Guest Picks: Patrick Stewart

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Sir Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen with Leonard Lopate

Sir Patrick Stewart was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with his co-star Ian McKellan, to talk about starring in No Man's Land and Waiting for Godot on Broadway. He also told us how to make his favorite sandwich. 

What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play, film, etc…) that moved or surprised you? 

         Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain.  Contemporary America and its relationship to war and self-image. Passionate, sad and very, very funny.


What are you listening to right now? 

         BBC World Service on NPR


What's the last great book you read? 

         The first two volumes of Hilary Mantel's great trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies.


What's one thing you're a fan of that people might not expect? 

         Playing solo pool.


What's your favorite comfort food?

         Granny Smith apple sandwiches made with white sliced bread and salted butter.