Listen up, Paddy: you’re one hell of a guy. Yes readers, it’s true. This man, as well as being a tremendously talented Shakespearean actor, a Hollywood star, a vocal advocate for gay rights (and all round equality) and a new social media sensation, is a fully committed feminist and patron for Refuge (the charity for women seeking help from domestic violence) and regularly speaks about his own experiences with domestic violence as a child. Despite an incredibly well respected career as a British stage actor, he was well into his forties when he took on the role of Jean-Luc Picard; yet finds himself in his seventies (IKR?!) as a huge film star. I mean, how cool. He’s a staunch Labour voter, and a humanist, and a very, very, kind man. Look and learn, fellas.
(For my mum and dad – huuuuuuuuuge Patrick fans. Xx)
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