Thursday 17 October 2019

Sir Patrick Stewart: I am alarmed, concerned and scared about Brexit

The actor has been a campaigner for a People’s Vote.

Sir Patrick Stewart (Tim Goode/PA)
Sir Patrick Stewart (Tim Goode/PA)

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Sir Patrick Stewart has said he is “alarmed, concerned and scared” about Brexit.

The Star Trek actor, who will next be seen in the family film The Kid Who Would Be King, has been a Remain campaigner and an advocate for a People’s Vote.

Discussing how much the movie, which is a new telling of the story of King Arthur and his knights, is a commentary on Brexit Britain, he told the Press Association: “I have reflected a great deal on it because I’m very involved in the remain campaign and have been for a couple of years.

“It would be dishonest not to in a story like this, where people are trying to not only improve society, they also save society, and, oh Lord, do we need it saving now.”

Sir Patrick added: “I am very alarmed, concerned, not to say actually scared of what is actually going to come out of this.

“I am an optimist and always have been by nature, things will get better but before they do it could get very very much worse and it concerns me that so many people seem not to be factoring that into this vote.”

The Kid Who Would Be King is in UK cinemas now.

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