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Today Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sir Patrick Stewart carried the Olympic Torch on its relay of London, ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony for the games. See photo and video below. [UPDATED with more video of Stewart talking about carrying torch]
UPDATE: New videos – Stewart compares carrying torch to Star Trek movie premiers
Video from the Guardian.
And here is video from the BBC
Patrick Stewart Carries Olympic Torch
Sir Patrick Stewart has lifted the Olympic Torch on its relay ahead of the upcoming Olympic Games. The BBC’s Jason Rosam tweeted a picture of Captain Picard running with the Olympic Torch in London, ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony.
And here is video (via GareTheAdvertiser)
Stewart joins a list of stars carrying the flame today including Andy Murray and a trip to the BBC One soap Eastenders in a special live scene of tonight’s episode where character Billy Mitchell will carry the torch through fictional Walford.
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