Patrick Stewart attends the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the Royal Opera House on November 23, 2009 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »
Actor Patrick Stewart was knighted this week by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II for 'services to drama'. The British Shakespearean actor is best known for his role in the Star Trek series as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'. Stewart is 69 years old. Actor Patrick Stewart was knighted by the Queen.
Patrick Stewart was just one of many people honored during this new years celebration. Dozens of athletes, entertainers, business executives, teachers, healthcare workers, and others were recognized for their community contributions.
Stewart was deeply honored in receiving recognition for his acting career. He told the press: This is an honour that embraces those actors, directors and creative teams who have in these recent years helped fill my life with inspiration, companionship and sheer fun