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Patrick Stewart (born July 13th 1940)
Sir Patrick Stewart is a British actor best known for his roles in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and the 'X-Men' movies.
Net worth: Patrick Stewart has a net worth of $60 million according to The Richest (2013).
Acting career: Patrick Stewart became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966, and the following year made his TV debut in 'Coronation Street'. His Broadway debut came with a production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
Between 1987 and 1994, he played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' which became his breakthrough acting experience. He reprised his role for the films 'Star Trek Generations', 'Star Trek: First Contact', 'Star Trek: Insurrection' and 'Star Trek: Nemesis'.
He played Professor Charles Xavier in the 'X-Men' film franchise from 2000, alongside pal Ian McKellen and Hugh Jackman.
He was nominated for a Golden Globe following his role in 'The Lion in Winter' in 1995, and received an Emmy for starring in 1998's 'Moby Dick'. He played Scrooge in the 1999 adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol'.
In 2005, he appeared in British thriller series 'Eleventh Hour', and even appeared as himself in 'Extras' alongside Ricky Gervais.
He has lent his voice to a varity of animated movies including 'The Prince of Egypt', 'Chicken Little' and 'Animal Farm'. He has also guest starred in 'The Simpsons' and narrated 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'.
He has a recurring role as CIA boss Avery Bullock in Seth MacFarlane's 'American Dad!', and has appeared in episodes of 'Family Guy'.
As a stage actor, Stewart has appeared in a one-man version of 'A Christmas Carol' which hit Broadway and earned him a Laurence Olivier Award.
He appeared as Prospero in 'The Tempest' on Broadway in 1995, and as Othello in a racially inverted version of the play.
He was the leading man in 'Antony and Cleopatra' in 2007, and that year hit the West End as Macbeth.
In 2008, he appeared as King Claudius alongside David Tennant in 'Hamlet' and won another Laurence Olivier Award.
He teamed up with Ian McKellen in 2009's 'Waiting for Godot'.
Personal life: Patrick Stewart grew up in Mirfield, Yorkshire with his textile worker mother Gladys and military father Alfred. The family struggled financially and there was much abuse at the hands of Alfred.
He went to Crowlees C of E Junior and Infants School where he first became interested in acting and Shakespeare. He then went to Mirfield Secondary Modern School, and left to pursue acting while working on a local newspaper. He lost his hair at 18 which knocked his confidence greatly.
He was married to Sheila Falconer for 24 years and had two children named Daniel and Sophia. In 2000, he married film producer Wendy Neuss before divorcing in 2003. He went on to have a relationship with Lisa Dillon. In 2013, he married singer Sunny Ozell in a wedding presided over by his best friend Ian McKellen.
He has strong beliefs in equality and strongly supports the Labour Party. He has previously been vocal about his negative feelings towards the Iraq war, considers himself a feminist and is a patron of the Dignity in Dying euthanasia campaign.
Stewart has worked against domestic violence for Amnesty International and is a patron of women's charity Refuge. He is also a patron of the United Nations Association.
He supports Huddersfield Town football club and enjoys car racing.
He was honoured as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2001.
News of 'Star Trek: Discovery's showrunner Alex Kurtzman's new production deal with CBS has raised the possibility of a sensational return for Stewart.
The Hollywood Reporter claimed on Tuesday (June 19th) that Stewart is participating in a brand new Star Trek television series in development at CBS, which follows the news that ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ showrunner Alex Kurtzman has signed a new production deal with the network that lasts for the next five years.
The rumoured new project is just one of several ideas for Star Trek series, mini-series and even animations potentially under development with Kurtzman, who is being paid $5 million per year to maintain and expand the franchise.
Continue reading: Is Patrick Stewart About To Return To 'Star Trek' As Captain Picard?
From 'Get Out' to 'Lights Out', tonight's the night for a spook party.
It's Friday the 13th and that means it's the perfect night (after Halloween) to indulge in a horror fest of epic proportions. The film genre has made quite some progress in the last five years, so it's time to put your classic Jason Voorhees movies away and explore what the current horror universe has to offer.
1. Get Out (2017) - By far one of the greatest psychological horrors ever released. It's a flawless balance of serious racial themes and a parodical look at 'positive' discrimination as an African-American played by Daniel Kaluuya gets caught up in a cult of white body-snatchers. Well deserving of Jordan Peele's Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Stewart described trying to protect his mother from domestic violence at the hands of his "weekend alcoholic" father.
Acting legend Sir Patrick Stewart won praise from ‘Loose Women’ viewers as he revealed details about a traumatic childhood in which he and his mother endured domestic violence at the hands of his father.
The 77 year old stage and screen icon was a guest on the ITV show on Thursday (April 12th) and spoke about how acting was often had an escapist function for him.
“I had a reason to be out of the house in the evenings when often problems would occur,” he explained about his childhood growing up in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. “My brother and I lived with my mother and her sister across the road, we were treated so well. Suddenly there was this big, hairy man in the house. Increasingly things became more and more difficult.”
Continue reading: Patrick Stewart Opens Up About Childhood Domestic Violence
An A-list cast goes a long way to making this goofy ensemble comedy a lot of fun to watch. Even if it never quite deals with the bigger issues it raises, the sassy dialogue, twisty plot and full-on performances are so lively that the audience is kept on its toes, at least until it becomes obvious where it's heading. And with a wide variety of themes, something is bound to resonate.
