Sir Patrick Stewart, who plays Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men films, says that the forthcoming Wolverine film is likely to be his last appearance in the franchise.
Filming is currently under way on The Wolverine sequel which is due for release in March next year. Speaking to our reporter Adam Fowler at the University of Huddersfield earlier, Sir Patrick said:
The as-yet-untitled Wolverine film will mark Sir Patrick Stewart's seventh appearance as the character (including cameos in the previous two films). Star Hugh Jackman has already said it will be his last outing in the titular role.
Sir Patrick went on to say that in this film, he will play a 'very different Charles Xavier... nothing like the Charles Xavier you've seen in the past'.
The actor Sir Patrick Stewart has tweeted his support for a campaign to save Huddersfield's A&E department. The Mirfield born star says the closure would be a "grave mistake."
The department's future is in doubt with plans being considered by the trust which runs hospitals in Huddersfield and Halifax.
It wants just one A&E department, which would be at Halifax not Huddersfield.
The Duke of York has taken centre stage today at Huddersfield University as he was officially installed as the new Chancellor.
He takes on the starring role from from Hollywood actor Sir Patrick Stewart who has been Chancellor since 2004.
Prince Andrew decided to say his thanks and farewells to the Star Trek actor in the only way a trekkie would understand.
Sir Patrick Stewart has announced he will step down as Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield.
The actor, born in Mirfield, has held the position at the institution for 12 years.
He regularly presided over events such as graduation ceremonies, often leading processions through the streets, wearing his Chancellor’s robes. He also met large numbers of students and staff and acted as an overseas ambassador for the University of Huddersfield during his travels and on official visits to destinations, such as Hong Kong and China.
It is expected that Sir Patrick will step down as Chancellor after this summer’s graduation ceremonies, but as yet there is no news of a successor.
He is Mirfield's most famous son, but while you might know him for his roles in Star Trek and the X-men films, you might not think of him as a train spotter. But it turns out Sir Patrick Stewart is a bit of a railway buff and today he combined his love of trains will his love for Huddersfield Town Football Club as Grace Melody-Gardner found out.
Sir Patrick Stewart will be donning academic robes this week to preside over the graduation ceremonies for students at the University of Huddersfield.
The actor, who is the university's Chancellor, will today also be leading a 170-strong procession of university graduates and guests – including Yorkshire Tour de France supremo Sir Rodney Walker – through the streets of the town
Sir Rodney is to receive an honorary doctorate at the graduation. He has had a recent high profile as chair of the company that organised the successful Tour de France stages in Yorkshire.
Sir Patrick Stewart has announced he has tied the knot for the third time via his Twitter account.
The celebrated film, stage and TV star married his partner Sunny Ozell at a ceremony conducted by fellow English actor Sir Ian McKellen. The pair have been together since 2008.