Mirfield star Sir Patrick Stewart is honoured

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MIRFIELD- born star Sir Patrick Stewart has scooped a new acting accolade.

He is being honoured for his Shakespearean work ahead of his return to Stratford-on-Avon to appear as Shylock in this season’s production of The Merchant of Venice.

Sir Patrick, who is a Mirfield Ambassador, will receive the Pragnell Shakespeare Birthday Prize at a luncheon in the Bard’s birthplace in April.

He has won the award for ‘outstanding achievement in extending the appreciation and enjoyment of the works of William Shakespeare’.