Move over Ireland/Guinness/Jameson/Novelty hats*, because there’s a new holiday in town, and it’s been made in honour of none other than Sir Patrick Stewart (other aliases include Captain Picard, Charles Xavier, P. Stewey, King Richard and Gandalf’s best mate). One can wax lyrical about this great man all the damn day long, but let’s save that for tomorrow’s International Saint Sir Patrick’s Day and focus now on some of the legend’s finest moments.
(*Notice how snakes weren’t listed, reason being that they (allegedly) moved on a long time ago thanks to Saint Paddy and his hurley stick.)
First up, here’s a video that Saint Sir Pat was good enough to put up on the tubes, just for you. Imagine that; world class actor, busiest man in the business, and yet so generous that he’ll put up lessons FOR FREE that equate to roughly 3-4 years worth of RADA tuition.
Beautiful. Pat Stew is also partial to a good old trek now and then, but not just the of the outdoor rambling variety. He played Jean Luc Picard for years, eventually coming to embody the Star Trek franchise and serving as a paragon of humanitarianism for all to aspire to. When he heard about JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek reboot, he wasn’t exactly thrilled, but he decided to give it a chance. Little known fact: Sir Patrick Stewart can watch films fast-forwarded at lightspeed and take in them in less than two seconds. Here he is watching the two Abrams Star Trek movies back to back.
Should we ever come under alien assault, President Obama has personally selected Sir Patrick as Earth’s representative. This is comforting. Moreover, he’s gonna be around for an awful long time, so we can rest easy for at least another eighty years. Here’s the proof.
Now, have a look at this marvellous picture of his favourite Halloween costume.
And now his second favourite…
S.S.P.T is the King of the Geeks. Not only has he been involved with the some of the biggest science-fiction motion picture projects in history, he’s also got stuck into the video game scene too. Here’s him doing acting INSIDE of a computer for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
‘He’s in an RPG game? What a loser!’ That’s what some some of you are thinking, and don’t deny it. Well, if he’s really such a nerd, could he do this??
Anyway, as was previously mentioned, he has an ongoing bromance with fellow X men/ Waiting for Godot co-star Ian McKellen, which is a source of more internet joy than a million cat memes. Have a look at this collection of pictures, which provide just a glimpse into the kinds of hilarious shenanigans these two titans of thespianism get up to when they’re not making the best films in the world.
Truly inspirational. Well, there’s not much more to be said here – all we can do is bask in Sir Patrick’s warmth and acting ability -the latter of which is a mine of bottomless prospects- and go out and get smashed. Oh, and if you’re reading this Saint Sir Pat, please bring Waiting for Godot to London’s West End. Same goes for you, Sir McKellen (he gets to be a wizard AND a knight!)
If you ever happen to spy Saint Sir Patrick in the street, leave him be. There is nothing you can do to impress him, perturb him or even mildly interest him; he’s already seen everything. EVERYTHING.