Ten fun facts about Patrick Stewart
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Stewart also trained as a boxer.
He lost his hair at the age of 18.
While not wealthy, Stewart had a comfortable lifestyle as an actor.
He was named as the next Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre based at St Catherine's College, Oxford in January 2007.Fact 5
In 2008, Stewart played King Claudius in Hamlet alongside David Tennant. He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for the part.Fact 6
In January 1967, he made his debut TV appearance on Coronation Street as a Fire Officer.Fact 7
He is most widely known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its successor films, as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series, and for his prolific stage roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company.Fact 8
In 1993, TV Guide named him the best dramatic television actor of the 1980s, and television's sexiest man in the previous year.Fact 9
In 1951, aged 11, he entered Mirfield Secondary Modern School, where he continued to study drama.Fact 10
At age 15, Stewart left school and increased his participation in local theater.
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