Jul. 13th, 1940
Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, UK
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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.
- He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
- Is a fan of _"Red Dwarf" (1988)_ (qv).
- Appeared in 'John le Carré' (qv)'s _"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (1979)_ (qv) and _"Smiley's People" (1982) (mini)_, as Karla, controller of the Russian Secret Service. In both, he starred in just one scene, both opposite Sir 'Alec Guinness' (qv) and had no dialog in either.
- On the shortlist for Prof Watson (played by 'Glyn Houston' (qv)) in _ "Doctor Who: The Hand of Fear: Part 1 (#14.5)" (1976)_.
- He is a huge and very much devoted fan of Monty Python, and he is also good friends with all the Python members and was a close personal friend of the late 'Graham Chapman' (qv). He is so much of a fan and friend of the Pythons that they have publicly announced if there ever was a reunion tour, Stewart would be Chapman's replacement.
- New York Theater Critics Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performance 1993, for "A Christmas Carol" at the Broadhurst
- 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Award for Best Entertainment 1994, for "A Christmas Carol" at the Old Vic.
- During the first season of _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv), he was so convinced that he was going to be fired from the series that he didn't unpack his bags for six weeks.