Arise Sir Capt. Jean-Luc Picard!

Arise Sir Capt. Jean-Luc Picard! He’s an incredibly versatile actor who has mastered the Shakespearian classics and played a vast array of roles on stage and screen, but the 69-year-old Yorkshire actor Patrick Stewart is perhaps best celebrated for his role as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard in the ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ series.

In a move sure to please Trekker fans, Stewart will soon be upgraded from a Starfleet captain to a ‘Sir’ as he’s just  been awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours List.

The ‘Make It So’ man left school at 15, working as a furniture salesman before getting his big break and winning a scholarship for the Bristol Old Vic theatre school two years later.

A slew of stage, film and TV parts followed, but it wasn’t until he played the role of the eminently sensible Starfleet captain in Star Trek from 1987 onwards that he became a household name.

Congratulations, Mr Stewart!

Here’s the good captain in a rather unusual song and dance number on the bridge of the USS Enterprise.

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