DID YOU KNOW?
Patrick Stewart began his career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, a major British theater company? In fact, he won the 1979 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Antony and Cleopatra in the West End Theater. He began working in American film and television in the 1980s. His most prominent roles include Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the Star Trek: The Next Generation. As well as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men superhero film franchise. Despite his success across the pond, he has stayed with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He even won a second Laurence Olivier Award for his performance as King Claudius in Hamlet in the West End Theater as well.
His list of accolades and accomplishments does not stop there though. He received his Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 16, 1996. In 2010, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama. Aside from this acting career, he has been involved in various charities and advocacies through the years. Some include the fight against domestic violence, the support of women's rights. He has also shown support of a charity that helps combat veterans deal with PTSD. He became a spokesperson for the Internation Rescue Committee just recently in 2019. Now, at the age of 79, you'd think that would be taking it easy, but no. The actor is still as active as ever with his latest show, Star Trek: Picard premiering in January 2020. We will be able to see him reprise his role as the iconic Captain Jean-Luc Picard yet again and we can't wait.