EXCLUSIVE: Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG award nominee Sir Patrick Stewart has made it so with ICM Partners. The agency has signed the Star Trek and X-Men thesp as he prepares to return to TV in Starz’s 2015 series Blunt Talk, which he’ll star in and produce with American Dad‘s Seth Macfarlane and Jonathan Ames. The acclaimed stage and screen star, whose theater kudos include Olivier Award and Drama Desk award wins, is best known for playing the Enterprise captain Jean-Luc Picard in the Star Trek franchise. He also reprised his other iconic role of Professor Charles Xavier in this summer’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
Stewart, 74, starred earlier this year as an aging Juilliard dance professor in the Tribeca dramedy Match, which writer-director Stephen Belber adapted from his Broadway play. ICM Partners sold it to IFC in June. Stewart next appears in Mitch Davis’s comedy Stuck opposite Jon Heder and Cheryl Hines. The English thesp earned his OBE honors in 2001 and was anointed a Knight Bachelor in 2010 for his services to drama. A regular on and off Broadway, he earned plaudits last season with X-Men co-star and pal Ian McKellen for starring on Broadway in an alternating bill of No Man’s Land and Waiting For Godot. Stewart continues to be repped by Independent Talent Group in the UK and Ziffren Brittenham, and has also signed with Anonymous Content.