The news leaked out a couple of weeks ago, but today it became official as Patrick Stewart, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Captain Picard, was awarded a knighthood for his work in drama. Stewart, along with others, was named on the New Year’s Honours List.
Sir Patrick is honoured
Since his time in Hollywood with Star Trek, The X-Men films and more, Stewart has spent much of the last decade back on the British stage. In a statement (via UKPA), Sir Patrick said of the knighthood:
I am very proud to receive this honour. The theatre is and has always been my great joy. In particular the past six years have given me acting opportunities that at one time I could not have imagined possible. This is an honour that embraces those actors, directors and creative teams who have in these recent years helped fill my life with inspiration, companionship and sheer fun.
All of us Trekkies are proud of you, Sir Patrick.
Stewart in Hamlet
In other PS news, over the weekend the BBC aired William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, starring David Tennant and Patrick Stewart. The DVD comes out next week and you can pre-order it at bbcshop.com. Here is the trailer.