Jul. 13th, 1940
Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Patrick Stewart's Main TV Roles
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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.
- In episodes of _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv), when he got up, he had a habit of tugging on the uniform where it was creased. 'Jonathan Frakes' (qv) jokingly called this the Picard Maneuver, and the name stuck.
- US TV Guide -- voted "Most Bodacious" male on TV 1993.
- Is good friends with 'Whoopi Goldberg' (qv).
- Father of Sophie Stewart and 'Daniel Stewart (I)' (qv).
- Is a fan of F1. He attended the 2003 British Grand Prix, and has taken part in several celebrity car races.
- November 2003 - accepted the position of Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield and became a UK resident again in 2004.
- Has played two kings of England (Richard Lionheart in _Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)_ (qv) and Henry II in _The Lion in Winter (2003) (TV)_ (qv)), and Vice President 'Dick Cheney' (qv) on _"American Dad!" (2005)_ (qv).
- 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))