Make it Sir: Star Trek's Patrick Stewart to be knighted

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Patrick Stewart—Star Trek's Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and X-Men's Charles Xavier—will be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, according to a report in the British newspaper the Mirror.

In addition to appearing in films, Stewart has been spending much of the last decade performing on the British stage. He is to be knighted by the queen on this year's New Year's Honours list. (The news isn't official yet; the newspaper bases its report on anonymous sources.)

Palace sources said the Queen is a huge fan of the 69-year-old, who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

If he is knighted, Stewart will join fellow X-Men star Ian McKellen.

(Thanks to TrekMovie for the heads-up and for letting us steal their headline.)

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