Before They Were Stars: Patrick Stewart in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)”

Man, wouldn’t it be cool if Obi-Wan Kenobi and Professor Charles Xavier got to do a scene together? Well, guess what? It actually happened! In 1979, Patrick Stewart had a role in one of the episodes of the seven-part BBC miniseries adaptation of John le Carre’s Tinker Tailor Solider Spy. The one and only Sir Alec Guinness had the lead role of George Smiley in the miniseries and got to share¬†an extended scene with Stewart.

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