31 thoughts on “MCM: Patrick Stewart

  1. I once saw Patrick Stewart in person, in this underwear. He was performing Arthur Miller’s “A Ride Down Mount Morgan,” and the character was changing his clothes on stage. They were the male equivalent of granny pants, not at all flattering.

    As for the play, fun acting from him, not at all memorable writing from the script.

  2. A Patrick Stewart MCM is a lovely way to start my week! As for roles, I’d take Sejanus in I, Claudius for pure, sexy evil and his unusually sympathetic Claudius in Hamlet.

      1. I am so looking forward to your I, Claudius review! Stewart was great in it.

        I watched that miniseries for the first time a couple of years ago and absolutely adored it. I actually named my dog Claudius in its honor. . . .

  3. I met him at DragonCon a few years ago & had a photo made. Incredibly nice, but he’s so tiny in person! Fortunately I love petite bald men (just ask my husband!).
    That voice, though!

  4. My favorite line delivered by Sir Patrick is in the Japanese version of the movie Dune, where he goes full Shakespearean to deliver: “I go now, as an ass into the desert.”

  5. What the heck is that pleated-skirt jumper with the leather jacket? I’ll have to watch Lady Jane to see the whole thing.

    I loved him in all the period costumes in ST:TNG. I especially have a weakness for that Admiral’s outfit. I do love a man in uniform.

  6. Yessssss, an awesome MCM! Who doesn’t love Sir Patrick…great actor, sense of humor, and an all-round awesome dude from everything I’ve heard! It’s amazing how much sexier being a declared feminist can make a man (not that he’s not inherently sexy anyway). And wears period costume to well to top it off! All the exclamation points!! <3

  7. I’ve been an avid fan for a while, and saw his solo Christmas Carol. He was phenomenal. One did not doubt that he was every character, and it never seemed unbelievable.

      1. The only reason I excuse the existence of Excalibur is that it was my introduction to Helen Mirren.

  8. What makes Sir Patrick so perfect in historical costume movies is that he is willing to commit completely to whatever he is wearing. He owns his clothes as clothes, even if they happen to be Elizabethan or Roman clothes.

  9. Patrick Stewart as Robin Hood in Star Trek was part of what taught me to be a woman,

  10. I’ve watched The Fall of the Eagles and Patrick Stewart is great as Lenin. Absolutely perfect and the train station sequence is the top of everything. I’m really lazy, because I bought North and South DVDs and have not whatched it yet. I agree that he’s FABULOUS in Lady Jane, and I really like this movie. Lion in Winter for me is the 1968 vervion or nothing, I can’t stand the remake, even with Glenn Close and Patrick stewart. And I love him as Picard, I’m a trekker, so no excuses.

  11. I’m sentimental about Sejanus because that’s the first time I remember seeing him act, long before enjoying his Leondegrance. (Yes, I’m pro-Boorman.) But I’ll pretty much watch him in anything, including the entirety of “Blunt Talk.”

    He was great in the spoof of Godot on The Late Show the other night; I really wish I’d been able to see him and McKellen share the stage for that.

  12. The best MCM choice since I’ve been visiting this site! An actor with presence, with gravitas! And that voice! (I had a tape of him reading “A Christmas Carol” and doing all the parts, even ringing the bell.) And as Alys says, no matter what he’s wearing, he’s wearing clothes rather than a costume. And he looks really formidable in that Royal Navy uniform.

    I remember that when Star Trek: the Next Generation premiered, my sister called and asked if I’d seen it. “Guess who’s playing the new captain? It’s Sejanus!”

  13. An actor well worth celebrating especially this week. I was never a treckkie and not a fan of Picard so did not really appreciate what a fine actor Patrick is until I saw him in I Claudius and then as Lenin in Fall of Eagles. I have made all the family watch the scene where he walks into the room and starts eating pancakes as an example of brilliant acting. We have the earlier N&S but I am so attached to the more recent version, (despite the costume and script flaws) that I have not watched it. He was also excellent as Claudius in the stage version of Hamlet opposite David Tennant. (though not in costume sadly)

  14. Patrick Stewart. There are no words which do him justice but I nevertheless really enjoyed your International Women’s Day homage. He is a worthy choice. Excalibur is one of my favourite films of all time (it’s up there with The Duellists) and I make no apology for that. We all have to start somewhere and the “sexy”‘ quotient in that film is super high. Patrick himself, Nicholas Clay (RIP), the aforementioned Helen Mirren and the Pisky Princess Cheri Lunghi, never mind the bloke who was Merlin (whose name I have temporarily forgotten), and Charlie Boorman, who has since become Macho Motorcycle Man after his adventures with Ewan MacGregor … need I go on? And some of the costumes are beautiful – Guinevere’s metallic veil, for example. And it is set in MythLand not History-world, after all!

  15. Fantastic MCM! Hooray for Sir Patrick! I can’t help but love him best as Picard, probably because that was also my first intro to him in addition to being one of those ST nerds. I don’t really remember him from Excalibur but then I mostly only remember it for the jarring editing and being my intro to Orff’s “O Fortuna” (the goth remix of which I danced the hell out of in Toronto nightclubs in the late 90s). I liked him a lot in Lady Jane though was at the age where my eyes were mostly on Cary Elwes, lol. Loved his send-up of Connery in Men in Tights, lol! I think I must now be the only person who reads/visits/comments here who hasn’t yet seen I, Claudius but will endeavour to amend this as soon as possible; I know it’s an iconically classic production. I had no idea he was in a version of N & S but I’m so into Armitage’s performance….well……I’ll just have to check it out! I did listen to his narration of A Christmas Carol and loved it, so maybe I should give him a watch in that, too. I am unapologetically team Alastair Sim as Scrooge but should be open-minded.

  16. I have adored Patrick Stewart since STTNG rocked my teenage world. Learning over time that he’s an authentic (feminist) gentleman, and a kick ass actor in all that he does, I appreciate this choice for IWD, and the inclusion of some roles I wasn’t aware he had taken on.

  17. Jonathan Frakes was supposed to be the sex symbol on TNG but female viewers proved more discerning.

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