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Sir Jean Luc Picard

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by alexd, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member


    Actor Patrick Stewart recalled how a former teacher set him on the path to his career after being knighted Wednesday by the Queen.

    The star who played Capt. Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: the Next Generation, also has a long pedigree as a stage actor.

    He called his knighting "an unlooked-for honour."

    Stewart recalled his childhood heroes — Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Alec Guinness — all greats of British theatre.

    "The knights of the theatre represented to me not only the pinnacle of the profession but the esteem in which the profession was held," he said.

    "And now to find myself, to my astonishment, in that company is the grandest thing that has professionally happened to me."

    The 69-year-old actor said it was his English teacher Cecil Dormand who first encouraged him to consider acting as a profession.

    "He was the one that put a copy of Shakespeare in my hand [and] said, 'Now get up on your feet and perform,'" Stewart said.

    "Although many people in my life have had great influence on me, without this man none of it would have happened."

    Dormand had the seat of honour beside Stewart at a dinner to celebrate his knighthood on Wednesday.

    Yorkshire-born Stewart was classically trained and spent more than 20 years as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company before starring in Star Trek and the X-Men films.

    He will chair a jury and speak at the Edinburgh Film Festival later this month.

    Read more: CBC News - Television - Star Trek actor Stewart knighted
  2. solacevip

    solacevip TRIBE Promoter

    Best news I've read all day.
  3. Polymorph

    Polymorph TRIBE Member

    Him and Sir Ian McLellan.

    best thing about X-Men. best thing about acting. period.
  4. NemIsis

    NemIsis TRIBE Member

    Awesome :)
  5. Persephone

    Persephone TRIBE Member

    wow, the queen really dressed up for this knighting ceremony.

    What is she wearing? A clean, long-sleeved muumuu?
  6. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    That is a special knighting muumuu!
  7. Dirty Girl

    Dirty Girl TRIBE Member

    you dont speak of the Queen like that, off with your head!!!
  8. She's wearing the latest in proper Romulan formal attire.

    FFS, she could have at least used a light sabre or something. Accessorize properly your royal worship!
  9. deevah

    deevah TRIBE Member

  10. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

    <taps queen on shoulder> make it so, number one!

    I like this, too.
  11. djfear

    djfear TRIBE Member


  12. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    YES !

    amazing news.

  13. Klubmasta Will

    Klubmasta Will TRIBE Member

  14. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

  15. Beings

    Beings TRIBE Member

    This isnt starwars, give her the batleth.
  16. See? Looks way better.

    The Batleth would only work if you klingoned her royal worship.
  17. Krackajak

    Krackajak TRIBE Member


  18. nikki.classics

    nikki.classics TRIBE Member

    YES! Goddammit yes!
  19. Thunder

    Thunder TRIBE Member

    lol nice thread.
  20. SirDude

    SirDude TRIBE Member

  21. Wiseman

    Wiseman TRIBE Member




  22. -Rudebwoy_Chin-

    -Rudebwoy_Chin- TRIBE Member

  23. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    the queen with a batleth!!! Ha!

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