Today Patrick Stewart joined the likes of Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sir Christopher Lee and Sir Ian McKellen after receiving a knighthood by the Queen. The actor, who’s acting career has spanned 5 decades, is best know for playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men films.
Stewart, 69, said: “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,” he said. “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.”
In honour of Patrick Stewart becoming Sir Patrick Stewart I have embedded a hilarious clip of his appearance on Extras alongside Ricky Gervais.