As the extended Wilde family gathers for a wedding, it's clear that none of them are very good at relationships. The bride is matriarch Eve (Glenn Close), a movie star who has fallen in love with sparky novelist Harold (Patrick Stewart). Her three sons are all on hand: smiley musician Rory (Jack Davenport), hopeless romantic Jimmy (Noah Emmerich) and womanising bachelor Ethan (Peter Facinelli). Also around are their actor father Laurence (John Malkovich), as well as Rory's popstar ex-wife Priscilla (Minnie Driver). Their 16-year-old daughter Mackenzie (Grace Van Patton) is documenting the weekend on video, just waiting for the usual family disaster.
Writer-director Damian Harris avoids the obvious black humour that's rife in this situation, instead playing the movie as a warm-hearted American comedy blended with elements of a bed-hopping French farce. Yes, all kinds antics are going on, fuelled by alcohol and Ethan's notorious magic mushroom chocolates. Jealousies are also flaring up, drawing lines between hugely popular stars and struggling artists.
Continue reading: The Wilde Wedding Review
There's no reason why this animated comedy adventure needed to be this pointless. Solidly entertaining movies have been made using far less as source material (see The Lego Movie). But while there are some hilarious verbal and visual gags peppered throughout this movie, it all hinges on a script that's painfully obvious and animation that simply isn't inventive enough to hold the attention without a decent story and stronger characters.
It's set in Textopolis, an app inside the smartphone of the teen Alex (Jake T. Austin). The central character is Gene (T.J. Miller), who has far too many expressions for a meh emoji. His parents (Jennifer Coolidge and Steven Wright) worry that he has some sort of defect. Threatened by the cruel senior emoji Smiler (Maya Rudolph), Gene and his pal Hi-5 (James Cordon) sneak out of the app in search of the hacker Jailbreak (Anna Faris), who can help reprogramme him if they can make it to the cloud. But Smiler sends a team of killer bots in hot pursuit.
Yes, the plot is cursory at best, and essentially exists only so the film can namecheck carefully placed apps in a series of sponsored, rather pointless extended set pieces. This leaves the movie feeling like a low-rent variation on Wreck-It Ralph, although only a few of these sequences have any visual interest. The Candy Crush world is at least a colourful alternative to the dull digital look of most of most of the movie. And the lack of imagination shows in the depiction of music streaming as a stream and a firewall as a wall of fire. There's also a strange rush to violence in almost every sequence, as the bots continually try to delete our heroes.
Continue reading: The Emoji Movie Review
We use Emojis in text messages and social media everyday, but have you ever thought about what these images get up to when you put away your iPhone? When a high school boy goes to send his crush a 'Meh' emoji, it turns into something quite different. To the disappointment of his parents, Gene has never been quite as apathetic as he's expected to be, so when he messes up his moment it causes quite the problem for everyone else. Now the boy thinks his phone is broken, and he's on the way to get it re-set. That's not looking good for the emojis who find themselves desperately trying to back-up their world in the Cloud before their whole world gets wiped out. Meanwhile, Gene is about to learn that having more than one expression may not be such a bad thing after all.
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Sir Patrick Stewart and Lady Stewart seen arriving at the 2016 Evening Standard Theatre Awards held at the Old Vic - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 13th November 2016
Patrick Stewart leaving Chiltern Firehouse after enjoying dinner. Marylebone, London, United Kingdom - Monday 4th July 2016
It joins '10 Cloverfield Lane' and the upcoming ghost story 'The Conjuring 2'.
This year is quite the year for horror. We've already seen a good handful of epic chillers and it's not stopping there. Stephen King's 'Cell' is the latest movie to be announced for release later this year, but here's a look at what we've seen so far and what's to come this summer.
Meet the band in exhilarating horror 'Green Room'
1. Green Room - Patrick Stewart as a ruthless psychopath determined to murder a punk band may seem an unlikely concept but that's what makes this nerve shredding horror (directed by Jeremy Saulnier of 'Blue Ruin') so grippingly intense. When a band shows up at neo-Nazi bar for a show, they unwittingly find themselves witnesses to a brutal murder - and now they're next on the hitlist. Alongside Patrick Stewart, the movie also stars Joe Cole from 'Peaky Blinders', '28 Weeks Later' actress Imogen Poots and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star Anton Yelchin.
Continue reading: 'Green Room' Tops Our List Of 2016's Most Exciting Horrors
Good guys gone very, very bad.
Some actors are born to play bad guys; Christoph Waltz, Christopher Lee, Alan Rickman. We're comfortable with them being the antagonist. However, some evil roles come from actors that are so unlikely, it seriously gives us the creeps. Patrick Stewart is only the latest to warp our perception of him.
Here are ten of our favourite moments actors have gone beyond the good guy stereotype:
Patrick Stewart plays a skinhead in 'Green Room'
The ‘Star Trek’ legend has also admitted he does not watch himself in the original series.
William Shatner has some ideas as to how to celebrate ‘Star Trek’s’ upcoming 50th anniversary and they even include a musical. Speaking to the Press Association, Shatner said he's been trying to bring the whole cast together to celebrate half a century of the iconic franchise and has even pitched a musical and a variety show.
Is William Shatner planning ‘Star Trek: The Musical’?
"I'm attempting to sell a 50th anniversary show, but so far I've had very little luck. Maybe because Paramount's going to do their own - but I don't know how they can do their own without me. I've never been contacted,” Shatner said.
Imelda Staunton received the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Performance on Sunday (18th October).
Imelda Staunton has won a UK Theatre Award for her performance in Gypsy. Staunton received the award for Best Musical Performance at the UK Theatre Awards 2015 at London’s Guildhall on Sunday (18th October).
Imelda Staunton at the 2015 BAFTA Ceremony in London, February 2015.
Continue reading: Imelda Staunton Wins UK Theatre Award For Her Performance In ‘Gypsy’
Patrick Stewart - Premiere of 'Blunt Talk' held at the DGA Theater - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 10th August 2015
Date of birth
13th July, 1940
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