THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING
PATRICK STEWART (Adult Merlin) is one of the most acclaimed performers working
today, with numerous and varied roles on both the stage and screens big and
small. For his work, he has been awarded multiple Golden Globe, SAG, Emmy,
and Tony nominations.
Stewart will also soon be seen on Claude Lalonde's 'Koda,' opposite Katie Holmes
and Giancarlo Esposito. The drama centers around a famous pianist (Stewart)
struggling with stage fright, who must overcome his fear to honor a promise to a
In addition, Stewart will also be joining Elizabeth Banks' reboot of 'Charlie's
Angels,' starring alongside Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. On
television, Stewart is set to reprise his iconic role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard
in the new 'Star Trek' series for CBS All Access, more than two decades after
the syndicated favorite wrapped its run. The new series will be an exploration
of the next chapter of Picard's life.
In 2017, Stewart returned as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men epic 'Logan,'
which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival that year. Stewart created the role
in the first installment of the franchise in 2000 and has since played the role
in seven of the 'X-Men' films. He received rave reviews for his performance
including a Critics Choice nomination, perhaps his last in the series.
His many, diverse film credits include Jeremy Saunier's 'Green Room,' for which
Stewart received critical acclaim for portraying the leader of a northwestern
neo-Nazi troupe; Damian Harris' 'Wilde Wedding;' a dance instructor in 'Match';
Professor X in 'X-Men,' 'X-Men 2,' 'X-Men: The Last Stand,' 'X-Men Origins,
'Wolverine' and 'X Men: Days of Future Past;' the narrator in Seth MacFarlane's
'Ted' and 'Ted 2;' 'King of Texas;' 'Jeffrey;' 'Dune;' 'Excalibur;' 'L.A.
Story;' 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights;' 'Conspiracy Theory;' 'The Lion in Winter'
(Emmy nomination); 'I, Claudius;' 'Moby Dick' (Emmy nomination); and 'Tinker
Tailor Soldier Spy'.
Perhaps best known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on 'Star Trek: The Next
Generation,' Stewart has enjoyed a successful television career, having recently
produced and starred in the Starz comedy 'Blunt Talk' as Walter Blunt, a British
import intent on conquering the world of American cable news. The half-hour
comedy executive produced by Seth MacFarlane and Jonathan Ames ran on the cable
network for two seasons, ending in 2016. Stewart's performance earned him a
Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series
- Musical or Comedy, as well as a Critics' Choice nomination. Other television
credits include Seth MacFarlane's animated 'American Dad,' and an
Emmy-nominated turn on Ricky Gervais' 'Extras'.
A three-time Olivier Award winner, Stewart recently reunited with Sir Ian
McKellen in Harold Pinter's 'No Man's Land,' which they previously performed at
the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California and on Broadway in Fall 2013. This
was part of their 'Two Plays in Rep,' which also included a reprisal of their
production of Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot,' which they performed to
critical acclaim on London's West End in 2009. Directed by Sean Matthias, the
'Two Plays in Rep' on Broadway which earned stellar reviews and two extensions
due to popular demand.
On Broadway and West End stages, Patrick has also appeared in 'A Life in the
Theatre,' 'The Master Builder,' 'The Ride Down Mt. Morgan' and 'The Tempest'.
For his acclaimed solo production of 'A Christmas Carol,' Stewart played over 40
characters, garnering an Olivier, Drama Desk and What's on Stage Award. For his
performance in the title role of 'Macbeth,' which he played at Chichester,
London, BAM and then on Broadway, he earned a Tony Award nomination and won the
Best Actor Award in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
Stewart is an Honorary Associate Artist with the RSC, having appeared in over 60
productions including 'Hamlet,' opposite David Tennant, which earned him an
Olivier Award, and 2005 repertory productions of 'Antony and Cleopatra' and 'The
Tempest'. In 1978, he won an Olivier Award for his performance in Peter Brook's
production of 'Antony and Cleopatra' and was nominated for his role in 'The
Merchant of Venice'. He also appeared in the now legendary Peter Brook
production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Additional recent credits include
Edward Bond's 'Bingo' at the Young Vic and Chichester Festival Theatre, and as
Shylock in a 2011 RSC production of 'The Merchant of Venice,' directed by Rupert
In the 2001 New Years' Honors list, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II conferred on
Patrick the order of the Officer of the British Empire (O.B.E.) and in 2010
Patrick received a knighthood for his services to Drama. In March of 2017,
Stewart was honored with the Empire Legend Award for his outstanding career
achievements at the Empire Awards in London.
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