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.
- Referred to Commander Riker on _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv) as Number One. When he guest-starred on an episode of _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv), he played a character named Number One.
- 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.
- Was considered for the role of Willy Wonka in _Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)_ (qv).
- 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.
- Began to lose his hair at the age of 19.
- (16 December 1996) Awarded his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Has a human rights scholarship named after him from Amnesty International.
- Is a huge fan of the comic "Transmetropolitan". He even did a foreword for this comic explaining how he enjoys the main characters brutality and hostility towards this world as a desire that we all sometimes feel.