Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorshire, England and began theater acting at a young age. He went on to become a Shakespearean stage actor before landing the role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in TV's Star Trek: The Next Generation, gaining him nearly instant fame.
He remains to be an established actor on film and in theater, as well as a voice actor. For his achievements, he was knighted by the Queen of England in 2010.
Trained in England as a Shakespearean actor, Patrick Stewart broke into mainstream North American culture through his portrayal of Captain Picard in Star Trek. He continues to portray primarily serious roles.
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His most famous role, Sir Patrick was cast as the Captain of the USS Enterprise in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987. He appeared in all 176 episodes throughout 7 seasons, as well as the full length movies.
Sir Patrick was cast as the founder of the X-Men in 2000, Professor Charles Xavier. It is generally regarded as a "dream cast" by the fans, Stewart being a near perfect fit for the character. He reprises the role in 2003's X2 and in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, as well as providing the voice in numerous X-Men related video games. He also had a shorter, cameo role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and is expected to appear in the upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past.