Stewart Receives Local Lifetime Achievement Award

By Chris Wales
November 5, 2004 - 3:15 AM

He's the star of multiple Hollywood blockbuster films, captained the world's most famous spaceship and former winner of world's sexiest man – now he will earn the highest honour his home can bestow.

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner reported that Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) will be returning to his Yorkshire roots on Tuesday November 16th to be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Examiner's Community Awards. This is the highest award they can bestow.

"Patrick has become an exceptionally well-respected actor all over the world, yet still has an incredible fondness for his home town and does everything he can to support it," said editor Roy Wright. "That's why we feel he thoroughly deserves this tribute at the community awards."

Stewart was born in the small town of Mirfield, but Huddersfield was the closest town centre of size to him and he has long identified with the club, not least by being an avid supporter of Huddersfield Town Football Club. He has made a number of trips both back to the town and the area in general. On Tuesday November 15th, he will also be made Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, a largely ceremonial but distinguished role.

Tickets for the event, to be held at Huddersfield's Galpharm stadium, are on sale now priced at £17. For more information, the original article can be found at The Huddersfield Daily Examiner..

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