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Sir Patrick Stewart OBE (born 13 July 1940) is an English actor whose career has spanned seven decades in theatre, film, television, and video games. He has been nominated for Olivier, Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to drama in 2010.

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Patrick Stewart

Stewart in July 2019
Born (1940-07-13) 13 July 1940 (age 83)
Years active1959–present
Political partyLabour
  • Sheila Falconer
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In 1966, Stewart became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He made his Broadway theatre debut in 1971 in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 1979, he received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Antony and Cleopatra in the West End. His first television role was in Coronation Street in 1967. His first major screen roles were in Fall of Eagles (1974), I, Claudius (1976), and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979). In 2008 he played King Claudius in Hamlet and received his second Olivier Award and his first Tony Award nomination for respectively the West End and Broadway theatre productions.

Stewart gained stardom for his leading role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–94), its subsequent films, and Star Trek: Picard (2020–23). He starred as Captain Ahab in Moby Dick (1998), Ebenezer Scrooge in TNT's A Christmas Carol (1999), and King Henry II in Showtime's The Lion in Winter (2003). He also became known for his comedic appearances on the sitcom Frasier and Extras for which he received Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series nomination. He also starred as the lead of Blunt Talk (2015–2016). He currently voices CIA Deputy Director Avery Bullock on American Dad!.

Stewart's first film role was in Trevor Nunn's Hedda (1975) followed by performances in John Boorman's Excalibur (1981), and David Lynch's Dune (1984). He gained further stardom when he portrayed Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series (2000–2014), Logan (2017), and an alternate version of the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022). He has appeared in films such as L.A. Story (1991), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), Jeffrey (1995), and The Kid Who Would Be King (2019). He is also known for his voice work in films such as The Pagemaster (1994), The Prince of Egypt (1998), Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), Chicken Little (2005), Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), and Ted (2012).