PATRICK Stewart is an English actor whose career began in theatre, but these days he’s best known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek and Professor X in X-Men.
Here’s what we know about the actor…
Who is Patrick Stewart?
Patrick Stewart is an actor who started his career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966.
He was a part of various drama groups from the age of 11 and when he was 15, he left school and participated in more theatre.
He also got a job as a newspaper reporter, but quit when his boss told him to choose between acting and journalism.
After several TV appearances, Patrick became a household name thanks to his role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
He also went on to star in the Star Trek film franchise and X-Men film series.
Patrick was knighted at Buckingham Palace in 2010.
What is Patrick Stewart’s net worth?
Patrick grew up in a working class household – his mother was a textile worker and his father was a regimental sergeant major in the British Army.
He became unexpectedly wealthy when he starred in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Today, his net worth is £49 million.
When will he resume the role of Jean-Luc Picard?
He’s been tipped to headline a new series of the space show.
It will not be a reboot of Star Trek: The Next Generation but will tell the story of the next chaoter of Picard’s life.
No air date has been announced yet.
Who is his wife, Sunny Ozell?
Sunny Ozell is a classically trained musician from Reno, Nevada.
She began playing the violin at four years old and took up vocal training at 11.
She released her debut album Take It With Me in 2015.
Sunny and Patrick first met in 2008 at Franny’s restaurant in New York.
At the time, Sunny was working as a waitress while Patrick was starring in Macbeth at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music.
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How did Patrick meet Ian McKellen?
Patrick first met Ian at the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1970s, but they bonded when they filmed X-Men together in 1999.
Ian has described them as the “same actor”, saying: “We’ve had the same career. So we’re peers.
“We’re equals. We’re not rivals.”
The pair worked together on Broadway plays Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land.