Extras to X-Men: Why Sir Patrick Stewart is Captain of the UniverseApart from captaining spaceships or leading mutant battles, Sir Patrick Stewart is a king of social media, and an internet meme legend to boot. In the dark new movie Green Room, Stewart shows a side we’ve never seen before. Is there anything he can’t do?
In his latest movie role in Green Room, you’ll encounter Patrick Stewart as you’ve never seen him before. As the head of a savage neo-Nazi group, a sadistic Stewart terrorises Anton Yelchin’s punk band.
It’s a far cry from the Broadway stage or the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. But whether it’s theatre, cinema blockbusters or hilariously goofing around on social media, Patrick Stewart has shown he can throw his hand to anything and make it so…awesome.
He’s one of Britain’s finest dramatic actors
A star of stage and screen, Patrick Stewart cut his acting teeth with the Royal Shakespeare Company beginning a lifelong love affair with the playwright. He’s also earned rave reviews for Broadway and West End productions including a one-man show of A Christmas Carol, playing everyone!
He stepped into the shoes of a cult legend
It’s not easy to succeed one of TV’s most iconic characters but as Jean Luc Picard on Star Trek, Stewart rebooted the much-loved show. Star Trek: The Next Generation ran for seven seasons and spawned four movies.
He’s able to poke fun at himself
Sir Pat was one of the most memorable characters on Ricky Gervais’s hit TV series Extras. ‘I’ve seen everything.’
From one franchise to another
As Charles Xavier, Patrick Stewart is the leader of the coolest collection of heroes in cinema, the X-Men. With his powers, Professor X commands the respect of all his mutant proteges including Hugh Jackman’s hot-headed Wolverine. And with co-star Ian McKellen, he gets to team up with one of his best buds.
He’s best friends with Magneto and Gandalf
Ian McKellen performed at Patrick Stewart’s wedding and they regularly work together in stage productions. It usually involves both of them running amok on Twitter.
He’s a king of social media
As well as keeping his millions of followers informed of his latest work, Stewart’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts are full of day-to-day messing about.
He’s a GIF and Internet meme legend
Face-palming Picard has become as famous as the captain of the Starship Enterprise himself.
Still going strong
Now in his mid-70s, Patrick Stewart shows no signs of letting up. Also starring in Blunt Talk, produced by Seth McFarlane, the show follows British news host Walter Blunt as he tries to conquer America. Stewart has been doing just that on TV, cinema, and social media for decades.