That's SIR Captain Picard, if you please!

Patrick Stewart to be knighted.

Properly, I believe it would be Captain Sir Jean-Luc.

I have a picture from the rehearsal.

“Make it so.”
“Aye, Sir sir!”

Good for him! I’d been wondering when they were going to get around to knighting the man.

I’ll see your nitpick, and raise it with the observation that a Frenchman would presumably be an honorary knight, and thus not customarily entitled to use the style “Sir”. Cf. Bill Gates KBE (honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire).

Good for him. He’s a fine actor (and in the absence of other evidence, a decent human being).

For your perusal, some of Patrick Stewart’s better work. :smiley:

So we don’t call him Sir? How about, Yo, Knight Boy?

That’s hilarious! “You’re not married, you haven’t got a girlfriend, and you don’t watch Star Trek… Good Lord!” :smiley:

Given all the monarchs he’s played, I think we could just give him an upgrade. After all, it’s good to be the king.

And then there’s this one. :smiley:

If we’re posting Picard videos, you can’t leave out the Picard Song

Both the Stewart and the Radcliffe clips are fantastic. God, I love British humor… Thanks for brightening my mood. :smiley:

Delivered with impeccable timing!!!

I’ll raise you the important point that Bill Gates KBE is an American citizen, and America treats such matters as purely honorary. What is TSD on French practice?

The same, according to this (pdf); “As a French citizen, Forgeard will not be referred to as “Sir Noel”, but is entitled to put the letters KBE after his name.”

Of course, whether the custom is still the same in the Federation is another debate…

I could have sworn he’d already been knighted. He certainly deserves it. Hot, funny, talented. A king among men.

Well, there’s nothing to stop a foreigner calling himself Sir Bill or whatever, it’s just a question of whether he wishes to observe the custom. It’s not like even a British citizen gets any tangible benefit or change in legal status by being made a knight or dame. I could believe that it would actually be illegal for a Brit to declare himself a member of an established order such as the OBE, but that’s about it. I’m British, but AFAIK there’s no law preventing me from declaring that I am Sir Ximenean, Knight of the Order of the Jedi.

Is knighting actors an innovation of Elizabeth II or was it ever done before?

Laurence Olivier was knighted in 1947 by George VI, so this goes back at least a little ways before Elizabeth II.