ACTOR Patrick Stewart has taken on another demanding role.
He has agreed a second term as chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, the organisation’s leading figurehead.
Since becoming Chancellor in 2004, the Star Trek star has attended key university events.
He was made a professor last summer, and regularly teaches masters classes for drama students when he visits the University.
The star also featured in a high-proilfe TV advertising campaign for the University, which was a first in the higher education field.
Prof Stewart said:“I had absolutely no hesitation in agreeing to a second term of office as Chancellor of the University.
“During my first five years in post I have been inspired, and at times humbled, by the achievements of our students.
“I am looking forward to the next five years, and will continue to spend as much time at the University as I can.”
The Mirfield-born celebrity will take on the role for another five years.
Meanwhile, the 68-year-old star found himself embroiled in a row in Edinburgh.
The X-Men star is touring with acting legend Sir Ian McKellen in Samuel Beckett's classic play Waiting For Godot.
There was a verbal altercation with a fan outside the King's Theatre after fans were told not to take photographs.
One of the fans said: “One of the backstage people came out and said the actors wouldn't pose for pictures or sign anything other than show material in a rather pompous tone."
“"Someone said a man tried to take a sneaky picture of McKellen and Stewart taking their encore at the end of the show and was caught by one of the stewards.
“Stewart said something to him outside the theatre”
A spokeswoman for the theatre said: "It is generally regarded as rude and inconsiderate to take photographs during a live performance of this kind”.