No Longer A Captain, It’s Sir Now

It will not just suffice to call him Captain anymore.

Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart, most famously known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard,  said he was “very proud” to be awarded a knighthood for services to drama. The honour follows the return of the X-Men star to the British stage following many years living in Los Angeles. Stewart, 69, said: “I am very proud to receive this honour. The theatre is and has always been my great joy.

The Queen is reported to be a fan of the star, who has enjoyed a 50-year career in movies, TV and the theatre including 16 years with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The Shakespearean actor shot to fame when he originated the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987. The sci-fi TV series ran for seven years, and Stewart later said the success of the show handicapped him because directors did not want to cast the captain of the Starship Enterprise in their films. On the big screen, Stewart’s biggest role has been as Professor Charles Xavier in all three of the Hollywood superhero X-Men blockbusters, which began life in 2000.

As far as Star Trek captains go – well I guess it’s safe to say that most fans want to be Captain Kirk and want to have a captain like Picard.

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