Sir Patrick Stewart reveals the Yorkshire Tea advert was a “career highlight”

Legendary Hollywood and stage actor Sir Patrick Stewart has taken on iconic roles in the plays of Shakespeare, Pinter and Beckett and become a star through the Star Trek and X-Men movies – but he declared his recent appearance in a Yorkshire Tea advert was his “career highlight.”

Mirfield-born Sir Patrick who is the Emeritus Chancellor of University of Huddersfield, tweeted the 60-second advert he filmed in Harrogate for Yorkshire Tea with the caption: “Career highlight for one of Yorkshire's own. Thank you @YorkshireTea for having me for a proppa cuppa.”

The 81-year-old enjoys the Yorkshire Gold blend but his recent appearance has prompted his coffee-loving fans to try a cup of tea.

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Dane tweeted in response to @SirPatStew’s tweet: “This is truly marvellous, I am a coffee man but by goodness; I need a proper cup of tea now ”

Yorkshire Tea who have struck advertising gold securing the Yorkshire icon in this memorable ad, replied on twitter: “You're very welcome! It was only one of the greatest days of our entire lives.”

To which tweeter @Lottieogorman responded: “Nothing will ever top this! You have reached the pinnacle. You may as well go home now!”

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Sir Patrick Stewart says Yorkshire Tea advert was 'career highlight'

In the advert, released earlier this month (July 4), the award-winning actor delivers a rousing speech to pay tribute to a fictional Yorkshire Tea employee on her last day at work.

A number of employees from family-run Yorkshire Tea were invited to make an appearance in the commercial, for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to star alongside Sir Patrick, and it seems from his tweet the feeling was mutual.