Patrick Stewart will reportedly be made a knight in the New Year's Honours List.
The Star Trek legend will be honoured for his services to drama, in a film and television career which has spanned 50 years.
According to The Mirror, sources at Buckingham Palace claim that the Queen is an admirer of the 69-year-old star.
"He is a man at the very top of his trade who has mastered both popular TV and classic roles," a source said.
Stewart, who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, is most widely known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men films.
Source: Digital spy
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