Birth Name: Patrick Stewart
Birth Place: Mirfield, England, GB
Born on July 13, 1940 in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, England, Stewart was raised by his father, Alfred, a Regimental Sergeant Major in the British Army who served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, and his mother, Gladys, a textile worker. Having performed in town pageants at a young age, Stewart was encouraged by his grade school English teacher, Cecil Dormand, to read and perform Shakespeare. When he was 12, he was recruited by Dormand to join a residential drama course, even though he had to lie about his age - the minimum was 14 - while later learning that his teacher paid for the course when his parents could not. It was at this course that Stewart met former actress and Peggy...
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