On June 14, 2020, several actors from Star Trek: The Next Generation gathered around the pool with protective masks on their faces to celebrate the 80th birthday of the legendary Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard).
Surrounding the birthday boy are actors Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Marina Sirtis (Commander Deanna Troi), Gates McFadden (Doctor Beverly Crusher), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data/Lore), and Levar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge). Executive Producer Rick Berman was also present on this happy day.
— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) July 14, 2020
— Rick Berman (@berman_rick) July 14, 2020
In a wonderful coincidence, Sir Patrick’s 80th reading of Shakespeare’s sonnets occurred the eve on his 80th birthday.
Sir Ian McKellan stepped in for a “guest sonnet” while Sir Patrick was celebrating his birthday.
Sunny and my team took over for my birthday and arranged this gift for today’s reading: Sonnet 81 by Ian McKellen. Thank you, dear Ian.
Gates McFadden composed her own lovely sonnet to Sir Patrick.
— Gates McFadden (@gates_mcfadden) July 13, 2020
Levar Burton posted a beautiful picture of himself and Sir Patrick.
Happy Birthday, Patrick! You are and always will be, in my estimation, as cool as cucumber soup.
This morning’s bedhead wishes @sirpatstew a very happy birthday.