Patrick provides the voice of the character Charles Xavier in the video game: X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse.

    • Patrick narrated the IMAX documentary Whales - An Unforgettable Journey.

    • Patrick narrated on Rick Wakeman's (formerly of the rockband Yes) collaborative music project: Return to the Center of the Earth. He was praised by Rick Wakeman on the album insert for his "Input, Skill and 'Voice to die for.'"

    • Patrick is the voice of the magic mirror of the new Snow White: An Enchanted Musical at Disneyland.

    • For Christmas 2003, Patrick appeared in a commercial for Marks and Spencers.

    • Patrick narrated Phillips Media's Titanic - An Interactive History, which was an award winning CD-I documentary production released in 1994.

    • Patrick played Othello in the 1997 Winter Production of Othello by the Shakespeare Theater in Washington DC. This was a reverse play where Othello was the only white player. The director of the production was Michael Kahn.

    • Patrick performed the voice over for several Porsche commercials.

    • Patrick was the voice of 'King Richard' in Westwood Studio's Lands of Lore CD-ROM.

    • Patrick did the voice overs for the MasterCard Gold TV commercials in 1996.

    • Patrick did the voice overs for the Pontiac TV commercials in 1996.

    • Patrick was the original narrator at the beginning of the animated feature, The Nightmare Before Christmas. However, director Tim Burton decided to cut most of the narration, and also changed the voice. Stewart's original recording can be heard in Danny Elfman's soundtrack. Elfman liked Stewart's reading better.

    • Patrick had the first line in both Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993), and the last line in the former.

    • Patrick's character always referred to Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) as 'Number One.' When he guest-starred on an episode of The Simpsons (1989), he played a character named 'Number One.'

    • In November 2004, Patrick accepted the position of Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield. He decided to become a full time UK resident again in 2004. In July 2008, he was made Professor of Performing Arts, again at Huddersfield University.

    • In episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), when Patrick sat down, he had a habit of tugging on the uniform where it was not smooth but creased. Jonathan Frakes jokingly called this "The Picard Maneuver."

    • Patrick is best friends with his Star Trek cast mate, Brent Spiner, who was his best man at his wedding to Trek producer, Wendy Neuss.

    • Patrick has a human rights scholarship named after him from Amnesty International.

    • Patrick found his beloved cat (which he named 'Bella') on the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).

    • Patrick was a recipient of the Order of the British Empire in January 2001 and became knighted by Queen Elizabeth on January 2010.

    • Patrick was voted TV Guide's "Most Bodacious" male on TV in 1993.

    • Patrick won the New York Theater Critics Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performance in 1993, for A Christmas Carol at the Broadhurst.

    • Patrick won the London Fringe Theatre Best Actor Award in 1986, for the role of George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Young Vic.

    • Patrick was awarded his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on the 16th of December, 1996.

    • Patrick is the father of Sophie Stewart and actor Daniel Stewart (by Falconer).

    • Patrick became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966.

    • Patrick made his professional debut 1959 in Repertory in Lincoln.

    • Patrick is approximately 6'(1.8 m) tall.

    • Patrick Stewart is 10 years younger than his Star Trek character Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

    • Patrick has appeared with Kelsey Grammer in three different productions: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Frasier, and X-Men 3.

    • Patrick was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1994 (1993 season). It was the Best Entertainment Award for his adaptation and staged performance of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol (which appeared at the Old Vic).

    • Patrick did the voice of Professor Charles Xavier in the PS2, Xbox and Gamecube videogame, X-Men Legends.

    • Patrick is a fan of the Beavis and Butthead cartoon.

    • Patrick is reportedly a huge fan of the comic: Transmetropolitan.

    • Patrick left school at the age of 15.

    • Patrick is a life-long supporter of Huddersfield Town Football Club.

    • Patrick began losing his hair at the age of 19.

    • During the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Patrick reportedly refused to unpack hs bags for six weeks because he was convinced that he would be fired from the show.

  • Quotes

    • Patrick Stewart: (On actor's unions) Unity is strength in this respect, being apart works against our interests.

    • Patrick Stewart: (When told he was the most famous celebrity on the show Top Gear) This must be a terrible show then.

