Sir Patrick Stewart has youthfully marked his 82nd birthday on Wednesday, July 13, with a song-filled horse ride.
The Star Trek veteran delighted fans as he took to Instagram to share a video of himself performing a rendition of Don’t Fence Me In while donning a straw hat and cowboy boots as he rode through the countryside while taking in the sunny weather.
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Stewart paired his hat and boots with a khaki shirt and jeans, donning a pair of black leather gloves to complete his equestrian-style look.
Stewart was enjoying the sunny countryside with his beloved wife Sunny Ozell who he had met back in 2018 while filming Macbeth at Brooklyn Academy of Music. The pair tied the knot in 2013.
He captioned the wholesome video: “Hey! This is 82!”
The sweet birthday video was met with numerous messages from the actor’s fans, who shared their well wishes for his 82nd birthday.
“From a fellow birthday boy who turned 40 to another. Happy birthday, Sir,” commented one user.
“Happy Birthday, best wishes and enjoy life, and thank you for all your great performances.”
“I love them all, be it fighting the Borg, meeting the ghosts of Christmas, reading sonnets in Covid-time and so much more outstanding work,” another wrote.
“We have the same birthday, 7/13. I used to love watching Star Trek with my dad as a kid, so I felt really proud around age six when I found out I had the same birthday as the actor of Captain Picard. I just turned 35 and never thought I’d have a way to send a casual message to say happy birthday to you on our shared day. Thank you for all the joy you’ve shared!” added another.
— Star Trek on Paramount+ (@StarTrekOnPPlus) July 13, 2022
Born July 13, 1940, Stewart has enjoyed a career spanning seven decades in various stage productions, television, film and even video games.
He has been nominated for Olivier, Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild Awards and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996. In 2010, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to drama.
Stewarts’s most prominent films include several appearances as Professor X in the X-Men films (2000-2009), Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994), Captain Ahab in the USA Network series Moby Dick (1998), and Ebenezer Scrooge in TNT’s A Christmas Carol (1999).