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.
- He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen's Millennium Honours list for his services to acting and the cinema.
- New York Theater Critics Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performance 1993, for "A Christmas Carol" at the Broadhurst
- 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.
- (16 December 1996) Awarded his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- 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))
- Is a fan of F1. He attended the 2003 British Grand Prix, and has taken part in several celebrity car races.