Jan-Michael ​​Gambill hobnobs with Patrick Stewart​

by: Jonathan Scott May 14, 2014

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​It's probably the closest that Captain Jean-Luc Picard will ever get to social media, and for that, he has Jan-Michael Gambill to thank. ​The former ATP No. 14 (in 2001) has more than a few famous friends, including Elton John (see these exploits) and now none other than Patrick Stewart of Star Trek and X-Men fame. (Note: To be sure, there have been many good movies and stage shows starring Stewart that didn't have quite the same cult followings.)​ 

​Wrote Gambill in his humbly bragging post, "​So nice catching up with my good friend and his amazingly talented new wife. #london #soho #sunnyozell #beer #music and a #mindreader ​." Stewart, age 73, married singer Sunny O'Zell, 35, in September 2013—in a ceremony officiated by his X-Men co-star Ian McKellen. (Imagine Gandalf/Magneto officiating at your nuptial. Splendid!) On this night, the trio enjoyed a good time at London's ​12 Bar Club, per Gambill's check-in on Instagram.

Now about Capt. Picard and social media. I was kidding that he wouldn't even touch those mediums with a phaser set to stun. In truth, Stewart has 1.22 million Twitter followers to Gambill's 565.

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