Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, on 13 July 1940.
His parents were working class, his father Alfred a career soldier, and his mother, Gladys, a mill-worker. His involvement was encouraged when, at age 12, he enrolled in an eighty-day drama course.
Excerpts below Marina Sirtis talks openly about being a ‘sex symbol’ and plastic surgery Marina Sirtis, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s half-Betazoid counselor Troi, was donning futurist body suits long before Jeri Ryan on Star Trek Voyager and Jolene Blalock on Star Trek Enterprise. It doesn’t make sense for actresses to have plastic surgery because there’s no point in looking 40 when you’re 60 because you know what? They’re not gonna hire you – first of all, you look like you’ve been caught in a wind tunnel! I’m going to quote Eileen Atkins here, "If all the actresses look young, who’s gonna play the old parts? One of the reasons I’m so adamant against plastic surgery is because I fell into that trap of being the Hollywood starlet. But as I got older, of course they got softer and they didn’t stay where I wanted them to stay so I went and had my boobs done.
The actress has a very frank and open (and adult) conversation with Kougar Magazine, talking about her career, and aging and being a "cougar". It is the worst thing I ever did; I regretted it from day one, which is maybe why I’m so adamant against everything else now, because I hate ’em.
Thereafter, his participation in local amateur dramatics increased steadily, even after he quit school at 15 to work as a reporter.
However, his employer resented his dedication to the local theater and finally, after a little more than a year of Stewart's less-than-dedicated reporting, he issued him an ultimatum forcing him to choose between acting and journalism.
Before Jeri Ryan and Jolene Blalock, Star Trek: The Next Generation looked to Marina Sirtis to add sex appeal to the sci-fi franchise in the 80’s and 90’s.
In a new and very frank interview, the actress talks about what that was like for her and regrets she has as well.
Directed by the legendary Peter Brook, the production later moved to the Royal National Theatre in the early 1980s. Stewart made his TV debut as a fire officer in a 1967 episode of "Coronation Street." Today, the actor is best known for playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard on the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and Professor Charles Xavier in the "X-Men" franchise. Despite appearing in numerous productions and many major television series, Stewart did not become a household name until getting cast as the lead in the "Star Trek" series. Stewart was the original narrator of "The Nightmare Before Christmas," however, director Tim Burton eventually cut most his narration and even changed the voice.
With most of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast in London at Destination Star Trek this weekend, conversation inevitably turned to their last feature film, 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis.
Some interesting things were said by Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby and even Jeri Ryan.
Born to humble beginnings, Sir Patrick Stewart has worked his way up to become one of the most recognizable stars today.
The veteran stage actor was prolific as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company for over a decade.
Having remained with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in 2008 Stewart played King Claudius in Hamlet on the West End and won a second Olivier Award. Stewart's father served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was regimental sergeant major of the 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment during the Second World War, having previously worked as a general labourer and as a postman.