English actor Sir Patrick Stewart is famous all around the globe for playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series.
He is also, of course, a prolific theatre actor; in fact he began his career with a long run with the Royal Shakespeare Company, receiving the 1979 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a supporting role for his performance in Antony and Cleopatra in the West End, and subsequently appeared in more than 60 productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Notable Shakesperian roles include Macbeth, Prospero in The Tempest and the title role in a race-bending production of Othello (as a white Othello with an otherwise all-black cast).
Stewart is also well-known for having one of the best voices in the business.
And now you can get to hear his voice every day, as he has decided to read one of William Shakespeare’s sonnet on Twitter each day from his home.
Here is today’s offering – Sonnet 12. Enjoy.