Perhaps best known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard or Professor Charles Xavier, Sir Patrick Stewart is a prolific British actor with a career spanning almost six decades.
loved acting ever since he was a little boy. He was a member of some
local drama groups from about age 12 and spent most of his time at the theater.
In order to afford attending drama school, Patrick took on various jobs and
saved every penny.
He made his professional debut
in 1959 and his first Broadway appearance in 1971, as Snout in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
years the actor chose to remain discreet about his family’s own drama. Later he
decided to become one of the voices that support victims of domestic violence,
so he shared his story about his abusive father.
Although he enjoys a huge on-screen success with a legacy in the Star Trek and X-Men franchises, Stewart could never forget about his old love: the theater. He continues to act on stage and perform Shakespeare whenever he gets a chance.
In 2001 Stewart became an
Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and in 2009 he was awarded a
Here are 16 Patrick Stewart quotes that will inspire you to take action: