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.
- Was considered for the role of Willy Wonka in _Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)_ (qv).
- 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.
- (September 1997) Announced his engagement to former _"Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)_ (qv) producer 'Wendy Neuss' (qv), aged 39.
- Has a human rights scholarship named after him from Amnesty International.
- 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.
- Provided narration for 'Rick Wakeman' (qv)'s 'Return to the Centre of the Earth' album (1999).
- New York Theater Critics Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performance 1993, for "A Christmas Carol" at the Broadhurst
- Father of Sophie Stewart and 'Daniel Stewart (I)' (qv).