Patrick Stewart Speaker Profile:
Patrick Stewart is one of the most acclaimed performers working today. His career includes numerous and varied roles on both stage and screen.
An internationally respected actor known for successfully bridging the gap between the theatrical world of the Shakespearean stage and contemporary film and television, Stewart continues to demonstrate his versatility with a wide range of projects.
On television, Stewart originated the role of ‘Jean-Luc Picard’ in the hit series Star Trek: The Next Generation which aired from 1988 to 1994; this role earned him Best Actor nominations from the American TV Awards and the Screen Actors Guild. In addition to his starring role, he also directed several episodes, one of which received an Emmy. Stewart reprised the role of ‘Jean-Luc Picard’ for Paramount Pictures in the motion pictures Star Trek: Generations , Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection.
Stewart earned both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for “Best Actor in a Dramatic Series or MiniSeries” for his role as ‘Captain Ahab’ in the USA network’s Moby Dick, opposite Gregory Peck and Henry Thomas. The $18 million epic mini-series was filmed on location in Australia and set a ratings record for the network.
In 1998, Stewart received critical notice for his portrayal in the title role of “Othello” at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC. Jude Kelly directed Stewart along with an otherwise all-Black cast in a ‘photo-negative production’ which took a bold, new look at the play. Stewart’s performance was praised in the New York Times as “never anything less than uncanny in his psychological portrait: it’s like watching an autopsy on human feeling.”
In December of 1996, Stewart brought “A Christmas Carol,” his award-winning adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, to an exclusive engagement at the Doolittle Theatre. Stewart first performed this acclaimed one-man show for Broadway audiences in 1991, playing over 40 characters and earning him a Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performer. This marked his first return to the New York stage since 1971, when he appeared in the now legendary Peter Brook production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” When Stewart presented “A ChristmasCarol” at London’s Old Victorian Theatre he received an Olivier Award nomination as Best Actor and the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment.
Stewart’s additional film credits include the film adaptation of Paul Rudnick’s play, Jeffrey, Lady Jane, Excalibur, LA Story, Death Train, Robin Hood: Men In Tights, Gunmen, Masterminds, The Pagemaster,” Conspiracy Theory, Safe House and Dad Savage. He also lent his voice to the character, ‘Seti,’ in Dreamwork’s hit animated feature film, Prince of Egypt.
Other television roles include the title role of The Canterville Ghost for ABC and The Hallmark Hall of Fame, TNT’s In Search of Dr. Seuss, FOX’s animated series The Simpsons, as well as hosting several documentary series including The Shape of the World on PBS and TNT’s MGM: When the Lion Roars, a six-part series on the history of Metro-Goldwyn Mayer.
For the BBC, Stewart has been seen in the acclaimed miniseries, I, Claudius, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, and Smiley’s People. He has also portrayed Salieri in The Mozart Inquest, Oedipus in Oedipus Rex, and Rev. Anderson in The Devil’s Disciple.
Stewart is an Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, having been made an Associate Artist in 1967. With the RSC he has played such roles as King John, Shylock, Henry IV, Cassius, Titus Andronicus, Oberon, Leontes, Enobarbus, Touchstone and Launce. He has also starred in many contemporary works with the RSC, including premiere productions by Tom Stoppard, Edward Bond, Howard Barker and David Rudkin. In 1986, he played the title role in Peter Shaffer’s play Yonadab at the National Theater. Stewart won the Society of West End Theater (SWET) Award for his performance as Enobarbus in Peter Brook’s production of “Antony and Cleopatra” and was nominated for his Shylock in “The Merchant of Venice.”
For availability and speaker fees, please contact Patrick Stewart’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.
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