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Sir Patrick Stewart OBE was born in Yorkshire, England on 13 July 1940, from the age of 12 he was involved in several local theatre groups and in 1957 he was accepted at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Between 1966 and 1982 he was a part of the Royal Shakespeare Company taking on roles in many Shakespearean productions including The Taming of the Shrew (1967), King Lear (1968), Much Ado About Nothing (1968), a Midsummer Night’s Dream (1970), Julius Caesar (1972), Antony and Cleopatra (1978), The Winter’s Tale (1981).
Outside of his work in theatre he is best known for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series and films (1987 – 2002). As well as his role as Professor Charles Xavier in The X-Men franchise (2000- Present).
He wrote and performed in a ‘one-man show’ version of A Christmas Carol, performing on Broadway annually over the Christmas period from 1991 to 1994, and in 1996, and 2001, in 2005 he brought the production to the Albery Theatre in London.
In the Mid-2000s Stewart returned to the West end in a run of Shakespeare productions. In 2006 he returned to the Royal Shakespeare Company to play Prospero in Rupert Gould's production of The Tempest, this transferred to London's West End in 2007. That year also saw him appear with the RSC in Antony and Cleopatra at the Novello Theatre, and playing the title role in Macbeth at the Gielgud Theatre. In 2008 he starred alongside David Tennent in Hamlet - playing the role of Claudius for which he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Stewart and his X-Men co-star and close friend Sir Ian McKellen appeared together in Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2009 with Stewart playing Vladimir and McKellen as Estragon. In 2013 the pair would go on to appear in the roles together on Broadway, with the show running in rep with Harold Pinter's No Man's Land. In autumn 2016 they will once again appear on the London Stage when they bring No Man's Land to the Wyndham's Theatre.
Selected London & West End Stage Appearances
|No Man's Land||Hirst||Wyndhams||2016||News|
|Bingo||William Shakespeare||Young Vic||2012||Review|
|Waiting For Godot||Vladimir||Haymarket||2009||Review|
|Antony and Cleopatra||Antony||Novello||2007||Review|
|A Christmas Carol||One-Man Show||Albery||2005||Review|
|A Life in the Theatre||Robert||Apollo||2005||Review|
|The Master Builder||Halvard Solness||Albery||2003||Review|