From Captain to Knight

Thursday, June 3, 2010

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I love my friends who tag me onto cool news I might have missed.

Patrick Stewart, well known for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise D, was just knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday, according to the Huffington Post. What a charming smile he has, holding up that medal. The Internet Movie Database has even already added in that he is "aka Sir Patrick Stewart."

He is an amazing actor even outside his role in ST:NG. I love how he fills the role of Sir Simon de Canterville in The Canterville Ghost. I don't care how different the movie is from Oscar Wilde's original story; the adaptation was/is special to me. Even though I was never the rebellious teen, I loved the interaction between Virginia and Sir Simon and how they changed and helped each other. Very heartwarming. It was also the first time I'd seen him doing any Shakespeare outside of ST, even though I knew he'd been doing Shakespeare long before he took on the role as Captain Picard.

If you want to see even more films he's been in, check out his listing on Oh heavens! I just spotted in his filmography that there is a fantasy-esque version of Romeo and Juliet (indoor gnomes vs outdoor gnomes) in post-production: Gnomeo and Juliet. Ahahahahahaha! No idea yet what character he'll be voicing, but so far the potential cast looks fantastic. (Dame Maggie Smith, woohoo!) I'll be watching for the preview on that.


DL Hammons said...

He was GREAT as 'Scrooge' in A Christmas Carol as well!

Brad said...

He is a brilliant actor, and even if Star Trek had never come along, he would still be one of my favorites.
Captain Ahab in "Moby Dick" was a personal favorite. I've seen better adaptations of the novel, but never a better Ahab.

Jaleh D said...

I really need to watch more of his movies. I've never seen him in Moby Dick or A Christmas Carol.

Brad said...

He is truly excellent in both.

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