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.
- Is a fan of _"Red Dwarf" (1988)_ (qv).
- On the shortlist for The Castellan (played by 'Paul Jerrico' (qv)) in _"Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity: Part 1 (#20.1)" (1983)_.
- 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).
- Is good friends with 'Whoopi Goldberg' (qv).
- On the shortlist for Prof Watson (played by 'Glyn Houston' (qv)) in _ "Doctor Who: The Hand of Fear: Part 1 (#14.5)" (1976)_.
- 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.
- Was considered for the role of Willy Wonka in _Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)_ (qv).
- 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.