June 2010 Archives
Patrick Stewart has honoured his former English teacher for setting him on the path to acting, as he was knighted by the Queen.
The star of stage and screen said without Cecil Dormand encouragement to perform, he would never be where he was today.
Sir Patrick, 69, said: "Because he was the one that put a copy of Shakespeare in my hand, he was the one who told me it was a play and not a dramatic poem, he was the one who said 'now get up on your feet and perform, this is a play, it's life'.
The finishing touches are being made to a new exhibition opening in the capital this week.