Just check out the intensity in her face as she goes toe-to-toe with Hugh Jackman.
"I loved shifting from character to character, type to type, emotion to emotion." - Patrick Stewart on His Early Acting Career
“It’s always for me been about performance and trying to produce the unexpected.” – Patrick Stewart on Acting
Two of the coolest guys around, Hugh Jackman and Peter Dinklage, did a Tumblr chat while they were making the rounds of X-Men: Days of Future Past promotion. In the video, they get asked questions by fans and cast members (Patrick Stewart, Ellen Page and more) and it’s a bunch of fun to watch. Check it out!
20th Century FOX should just give the keys to their X-Kingdom to Bryan Singer. Let him do whatever he wants with the series because clearly he’s the only one who can put mutants on film with any success. With the first X-Men and the terrific X2, he showed what he could do with these characters. Then the reigns were given to Brett Ratner who almost drove the franchise into the ground with his pathetic X3. Thankfully, the studio decided to re-boot the series with X-Men: First Class. Matthew Vaughn‘s film halfway there; casting the three leads (James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender ... Read more
The summer blockbuster season is here and one of the most eagerly anticipated films is X-Men: Days of Future Past. James McAvoy, who plays the young version of Professor Xavier, talked about what it is like to be a part of a huge franchise and to share a role with Patrick Stewart to Good Morning America. When X-Men: First Class was cast, McAvoy had some wrong assumptions on how his character would look based off of Stewart’s bald head. He shared, “I had showed up on the first day of X-Men: First Class, and I had shaved my head because ... Read more
Big-name brands spend millions of dollars a year on advertising. But when it comes to promoting a Broadway show, two old actors in bowler hats taking funny photos creates the type of publicity that money can’t buy. Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen masterfully used social media to promote their Broadway plays No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot. As the pair has documented “Sir Ian & Sir Patrick’s Excellent Adventures” all over New York on Twitter, they have been racking up incredible social media numbers that would drop the jaw of any advertising executive. Adweek used an app ... Read more
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, “X-Men: First Class,” in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future. Director: Bryan Singer Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage and Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Evan Peters, Omar Sy
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past — to save our future.
As if Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart weren’t busy enough taking hilarious photos together around New York City and starring in two plays on Broadway, Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land, they dropped in on the New York Daily News offices to answer fans’ questions. If you missed the chat, you still have the opportunity to ask the pair questions in person during the scheduled talkbacks after each Thursday performance of No Man’s Land in February (you can see our coverage of the first talkbak here). Below are some highlights from the chat: What are your pre-show rituals before ... Read more
As if anyone needed more excuses to see Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart performing No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot in repertory at the Cort Theatre on Broadway (the production has once again extended through March 30), the cast is doing talkbacks after select performances of No Man’s Land. Whether you’re a regular theatergoer or you’re like the guy in front of me who Googled “talkback” on his phone to find out what the heck was going on after the show, it’s impossible not to enjoy hearing four great actors and the production’s director talk informally about their ... Read more
While not every professional actor is a good source of advice (just trust me on that), an actor as respected as Ian McKellen ought to have at least one or two pieces of good advice to pass along to aspiring actors. During a rare break from acting in his current double bill of Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land on Broadway and taking goofy photos all over New York City with co-star and dear friend Patrick Stewart, McKellen spoke to Men’s Journal Magazine and shared some advice on acting, handling fame and criticism, and what Shakespeare plays he thinks ... Read more
Though Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are obviously the stars of the productions of Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land now on Broadway, even those two can’t play all the roles themselves (thought who wouldn’t like to see them try?) One of the other actors involved is Shuler Hensley, who spoke to NJ.com about taking a role in such a high-profile and challenging production. Hensley admits that when his friends asked him if it possible to do both plays in the same day, he honestly didn’t know if he could pull it off. He points out, “It’s the same ... Read more
I’m not one to assume that so-and-so actor is awesome in “real life,” but when it comes to a guy like Patrick Stewart exceptions must be made. Though Stewart has always been a fan favorite since starring as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation, his popularity has exploded over the last dozen years as not only Professor Xavier in the X-Men movie franchise but being an all-around interesting guy. Just in the last few weeks he and his colleague/friend Ian McKellen have starred together on Broadway, performing Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land in repertoire, and while ... Read more
Seems like the autographed photo I have from Sylvester Stallone is a lot more valuable than I thought… Stallone made a rare New York Comic-Con appearance to promote his upcoming film Escape Plan (which co-stars fellow 80s action movie icon Arnold Schwarzenegger) and while there decided to do what many stars and former stars appearing at conventions do: sign autographs for a fee. Unlike other stars, Stallone charged a whopping $395 per autograph and $445 for a photo with the Rocky and Rambo star, according to Gawker. In Stallone’s defense, the fee was likely set by the memorabilia company that ... Read more
Patrick Stewart tweeted this picture he took with Ian McKellen and Elmo last Friday and everything about it is all kinds of wonderful. Give it a second to load! Elmo! #gogodididonyc @TwoPlaysInRep pic.twitter.com/1NUvjFpyet — Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) September 13, 2013
Tony Award winners Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley will join Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in the limited season repertoire of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will star on Broadway in a limited season repertoire of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot this fall.
There is a warning for strong language so if you're at work or near kids, you might want to wear your headphones. It's a little over 6 minutes long and stars Patrick Stewart... so why not check it out!
To keep his voice in perfect condition, he's stopped eating dairy and talking on the phone.