Patrick Hewes Stewart
Jul. 13th, 1940
Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Guest TV Roles
Baby Susie Swanson (Inner Voice) (Voiced)
Vigorous Older Man (Voiced)
Himself - Narrator (Voiced)
Born Mirfield, Yorkshire, England. Member of various local drama groups from about age 12. Left school at 15 to work as junior reporter on local paper; quit when Editor told him he was spending too much time at the theatre and not enough working. Spent a year as furniture salesman, saving cash to attend drama school. Accepted by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1957. Professional debut 1959 in Repertory in Lincoln; work at Manchester Library Theatre and a tour round the world with the Old Vic Company followed in the early 60s. Joined Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966, to begin 27-year association. Following a spell with the Royal National Theatre in the mid 80s, he went to Los Angeles to star in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), which ran from 1987-1994, playing the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. He plans to return to theatre work on the end of this series.
- Began to lose his hair at the age of 19.
- Along with 'Colm Meaney' (qv) and 'Armin Shimerman' (qv), he is one of only three actors to appear in the pilots of two different 'Star Trek' series. (_"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv), and _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv))
- Actress 'Teryl Rothery' (qv), who co-starred with Stewart in _Masterminds (1997)_ (qv) has a long time crush on the actor, which she often speaks of during convention appearances.
- Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
- Even though his French character on _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv) has an British accent, he has told fans that Jean-Luc Picard was raised by an English nanny. An in-joke, as 'William Shatner' (qv)'s Québecois French accent as James T. Kirk can be heard sometimes.
- His parents are Alfred and Gladys Stewart.
- London Fringe Theatre Best Actor Award 1986, for role of George in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" at the Young Vic.
- (16 December 1996) Awarded his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.