Patrick Stewart’s Jean Luc Picard was one of Starfleet Academy’s most distinguished alumni, and now the actor has been named as the head of another Academy, this one even closer to his heart. Details on that below, plus the latest updates from Sir Patrick, including some video clips.
Sir Patrick now Academy President Patrick too
Patrick Stewart is life-long supporter Huddersfield Town ‘Terriers’ Football Club. And now the club has brought Sir Patrick into the fold by making him the president of their Academy, which is Huddersfield’s under-18 team where they groom young players for the main squad.
In a release, Huddersfield Chief Executive Nigel Clibbens said of Sir Patrick joining:
We are delighted to have Sir Patrick on board with us in an official capacity. He has been kind enough to help out the Club on several occasions already, with our season ticket campaign ahead of the current season for example and with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance ‘Keep It Up’ campaign, and we are looking forward to harnessing his drive and passion for the Club to further the Academy.
More on Patrick joining Huddersfield at htafc.com
To see how important Huddersfield Town Football Club is to Patrick Stewart, here is a video where he weighs whether he would prefer to win an Oscar or see the club promoted to the Championship League (Huddersfield is currently in League 1).
This is not Stewart’s only official role for the town of Huddersfield in Yorkshire, UK. He is also the Chancellor at the University of Huddersfield.
— you don’t want to be called to his office!
MORE PS NEWS
Here is the latest for the former Capt. Picard
Stewart to play Shakespeare
Patrick Stewart has performed in countless Shakespeare productions over his career, but this year he will actually get a chance to play the bard in Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death, showing at the Minerva Theater in the UK at the Chichester Festival. The play runs from April 15 – May 22. More info and ticket info at cft.org.uk
Win for Hamlet
In February Patrick won the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in Hamlet at the Whats On Stage Awards.
CLICK to see PS accept WOS Award
(advance to 2:06)
PS narrates environmental documentary – intros film
Patrick Stewart has provided the narration to Seth Warren’s environmental documentary Nature Propelled. In January Stewart introduced the world premiere of film at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, CA.
PS talks music and theater
In February Patrick Stewart went to Chicago to narrate a concert for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He gave an interview to the Chicago Sun Times talking about his connections to music and to the theater.
Thanks to Daniel for the HTFC tip