Stewart revealed that he had grown up in a household scarred by his father’s violence against his mother, Gladys. The police refused to help the family, telling Gladys: “Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.” Her son disagreed: “Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.” At a time when funding cuts are hurting the women’s sector and specialist provision is being cut, the actor and activist offers a simple, heartfelt message: no woman should die, and no child should live in fear, because they cannot escape a violent man.
Sir Patrick Stewart - Star Trek’s Captain Picard. In 2009.
Actors Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart - Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot.