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.
- Along with 'Hugh Jackman' (qv), he is one of only two actors to appear in all four "X-Men" films: _X-Men (2000)_ (qv), X2 (2003)_, _X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)_ (qv) and _X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)_ (qv).
- 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.
- 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.
- Had the first line in both _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv) and _"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993)_ (qv), and the last line in the former.
- Provided narration for 'Rick Wakeman' (qv)'s 'Return to the Centre of the Earth' album (1999).
- Is a life-long supporter of Huddersfield Town Football Club of the Football League.
- 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.".
- 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.