Sir Patrick Stewart is writing memoir, publisher announces

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, Patrick Stewart attends the LA Premiere of "Star Trek: Picard," in Los Angeles. The award-winning actor best known as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard of “Star Trek” has a deal with Gallery Books for a “revealing and heartwarming look” into his life and times, the publisher announced Tuesday, June 30. A title and release date will be determined later. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearing his 80th birthday, Sir Patrick Stewart is finally ready for the project he once feared taking on _ his memoir. The award-winning actor best known as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard of “Star Trek” has a deal with Gallery Books for a “revealing and heartwarming look” into his life and times, the publisher announced Tuesday. A title and release date will be determined later. Stewart will write about everything from “Star Trek” to his award-winning stage work to his childhood in England. Stewart turns 80 in mid-July and says he now has time to write the book.