26 Reasons To Love Patrick Stewart

As if you didn’t already.

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


2. He’s not afraid to be goofy.

3. He’s an accomplished hype man.

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.

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

Patrick Stewart


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

6. He’s a dork.

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

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

8. And wonderfully modest.

9. He takes his Star Fleet duties seriously.

10. And participates in fan chat.

11. But he knows where to draw the line.

12. Just leaving this GIF here.

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

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

15. There’s that whole Shakespearean actor thing.

Stewart has been with the Royal Shakespeare Company since 1966.

16. He keeps his old friends close.

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

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

17. While making new ones.

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

18. He’s experienced.

19. He’s a skilled photobomber.

20. He doesn’t take himself too seriously.

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

22. He does Dickensian pomp like nobody else.

As Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.

23. But also looks good on a horse.

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

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

25. A man for all seasons.

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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