Sir Patrick Stewart loves living in Brooklyn because it reminds him of Yorkshire.

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

The 76-year-old actor grew up in the Northern English county, and he finds the same "generosity" of the people he grew up with can also be found in the New York borough he now calls home.

Speaking to the New York Daily News newspaper, he said: "It reminds me very much of the Northern Yorkshire town I grew up. The kindness of people, the care they take of each other, their sense of humour. There's so much generosity, so much respect for privacy."

And the "respect for privacy" is of the upmost importance to the 'X Men: Days of Future Past' actor who is often recognised by fans of his work.

He was pleased his Brooklyn neighbours "welcomed him" to the town without making a fuss of his star status.

He said: "We were walking down her block and I saw two old guys sitting on a stoop. I saw them look up when they saw my face and I thought, 'Oh Lord I don't want to have a 'Star Trek' encounter this morning or 'X-Men',' but as I drew level with them, one of the guys said, 'Hey Mr. Stewart, welcome to the neighbourhood. Enjoy.' And that was it. I thought, 'I love this place and I love the people.' And that's how it's continued."

Meanwhile, the 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' actor admits that whilst he has a huge range of roles on his filmography, he's perfectly happy with people only recognising him from his flagship blockbuster appearances.

He said: "I was reconciled a long time ago to the fact that if it all comes to an end this afternoon I will be perfectly content that the world largely remembers me as Jean-Luc Picard or Charles Xavier. I feel very, very good about the gift 'Star Trek' gave me."

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