Patrick Stewart best known to us in the SciFi world for playing Capt. Jean-Luc Picard on 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men movies will be adding a new tittle to his name as he is to receive a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. It means he will now be known in England as "Sir Patrick."
Stewart said: "I am very proud to receive this honour. The theatre is and has always been my great joy." Stewart added: "In particular the past six years have given me acting opportunities that at one time I could not have imagined possible," he said. "This is an honor that embraces those actors, directors and creative teams who have in these recent years helped fill my life with inspiration, companionship and sheer fun."
QueenElizabeth is a fan of Stewart, who has enjoyed a 50-year career in movies, TV and the theatre including 16 years with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The honour follows the 69-year-old Yorkshire, England native to the British stage following many years living in Los Angeles.
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