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 is the new Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, England and made his first official visit to the University on Wednesday 10 March 2004.
- Is a fan of F1. He attended the 2003 British Grand Prix, and has taken part in several celebrity car races.
- 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).
- (16 December 1996) Awarded his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- He was awarded the 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award in 1994 (1993 season) for Best Entertainment Award for his adaptation and staged performance of 'Charles Dickens' (qv)'s "A Christmas Carol.".
- He is a fan of the graphic novel "Transmetropolitan," written by 'Warren Ellis (II)' (qv). It follows the adventures of journalist Spider Jerusalem in a future of paranoia and corruption. The graphic novel deals with politics, journalism, and, most of all, the truth. He has even written a introduction to the graphic novel: "Lonely City.".
- Besides his character named by 'Gene Roddenberry' (qv) after 'Jacques-Yves Cousteau' (qv)'s close friend, Picard can also be seen as a reference to Capt. Pike of the original series. "Picard" means pike handler in French.
- Provided narration for 'Rick Wakeman' (qv)'s 'Return to the Centre of the Earth' album (1999).