via Sci Fi Wire

As we reported a while back, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Patrick Stewart will be knighted as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year honors list. That makes him Sir Patrick.


Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, meanwhile, also becomes a knight under a separate honors list in New Zealand, the Associated Press reported:

“This is an honor that embraces those actors, directors and creative teams who have in these recent years helped fill my life with inspiration, companionship and sheer fun,” said 69-year-old Stewart, who recently returned to the British stage following a long career in Hollywood that included playing Professor Charles Xavier in three “X-Men” films. …”

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I am so happy about Patrick Stewart! Other than Jean-Luc Picard, he was a Shakespearean actor who deserves respect. And it seem only fitting to have the person behind Lord of the Rings knighted.

Do you think actors should be knighted? What do you think about these two?