Patrick Stewart shares a kiss with Ian McKellen on Star Trek: Picard premiere in London

He is willing to repeat his role as Jean-Luc Picard, 18 years after his last role.

And Sir Patrick Stewart was very animated when he left for the premiere of Star Trek: Picard, at the ODEON Luxe Leicester Square in London on Wednesday.

The iconic 79-year-old actor joined his dazzling wife Sunny Ozell, 41, at the event, but had a wonderful surprise when he shared a kiss with his best friend Sir Ian McKellen when they met on the red carpet.

Funny: Patrick Stewart shared a kiss with his best friend Ian McKellen when the star was supported by his wife Sunny Ozell and the actor at the premiere of Star Trek: Picard in London on Wednesday

Funny: Patrick Stewart shared a kiss with his best friend Ian McKellen when the star was supported by his wife Sunny Ozell and the actor at the premiere of Star Trek: Picard in London on Wednesday

Sir Ian made an animated display when he also knelt in front of Sir Patrick, before they held hands and talked.

The Lord of the Rings star looked sharp with a gray plaid coat, which he wore on a completely black outfit and paired with a blue patterned scarf and a gray bowler hat.

Meanwhile, Sir Patrick put on an elegant display with a gray plaid suit that he put on a simple black shirt and elegant shoes.

The X-Men actor also joined his wife at the event, who would surely draw attention at the premiere with a pink mini sequin dress.

Impressive: the X-Men actor also joined his wife at the event, who would surely draw attention at the premiere with a pink mini sequin dress

Impressive: the X-Men actor also joined his wife at the event, who would surely draw attention at the premiere with a pink mini sequin dress

Impressive: the X-Men actor also joined his wife at the event, who would surely draw attention at the premiere with a pink mini sequin dress

Kiss: the actors held hands while kissing on the red carpet

Kiss: the actors held hands while kissing on the red carpet

Kiss: the actors held hands while kissing on the red carpet

Delighted: Sir Ian made an animated display while also kneeling in front of Sir Patrick, before they held hands and talked.

Delighted: Sir Ian made an animated display while also kneeling in front of Sir Patrick, before they held hands and talked.

Dapper: The Lord of the Rings star looked sharp in a gray plaid coat, which he wore over a completely black outfit and combined with a blue patterned scarf and a gray bowler hat

Dapper: The Lord of the Rings star looked sharp in a gray plaid coat, which he wore over a completely black outfit and combined with a blue patterned scarf and a gray bowler hat

Delighted: Sir Ian made an animated display while also kneeling in front of Sir Patrick, before they held hands and talked.

Glamorous: Sunny increased her height with a pair of beige heels and chose to keep her accessories to a minimum so that all attention remained on her dress.

Glamorous: Sunny increased her height with a pair of beige heels and chose to keep her accessories to a minimum so that all attention remained on her dress.

Glamorous: Sunny increased her height with a pair of beige heels and chose to keep her accessories to a minimum so that all attention remained on her dress.

Chic: Sunny swept her brown strands back into an elegant bun, while using a natural makeup palette to highlight her pretty features

Chic: Sunny swept her brown strands back into an elegant bun, while using a natural makeup palette to highlight her pretty features

Chic: Sunny swept her brown strands back into an elegant bun, while using a natural makeup palette to highlight her pretty features

Glad to see you: Sir Patrick was ecstatic when his best friend arrived

Glad to see you: Sir Patrick was ecstatic when his best friend arrived

Greeting: Sir Patrick kissed him on the cheek and hugged him.

Greeting: Sir Patrick kissed him on the cheek and hugged him.

Glad to see you: Sir Patrick was ecstatic when his best friend arrived, and kissed him on the cheek and hugged him

Friendly: the two actors kissed on the cheek when they met

Friendly: the two actors kissed on the cheek when they met

Friendly: the two actors kissed on the cheek when they met

Sweet: Sunny wrapped her arms around Sir Patrick's shoulder as they posed for photos.

Sweet: Sunny wrapped her arms around Sir Patrick's shoulder as they posed for photos.

Sweet: Sunny wrapped her arms around Sir Patrick’s shoulder as they posed for photos.

Sunny increased her height with a pair of beige heels and chose to keep her accessories to a minimum so that all attention remained on her dress.

He put his brown strands back in an elegant bun, while wearing a natural makeup palette to highlight his pretty features.

Sir Ian has always been present to support Sir Patrick and Sunny, as the actor became an ordained minister to preside over his wedding in 2013.

In a good mood: Sir Ian had a bright smile on his face as he posed next to his close friend.

In a good mood: Sir Ian had a bright smile on his face as he posed next to his close friend.

In a good mood: Sir Ian had a bright smile on his face as he posed next to his close friend.

Type: Sir Patrick pulled his friend's lapel to make sure he wasn't too cold during the event.

Type: Sir Patrick pulled his friend's lapel to make sure he wasn't too cold during the event.

Chatting: you could see them talking to each other

Chatting: you could see them talking to each other

Type: Sir Patrick pulled his friend’s lapel to make sure he wasn’t too cold during the event.

