To describe someone as “the best actor in TNG” obviously falls into the category of damning with faint praise. 😉

What prompted my previous post was going to see Waiting for Godot on Wednesday, this production has a very impressive cast list: Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Ronald Pickup and Simon Callow. And it struck me that Patrick Stewart looked a little uncomfortable and stiff, in particular with the physical comedy aspects of the production.

Basically, what Linnie said.

I would sit down and watch Patrick Stewart in almost anything (but I gave up on Eleventh Hour after one episode ‘cos it was just dull) but there’s a certain type of part he does very, very well and outside of that he’s still good but not the greatest.

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  1. I’ve been trying to come up with a witty and intelligent response but I’m failing misserably. I’ve absolutely no problem with the idea that he could be better at some roles than others. A bit of specialisation never hurt anyone (in fact I’d say it was a good thing in most jobs). Sometimes I think some actors (especially ones who don’t seem to have a problem getting work) make too much of a thing about worrying about type casting.

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