Sir Patrick Stewart humbly says he would never compare his activism to the work carried out by his good friend Sir Ian McKellen.
But the 78-year-old’s decision to quit the Labour Party is just the latest public stand taken by the Hollywood actor across a wide range of issues.
From left-wing politics to domestic violence, Sir Patrick’s views have been shaped from personal experience from an early age.
And as he prepares to reprise the role of Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek television series, the veteran actor sees it as another chance for one of his most famous characters to explore the latest social issues of the day.
“During these past years, it has been humbling to hear many stories about…