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Patrick Stewart Ready For More TV And Film Work

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Patrick Stewart wants to step back in front of the camera.
Patrick Stewart wants to step back in front of the camera.

Patrick Stewart is ready for his close up. Again. Yes, Captain Jean-Luc Picard of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" is ready to step back in front of the camera.

The Huffington Post caught up with Stewart on the press line for the 71st Annual Peabody Awards where the "Star Trek" veteran and Peabody winner served as host for the first time. When asked what it would take to get him back doing regular TV work, Stewart simply said he's waiting for "an invitation."

"I have been doing a lot of theater for the last eight years. It's been the best eight years of my life," Stewart said. "But now I'm ready to see a movie camera again and [I'll be] focusing exclusively on film and TV for the next year or two."

Stewart took home his most recent Peabody in 2011 for "Macbeth." "Star Trek: The Next Generation" was honored with the award in 1987.

"Last year was extraordinary to find that the production of 'Macbeth' and the network were honored with a Peabody Award," he said. "And I was astonished to find that they were taking this gamble on having an actor rather than a media person. Last year this was hosted by Larry King. Big shoes."

Stewart said he thought about donning suspenders this year, but "decided to make my own choice of a tasteful belt so my pants won't fall down."

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