|Also Known As:||Sir Patrick Stewart|
|Medium:||Film, Television, Stage|
|Official Website(s):||@SirPatStew on twitter|
|On Fanlore:||Related pages|
Patrick Stewart is a British actor, probably best known to fans for playing Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Picard, and Charles Xavier in the X-Men Films. The actor has also done Shakespearian stage plays and is sometimes recognized for his activism and op-ed writings.
His friendship with Ian McKellen is sometimes the subject of celebrity gossip due to their public displays of platonic affection, including kissing. There is some fannish carryover in the RPF pairing of Ian McKellen/Patrick Stewart.
Reactions to Fandom
During a Newsweek interview, Stewart responded to an interviewer calling Trekkies weird.
"How many do you know personally? You couldn’t be more wrong. Here’s the thing: if you say the fans are weird, that means there is something essentially weird about the show, and there is nothing weird about it. I’m very passionate when people like you snigger."
Although there is a great deal of fannish activity related to Patrick Stewart, there are few recent examples of RPF fanfiction of Stewart. Stewart is often shipped with Ian McKellen, or features as a secondary character in Michael Fassbender/James McAvoy fanfiction.
- Cross My Heart by Crazycatlady90 -- example of Stewart as a secondary character in a Fassbender/McAvoy fic.
- One fan created a Patrick Stewart Coloring Book.
Fanclubs and Communities
- The Patrick Stewart Network (see also: Patrick Stewart Research Library)
- The International Audience Alliance for Patrick Stewart
- Patrick Stewart Estrogen Brigade (mailing list)
- Fuck Yeah Sir Patrick Stewart on tumblr
- Trekmovie.com: Patrick Stewart Defends Trekkies (Accessed June 6, 2020)