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PATRICK STEWART (Professor Charles Xavier) reprises his role as the wheelchair-bound mentor of the X-Men, and the world's most powerful telepath.

Stewart recently returned as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the latest installment of the phenomenally successful "Star Trek" franchise, "Star Trek: Nemesis." He is starring and producing "The Lion in the Winter," for television, and appears on the London stage in "The Master Builder."

Stewart supplied the voice of Pharaoh Seti in the animated film "The Prince of Egypt" and as the voice of King Goobot in Nickelodeon Movies' highly successful computer animated film "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius."

His many film credits include "Jeffrey," "Hedda," "Dune," "Excalibur," "L.A. Story," "Death Train," "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," "Gunmen," "Masterminds," "The Pagemaster," "The Conspiracy Theory," "Safe House" and "Doc Savage."

Stewart originated the role of Captain Picard in the hit television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation," which aired from 1988 to 1994. The role earned him Best Actor nominations from the American TV Awards and the Screen Actors Guild. He also directed several episodes of the series, including "A Fistful of Datas," which won an Emmy® Award.

Stewart earned a Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination for his portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge in TNT's "A Christmas Carol," which he produced with Robert Halmi for Hallmark Entertainment. Also for TNT, Stewart played the title role in "King of Texas," an updated version of Shakespeare's classic "King Lear," set during the Mexican revolt of the mid-1800s. Stewart also co-produced "King of Texas" with Hallmark.

He was honored with Emmy and Golden Globe® nominations for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series or Miniseries for his role as Captain Ahab in USA Network's "Moby Dick," which also starred Gregory Peck and Henry Thomas.

Stewart's television credits include the title role of "The Canterville Ghost" for ABC and Hallmark Hall of Fame, TNT's "In Search of Dr. Seuss," and Fox's animated series "The Simpsons." He has also hosted several documentary series, including "The Shape of the World" on PBS, and TNT's "MGM: When the Lion Roars," a six-part series on the history of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

For the BBC, Stewart has been seen in the acclaimed miniseries "I, Claudius," "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and "Smiley's People." He also portrayed Salieri in "The Mozart Inquest," Oedipus in "Oedipus Rex," and Reverend Anderson in "The Devil's Disciple."

In the summer of 2000, Stewart starred in the Broadway production of Arthur Miller's Tony®-nominated play "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan" and in 1998 he played "Othello" at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. In 1996, in honor of his work in the theater, Stewart received the prestigious Will Award from The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. The award is given annually to an individual who makes "a significant contribution to classical theatre in America."

In the same year, Stewart brought "A Christmas Carol," his award-winning adaptation of Di

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