He is an acclaimed Shakespearean actor who was knighted by the Queen for his services to the theatre. But there is nothing stuffy or elitist about Sir Patrick Stewart.
The actor known for his stage and screen work is to provide the voice of Poop, a pile of excrement, in the animated The Emoji Movie.
“People have an impression of who Patrick Stewart is based on the characters that I play, most particularly Jean-Luc Picard and Charles Xavier, and I know him to be very different," the 76-year-old actor told me.
The plot follows an emoji born with multiple expressions who goes on an adventure in a teenager’s phone although the omens for it are not good: a teaser trailer was recently released to largely negative feedback online
A lifelong supporter of Huddersfield Town football club, Sir Patrick will also return as Charles Xavier in the X-Men spin-off Logan, which is due out soon.