26 Reasons To Love Patrick Stewart

As if you didn’t already.

1. Even at a young age, he knew his angles.

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2. He’s not afraid to be goofy.

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3. He’s an accomplished hype man.

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4. And cat lover.

This is Bella, a cat that Stewart adopted after it was found without owner on the set of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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5. He’ll try anything once. Yes, even… pizza.

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My first ever pizza “slice”. Please note: the authentic NY fold.

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6. He’s a dork.

Yep, that’s Professor Xavier standing under a marquee saying ‘Xavier High School’.

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7. He’s realistic about how non-Trekkies perceive him.

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8. And wonderfully modest.

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9. He takes his Star Fleet duties seriously.

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10. And participates in fan chat.

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11. But he knows where to draw the line.

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12. Just leaving this GIF here.

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13. He’s an internet superstar, having inspired this meme…

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14. As well as the world’s most popular facepalm photo.

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15. There’s that whole Shakespearean actor thing.

Stewart has been with the Royal Shakespeare Company since 1966.

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16. He keeps his old friends close.

Such as Ian McKellen, who is to officiate at Stewart’s wedding.

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Here he is with Helen Mirren. The pair have known each other for decades, having both starred in the 1981 film Excalibur.

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17. While making new ones.

Here he is in conversation with Star Trek Into Darkness star Benedict Cumberbatch.

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18. He’s experienced.

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19. He’s a skilled photobomber.

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20. He doesn’t take himself too seriously.

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21. And when a guest is on set, he always mingles with cast members.

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22. He does Dickensian pomp like nobody else.

As Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.

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23. But also looks good on a horse.

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24. He’s compassionate, kind, and outspoken.

Read more about his incredibly touching response to a fan’s question.

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25. A man for all seasons.

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26. And is quite clearly the greatest actor of his generation.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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