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Patrick Stewart Shoots Film in Israel

By JTA

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British actor Patrick Stewart arrived in Israel to appear in a film by Israeli director Reshef Levi.

Stewart, a Shakespearean actor known for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” arrived in Israel on Aug. 9 and will spend about three weeks in the Jewish state.

Stewart will play a disgraced, eccentric British lord in the heist comedy “Hunting Elephants,” in which three Israeli senior citizens help a 12-year-old boy hatch a plan to rob a bank in order to save his family home.

He will replace British actor John Cleese, who reportedly withdrew from the project due to heart trouble.


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