Sir Patrick Stewart OBE is an English actor whose work has included roles on stage, television, and film in a career spanning six decades. He has been nominated for Olivier, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Saturn Awards.
Beginning his career with a long run with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Antony and Cleopatra in the West End. Stewart’s first major screen roles were in multiple BBC-broadcast television productions, including Hedda, and the I, Claudius miniseries.
He is best known for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its subsequent films, and as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series of superhero films. He was also the lead of the Starz TV series Blunt Talk, and voice roles such as CIA Deputy Director Avery Bullock in American Dad! and the narrator in Ted. Having remained with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart played King Claudius in Hamlet in the West End and won a second Olivier Award.