About Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart OBE (born 13 July 1940) is an English actor who is best known for his work in various stage, television, film and video games in a career spanning six decades. He has been nominated for Olivier, Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Saturn Awards. Beginning his career with a long run as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart received the 1979 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ in the West End. Stewart’s first major screen roles were in BBC-broadcast television productions during the mid-late 1970s, including ‘Hedda’, and the ‘I, Claudius’ miniseries.
From the 1980s onward, Stewart began working in American television and film, with prominent leading roles such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, its subsequent films, and 2020’s ‘Star Trek: Picard’; as Professor Charles Xavier in the ‘X-Men’ series of superhero films; the lead of the Starz TV series ‘Blunt Talk’; and voice roles such as CIA Deputy Director Avery Bullock in ‘American Dad!’ and the narrator in ‘Ted’. Having remained with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in 2008, Stewart played King Claudius in ‘Hamlet’ in the West End and won a second Olivier Award.
In 1993, TV Guide named Stewart the Best Dramatic Television Actor of the 1980s. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 16 December 1996 and, in 2010, Stewart was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to drama. Learn More…