    • Patrick Stewart: (On taping Macbeth when he starred in it) Theater is a sort of transitory, ephemeral business and the best performances very often only live on in the memories of the people who saw them. But when something which was as successful as this Macbeth and had such an impact on stage, if there is a chance to preserve something of what was done it's really satisfying.

    • (On developing the character of Picard)
      Patrick Stewart: Rick was always very generous to me and took on board suggestions and discussed ideas, even down to details of dialogue. So my involvement grew and grew and grew so that by the time we got into the seventh season there was a total overlap between Jean-Luc Picard and Patrick Stewart.

    • (On signing up to be on Star Trek)
      Patrick Stewart: Everybody felt it was madness to try to revive an iconic series like William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy's Star Trek. So, on the basis of that advice I signed the six-year contract.

    • (On being knighted for his acting work)
      Patrick Stewart: This is an honor that embraces those actors, directors and creative teams who have in these recent years helped fill my life with inspiration, companionship and sheer fun.

    • Patrick Stewart: (on starring in "Dr. Who" one of his favorite series)I have been a fan and deeply dismayed that I was never asked to be in it.

    • Patrick Stewart: I've met actors where you think, if only you could just clean up your act and get it together, people would want to work with you. Some people are so difficult, it's not worth working with them!

    • Patrick Stewart:Having played many roles of scientific intellect I do have an empathy for that world. It's been hard on me because flying the Enterprise for seven years in Star Trek and sitting in Cerebro in X-men has led people to believe that I know what I'm talking about. But I'm still trying to work out how to operate the air conditioning unit on my car.

    • Patrick Stewart: (When asked if he had any memorable production memories from Star Trek) [I had a letter] from a Las Vegas police sergeant. He wasn't asking for anything, he just wrote and said how much the show meant to him, and that he loved his work but there were many times when it made him very low and very despairing about society. When that happens, I go home and watch The Next Generation and it restores my belief that the world will get better.

    • Patrick Stewart: Every now and again I sit in a hotel room, watching the show on television and I go, "Hello. I don't remember this episode." I'll be sitting there watching and forgetting that I ordered room service and there's a knock on the door. I let the guy in and he comes and sees that I'm watching the show. He's going to go back to the kitchen and say, "I've just seen the saddest thing ever. This guy is sitting there watching his old show."

    • Patrick Stewart: When it first started, I didn't think that I would survive beyond the pilot. I did not unpack; I didn't see the point. I thought the producers would come to their senses and realize they'd made a grave error in casting me. I was certain that I'd be on my way back to London... Eventually, it became clear to me that not only wasn't I going to go away, the series wasn't going to go away. I stayed, and have relished every moment.

    • Patrick Stewart: I would like to see us get this place right first before we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilizations out onto other planets, even though they may be utterly uninhabited.

    • Patrick Stewart: I was brought up in a very poor and very violent household. I spent much of my childhood being afraid.

    • Patrick Stewart: [William Shatner] has one style. We have completely contrasting personalities. We're very good friends. I adore him, but we're very different people, so they were smart enough to write characters that reflected that.

    • Patrick Stewart: Before long there was another series, Deep Space Nine, then Voyager, now there is Enterprise. Bill was still filling Captain Kirk's shoes, and I was building shoes of my own.

    • Patrick Stewart: As the captain, I was going to be having the dominant role in most of the episodes, and that was appealing. I wasn't interested in coming to Hollywood to sit around.

    • Patrick Stewart: Creating a believable world on the ship was very important, and technically they got better and better and better at showing the ship too.

    • Patrick Stewart: As time went on, I did campaign to lighten the character a little bit, to introduce some romance into the episodes, outside activities, horse riding and fencing and mountaineering.

    • Patrick Stewart: During the course of the seven years I played scenes with an oil slick, I played a scene with a grain of rice. Sometimes with indescribable creatures. I remember having a conversation with something which was simply a smell, that's all. It was part of our job.

    • Patrick Stewart: (on how he prepared for the role of Professor X in the film X-Men) I read a lot of comic books.

    • Patrick Stewart: For seven years I did very little theatre, and I have to make up some time.

