Patrick Stewart Gets Knighted
Posted on Thu Jun 3, 2010 08:05 AM PDT

patrickstewart200.jpgWESTMINSTER, London (X17online) - The Queen of Buckingham Palace has knighted actor Sir Patrick Stewart.

During the knighting ceremony, the 69-year-old actor paid tribute to a former English teacher saying, "Although many people in my life have had great influence on me, without this man none of it would have happened."

The X-Men actor added, "He was the one that put a copy of Shakespeare in my hand [and] said, 'Now get up on your feet and perform'."

Stewart, who is a classically trained actor, is also known for his role in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He has also recently graced the London stage in Waiting for Godot with Sir Ian McKellen.

Courtesy: FOX