Patrick Stewart to be knighted
Now when the crew of the Enterprise addresses him as Sir, they can really mean it.
Patrick Stewart is on the list of people to be knighted by H.R.M. Queen Elizabeth II this New Year’s Day, and in the U.K. will henceforth be known as Sir Patrick.
Stewart is known to comics fans for, among other things, playing Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men movies and Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is also a fan of comics, having contributed an introduction to a Transmetropolitan collection, optioned the film rights, and having made his desire known to play the role of Spider Jerusalem in any screen adaptation of the property.
He is also a noted Shakespearean actor, having been a long-time member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and most recently performing as Cladius opposite David Tennant’s Hamlet.