    • Patrick Stewart: I came to feel very, very sentimental about those sets, which is ludicrous, because they represent everything which is transitory and insubstantial. It's absurd that one should feel sentimental about timber and canvas.

    • Patrick Stewart: I certainly wanted to maintain some sense of mystery about Picard and that's why we never allowed certain situations to fully evolve, like the relationship between Picard and Beverly Crusher.

    • Patrick Stewart: Encouraging people to believe in it was the most important thing of all. It's one of the reasons I was always uncomfortable whenever film crews came on the set to shoot things. I didn't want our make-believe to be exposed.

    • Patrick Stewart: I don't do impersonations. I can do a wounded elephant! I can do a really good cow! And because of the amount of time I spent in North Yorkshire, I do a variety of sheep. All of which I will be happy to roll out for you!

    • Patrick Stewart: I always loved saying, space time condominium... Space time continuum, yes sorry. Well you see the problems that are raised when you have to deal with this kind of dialogue.

    • Patrick Stewart: I began directing episodes, which was a great light every couple of months. We never short-changed our audience, but it became something that you had to work at rather than something that was a pleasure.

    • Patrick Stewart: I became a better listener than I ever had been as a result of playing Jean Luc Picard because it was one of the things that he does terrifically well.

    • Patrick Stewart: I am told that there have been over the years a number of experiments taking place in places like Massachusetts Institute of Technology that have been entirely based on concepts raised by Star Trek.

    • Patrick Stewart: The studio have always claimed that the ship is the star of the show, especially when they're renegotiating contracts.

    • Patrick Stewart: One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain's chair of the Enterprise.

    • Patrick Stewart: Whenever the lion fish in the fish tank in the captain's ready room died it was always a sad moment.

    • Patrick Stewart: We've heard from many teachers that they used episodes of Star Trek and concepts of Star Trek in their science classrooms in order to engage the students.

    • Patrick Stewart: We had some very distinguished fans: I know one chancellor of a major university who used to schedule his meetings around Star Trek. We were thrilled to discover that Frank Sinatra was a big fan.

    • Patrick Stewart: The truth of the matter is, all of those guys on Star Trek: The Next Generation actually want to be me. These impersonations they do are just some way of trying to feel what it must be like to be me. And I understand that! Because it feels really good to be Patrick Stewart!

    • Patrick Stewart: The costumes were redesigned after the first or second season. we were taken out of the spandex and put into wool and one of the reasons was that we were all of us beginning to suffer skeletal
      problems from the pressures of the spandex.

    • Patrick Stewart: Roddenberry had created quite a complex and at times mysterious character. Guarded, cautious, careful in showing his feelings in expressing his ideas about many things-I found that very interesting.

    • Patrick Stewart: It wasn't until the first season ended that I went to my first Star Trek convention. It was in Denver. There were two and a half thousand people there.

    • Patrick Stewart: I've often reflected on this in the past weeks as I've been following the presidential campaign: Very often, I thought it would have been great for both of these guys to sit down and be force-fed a couple of dozen episodes of Star Trek

    • Patrick Stewart: You get all of your neuroses worked out on stage. I haven't actually played very many nice characters, certainly not on stage. It's not a quality that attracts me.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Patrick Stewart, Fantastic

    10
    Patrick Stewart has always been my most favourite actor by far, the only other person who even comes close is probably Sly, but that's it, even Sly's a distance from Patrick. And to top it all off he's British, you can't get better than that, he's full of energy and likes his cars, In Star Trek Nemesis he toppled the Argo, and asked the producers if he could have one delivered to his house, honestly, i don't blame him. He's Incredibly talented but i think doesn't give himself enough credit, he prefers not to discuss Star Trek because that, i think he is most famous for.



    So all in all, Patrick Stewart is fantasticmoreless
  • Awesome actor

    10
    Patrick Stewart is an awesome actor. He showed the ability to star in a sci fi show, and make it believible and bring great ability to shakespear.

    Patrick Stewart's star ability and charisma goes beyond his looks. Generally a short bald man can not be a sex symbol, but Stewart pulls it off.
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