Beginning his career with a long run with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart received the 1979 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Antony and Cleopatra on the West End.
Stewart's first major screen roles were in BBC-broadcast television and film during the mid-late 1970s, including Hedda, and the I, Claudius miniseries.
The couple met through a mutual friend in 2008 when American singer-songwriter Ozell was working as a waitress in New York.
Ozell grew up in Reno, Nevada, in a musical household and began her classical training at an early age.
Her parents did not play or perform themselves, but they had a passion for music and took music education seriously, getting Ozell to play the violin from the age of just four years old. At university in Boulder, Colorado, she majored in English Literature and sang in blues bands and soul-funk bands in her spare time throughout college.
They cover songs by some of the greats, including Randy Newman, Roy Orbison and Tom Waits.
The stern-looking actor has shown his lighter side since he met Ozell, dressing up as a lobster, wearing a dancing Santa hat and auctioning the chance to have a selfie taken with him and his friend Ian Mc Kellen, all for charity. I remember my 40th birthday vividly and I swear to God it was last week.
Ozell cites the likes of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings as influences, for their "simplicity and their total lack of pretention", but also American jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, in particular her 1993 album Blue Light ‘til Dawn.
Speaking to Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden, the pair revealed just how they met and being married by the one and only Sir Ian Mc Kellen."That was supposed to be a secret, if he hadn't have let it slip on the Jonathan Ross Show," Sir Patrick told the presenters."He actually said 'I'm marrying Patrick Stewart' but the Guardian outed me a couple of years ago so that's all fine," he joked.
The X-Men star said: 'She only arrived a few hours ago at our house. And I was so moved by it, much more moved than I had been the first time of seeing it.'Maybe it was the company of these two guys, but the movie ended and – this is an admission – but at one point [Hugh] reached out, and he took my hand in those last few minutes, and I saw him go [mimes wiping a tear from his eye] like this, and then I realized I had just done the same thing.' He continued: '[A]s I sat there I realized there will never be a better, a more perfect, a more sensitive, emotional, and beautiful way of saying au revoir to Charles Xavier than this movie.
So, I told [Hugh] that same evening, ‘I’m done too.
It was many, many years before I realized how my father inserted himself into my work. My father didn't have one, but when I looked in the mirror just before I went on stage I saw my father's face staring straight back at me." He appeared with actors such as Ben Kingsley and Ian Richardson.