Biography for Patrick Stewart (taken from
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Born Mirfield, Yorkshire, England. Member
of various local drama groups from about age 12. Left
school at 15 to work as junior reporter on local paper;
quit when Editor told him he was spending too much time
at the theatre and not enough working. Spent a year as
furniture salesman, saving cash to attend drama school.
Accepted by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1957.
Professional debut1959 in Repertory in Lincoln; work at
Manchester Library Theatre and a tour round the world
with the Old Vic Company followed in the early 60s.
Joined Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966, to begin
Father of 'Sophie Stewart' and Daniel
Awarded his own star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame. [16 December 1996]
London Fringe Theatre Best Actor Award
1986, for role of George in "Who's Afraid of Virginia
Woolf" at the Young Vic
New York Theater Critics Drama Desk Award
for Best Solo Performance 1993, for "A Christmas Carol"
at the Broadhurst
Laurence Olivier Award for Best
Entertainment 1994, for "A Christmas Carol" at the Old
Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal
US TV Guide - voted "Most Bodacious" male
on TV 1993
Recipient of the Order of the British
Empire (January 2001)
During the first season of Star Trek: TNG,
he was so convinced that he was going to be fired from
the series that he didn't unpack his bags for six weeks.
Began to lose his hair at the age of 19.
Found his beloved cat (which he named
'Bella') on the set of Star Trek.
Has a human rights scholarship named
after him from Amnesty International.
Is best friends with his Star Trek cast
Spiner, who was his best man at his wedding to Star
November 2003 - accepted the position of
Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield. Become a full time UK resident again in 2004.
Referred to Commander Riker on
The Next Generation" (1987) as "Number One." When he
guest-starred on an episode of
The" (1989), he played a character named Number One.