Patrick Stewart calls Yorkshire Tea ad a 'career highlight'

CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 23: Patrick Stewart onstage during the Long-term Creative Effectiveness - Building Fandoms With the Star Trek Franchise session at the Debussy Theatre, Cannes Lions 2022: Day Four on June 23, 2022 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Cannes Lions)
Patrick Stewart has called starring in a Yorkshire Tea advert a 'career highlight'. (Getty Images for Cannes Lions)

Sir Patrick Stewart has said that making an advert for Yorkshire Tea was a 'career highlight'.

The acclaimed film, stage and TV actor recently shared a clip of an ad for the tea company where he stars as an employee.

In the ad, Yorkshire Tea are holding a leaving party for a member of staff with Stewart then appearing to deliver a Shakespearian leaving speech.

He says: "Ah, Tina. The void so hollow that you shall leave. The emptiness felt within these walls where only the soft weeping of the forgotten river berates.

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Shall we not hear again, chanting echoes of your laughter, or the sweet rasp of your stapler. We must, and will, continue. Our love, our dreams, our wishes, ride with you, fair Tina."

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 10: EP/Actor Patrick Stewart speaks onstage during CBS Studios' 'Star Trek: Picard' panel during Deadline Contenders Television at Paramount Studios on April 10, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Deadline Hollywood )
Patrick Stewart is renowned for his portrayal of Captain Picard in Star Trek. (Getty Images for Deadline Hollywood )

Stewart then switches to a Yorkshire accent to say: “And we're having a pint at The Dog and Trumpet after work. Apparently, there's a tab behind the bar.”

The X-Men actor commented on the clip on Twitter, writing: “Career highlight for one of Yorkshire's own. Thank you @YorkshireTea for having me for a proppa cuppa.”

In a lengthy career that began in the 1950's Stewart has become one of the UK's most treasured actors but is perhaps best known for his roles as Professor X in X-Men and Captain Picard in various Star Trek TV shows and films.

Patrick Stewart in 2000 superhero movie 'X-Men'. (Credit: Fox/Disney)
Patrick Stewart in 2000 superhero movie X-Men. (Fox/Disney)

Some of his other notable screen roles include David Lynch's adaptation of Dune, the TV show Blunt Talk and Excalibur.

Stewart has received the most acclaim for his work on the stage, in particular his interpretations of various Shakespeare characters such as Hamlet, Othello and Macbeth.

Stewart hasn't performed on stage since 2016 where he appeared in a production of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land.

Watch below: Sir Patrick Stewart stars in ad for Yorkshire Tea