Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:52:35 GMT | By Tom Phillips
Star Trek actors: where are they now?

Sir Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart (© SNAP/Rex Features | REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski)
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Then: Stewart played Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the intellectual and mostly non-alien-lady-sexing captain of the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation and subsequent films.

Where is he now? Already a respected stage actor when he took the role in Star Trek, Stewart's stature has only grown since his time on Star Trek. On film, he became known to an even larger audience through his role as Professor X/Charles Xavier in the hugely successful X-Men films. On stage, meanwhile, he has given a series of critically acclaimed performances that have cemented his position as one of the finest classical actors of his generation; from his one-man-show of Dickens' A Christmas Carol (in which he played every role) to critically acclaimed Shakespearian performances in The Tempest, Anthony and Cleopatra, Macbeth and Hamlet, as well as appearing in Waiting For Godot alongside his X-Men co-star, Sir Ian McKellen. Stewart was knighted in 2010 for his services to drama.