Although Patrick Stewart is best known to we Nerds as Charles Xavier, Jean-Luc Picard and various voices on American Dad, it would appear there is much more to the man.
He has been vocal for some time about the violence his father committed against his mother when he was a child and the work he does with charities to make this a thing of the past. But in Texas, at Comicpalooza two weeks ago, he was taking questions from the audience – no doubt mostly about his acting career – when one brave individual, Heather Skye, asked him about his past. His response was passionate, honest and inspiring.
We salute you, Patrick Stewart, and you too Heather, it’s a cause worth standing for.
Here’s the video of his response: