It’s official, Patrick Stewart is now Sir Patrick Stewart.
As reported by TrekToday several weeks ago, Stewart, best-known to Star Trek fans for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, was on the New Year’s Honours list to be knighted for his services to drama.
“I am very proud to receive this honor,” said Stewart. “The theatre is and has always been my great joy. In particular the past six years have given me acting opportunities that at one time I could not have imagined possible.”
“This is an honor that embraces those actors, directors and creative teams who have in these recent years helped fill my life with inspiration, companionship and sheer fun.”
According to Palace sources, the Queen is a “huge fan” of the sixty-nine-year old actor.