ACTOR Sir Patrick Stewart is preparing for the release of a major film.
The Mirfield-born actor and Huddersfield University chancellor will star in Hunting Elephant, which was filmed in Israel.
A film trailer has just been released which shows the X-Men and Star Trek star play an eccentric Brit in the upcoming crime comedy.
Sir Patrick plays a frustrated Shakespearean actor trying to put his hands on his sister’s inheritance. His character joins a group of Israeli misfits in a bank heist.
His role was originally tailored for John Cleese, who had to leave production early.
“It was a great honour to be given a role that was written for John . I have to see how I can make it my own. I always wanted to be funny, now I have a chance,” the actor said.
Directed by Reshef Levi, the film is due for release later this summer.