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That's Sir Patrick Stewart to you, Star Trek fans

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Dec 21st 2009 9:00AM
Patrick Stewart can now count his knightship.You know him as Captain Jean-Luc Picard or Professor Charles Xavier, but once Queen Elizabeth II is done with him, the bald leading man extraordinaire will arise Sir Patrick Stewart, Knight of the Realm.

Now 69 years old, Stewart is known around the world for his lead roles in major sci-fi franchises like Star Trek and X-Men. But he was well-known to U.K. theatergoers for years as a 16-year member of the Royal Shakespeare Company where he specialized in playing kings and soldiers with his baritone pipes.

In fact, Stewart is fond of saying his years of playing The Bard's many kings prepared him for the center seat on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise.

Queen Elizabeth is reportedly a fan of Stewart and will award him his knighthood for recognition of his 50-year acting career.

Though known for his sophisticated trained vocal style, Stewart is a native of blue collar Yorkshire. The actor left home in his teens, hoping to become a reporter. But he soon took up "a career on the boards."

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claire

am really proud of Patrick Stewart to be Knighted by the Queen of England and i am coming to england soon to see him in Bingo in 2010 and i really but i always say to him Congratulations to Patrick Stewart he is so happy to see me again and he's career is importment to him and me and won the Award for best actor in the world and he like me so much and he likes Sir Ian McKellan by his side as well including me too i want to say to him:
Make it so number one

February 15 2010 at 12:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jay

Make it so.

December 23 2009 at 1:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Willmore2000

So is he getting a Kt, an OM or a KBE?

December 21 2009 at 10:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
William McIntyre

Sadly it's got nothing to do with whether the Queen is a fan or not, the man is longtime supporter of the Labour party, who are currently the party in power in the UK, and who are responsible for the "honours list".

December 21 2009 at 9:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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