30th Stewart supports 'Voyage of the Odyssey'
Patrick at Odyssey launch
Photo courtesy of SEI
Earlier in August Patrick was in Monterey, California to help launch the research vessel 'Odyssey' on it's 3 year voyage to investigate the effects of pollution on the sperm whale population.

The project - developed by marine biologist Dr Roger Payne of the Ocean Alliance/WCI - is supported by the WWF, Pacific Life, and Sustainable Ecosystems Institiute(SEI), whose founder & president Dr Deborah Brosnan is chief scientist aboard the 'Odyssey'.

Patrick already supports the work of Ocean Alliance and will act as the public spokesperson for the 'Odyssey' project. He will also make several visits to the vessel throughout the voyage.

Find out more about the 'Odyssey' project by visiting
Visit SEI
Visit Ocean Alliance
Ocean Alliance

27th X-Men movie cast and news update
X-Men Filming begins for approximately 80 days in Toronto on 27th September for the X-men movie, in which Stewart will play the lead role of Professor X.

The rest of the cast is as follows:
Ian McKellen Magneto
Dougray Scott Wolverine
Famke Janssen Jean Grey
Tyler Mane Sabertooth
Anna Paquin Rogue
Halle Berry Storm
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos Mystique
Bruce Davison Senator Scott Kelly
Ray Park Toad
The only role still to be cast is that of Cyclops, which the producers hope will be filled within the week.

Fox studios have pushed forward the release date for the film to July 2000 making it their entry for next year's lucrative summer boxoffice bonanza.


16th Patrick hosts Amnesty USA Spotlight Awards
Amnesty USA After being honoured himself in 1997 by Amnesty USA, for his work over many years with the human rights organisation, Patrick will act as host for next month's 3rd Annual Spotlight Awards

The awards are given to those people whose work in the media helps promote the cause of human rights.

Details of tickets for the event on 27th September at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in NYC can be found at Amnesty USA's web site


3rd 'Canterville Ghost' on US TV this Friday
The Canterville Ghost If you've not caught Patrick in the excellent Canterville Ghost  TV movie - which he also co-produced - you can see it thisFriday, Aug. 6th, @ 6:00 PM (central time) on the ODSY channel.

The film gave an early role to Neve Campbell, who gives a fine performance as the American girl who discovers the secret to release the soul of Sir Simon De Canterville (Stewart) from his 400 year old curse.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Jane Hall for the info