Smooch: the couple leaned in to kiss while they posed to take pictures together

Smooch: the couple leaned in to kiss while they posed to take pictures together

Smooch: the couple leaned in to kiss while they posed to take pictures together

Could you? Sir Ian looked up and laughed as he held Sir Patrick's hand while he was on one knee, and pretended to propose

Could you? Sir Ian looked up and laughed as he held Sir Patrick's hand while he was on one knee, and pretended to propose

Best friends: the couple couldn't help laughing while looking at each other

Best friends: the couple couldn't help laughing while looking at each other

Could you? Sir Ian looked up and laughed as he held Sir Patrick’s hand while he was on one knee, and pretended to propose

Funny: Sir Patrick laughed after Sir Ian knelt

Funny: Sir Patrick laughed after Sir Ian knelt

Funny: Sir Patrick laughed after Sir Ian knelt

Close: the couple talked to each other before posing for photos

Close: the couple talked to each other before posing for photos

Close: the couple talked to each other before posing for photos

Sir Patrick is ready to repeat his role as Star Trek: The Next Generation, a role he first played in 1987, in the new Picard series, which begins on January 23.

The show takes place 20 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), and you’ll also see more familiar faces coming back, including Seven of Nine, played by Jeri Ryan and Data, played by Brent Spiner.

The departure came when CBS All Access revealed on the TCA Winter press tour that they were renewing the series for a second season, Deadline reported Sunday.

Woohoo! Jeri Ryan, who is willing to reprise her role as Seven of Nine, looked stunning in a black sleeveless dress that had a bold thigh cut

Woohoo! Jeri Ryan, who is willing to reprise her role as Seven of Nine, looked stunning in a black sleeveless dress that had a bold thigh cut

Woohoo! Jeri Ryan, who is willing to reprise her role as Seven of Nine, looked stunning in a black sleeveless dress that had a bold thigh cut

Glam: The whole actress made sure she presented a very leggy exhibition while decorating the carpet

Glam: The whole actress made sure she presented a very leggy exhibition while decorating the carpet

Sensational: Jeri kept his accessories simple for the event

Sensational: Jeri kept his accessories simple for the event

Glam: The whole actress made sure she presented a very leggy exhibition while decorating the carpet

Together again! Jeri joined his fellow Star Trek: Next Generation, Jonathan Del Arco, who played Hugh the Borg on the show, at the event

Together again! Jeri joined his fellow Star Trek: Next Generation, Jonathan Del Arco, who played Hugh the Borg on the show, at the event

Together again! Jeri joined his fellow Star Trek: Next Generation, Jonathan Del Arco, who played Hugh the Borg on the show, at the event

Power suit: Michelle Hurd, who will take on the role of Raffi Musiker, looked elegant in a black velvet ensemble.

Power suit: Michelle Hurd, who will take on the role of Raffi Musiker, looked elegant in a black velvet ensemble.

Power suit: Michelle Hurd, who will take on the role of Raffi Musiker, looked elegant in a black velvet ensemble.

Androgynous chic: Michelle fastened her attire at the waist with a black sash and wore an elegant necklace with jewels for the excursion.

Androgynous chic: Michelle fastened her attire at the waist with a black sash and wore an elegant necklace with jewels for the excursion.

Final touches: the actress came out with black heels, which had silver buckle accessories

Final touches: the actress came out with black heels, which had silver buckle accessories

Androgynous chic: Michelle fastened her attire at the waist with a black sash and wore an elegant necklace with jewels for the excursion.

Beautiful: Isa Briones, who plays the new character Dahj, dazzled in a semi-transparent white dress that was adorned with golden details.

Beautiful: Isa Briones, who plays the new character Dahj, dazzled in a semi-transparent white dress that was adorned with golden details.

Beautiful: Isa Briones, who plays the new character Dahj, dazzled in a semi-transparent white dress that was adorned with golden details.

Beautiful: Isa designed her crow braids in loose waves, which she trimmed with a golden clip

Beautiful: Isa designed her crow braids in loose waves, which she trimmed with a golden clip

Pretty: the actress wore a light makeup palette for the occasion

Pretty: the actress wore a light makeup palette for the occasion

Beautiful: Isa designed her crow braids in loose waves, which she trimmed with a golden clip

Kind: Isa and Michelle smiled when they saw each other on the carpet and chatted amicably

Kind: Isa and Michelle smiled when they saw each other on the carpet and chatted amicably

Kind: Isa and Michelle smiled when they saw each other on the carpet and chatted amicably

“The energy and excitement around the premiere of Star Trek: Picard has reached a magnitude greater than what all of us at CBS All Access could have expected,” CBS executive Julie McNamara said Sunday.

She continued: “ We are delighted to announce plans for a second season before the series debut, and we are confident that Star Trek fans and new viewers will be captured by the meticulously crafted story of the star cast and the creative team when premieres on January 23.

While the network has not yet announced when the second season is scheduled to air, sources told Deadline that it would probably be 10 episodes later this year or early next.

Star Trek: Picard will be released worldwide on Amazon Prime Video and on CBS All Access in the United States, on January 23, 2020.

Originals: Sir Patrick, Jeri and Jonathan posed for photos together during the event

Originals: Sir Patrick, Jeri and Jonathan posed for photos together during the event

Sharp: Jonathan looked elegant in a purple velvet blazer he wore with a white shirt and black pants

Sharp: Jonathan looked elegant in a purple velvet blazer he wore with a white shirt and black pants

Originals: Sir Patrick, Jeri and Jonathan posed for photos together during the event

Proper and kicked: Harry Treadaway, who plays Narek on the show, kept things simple by going out in a blue suit and tie

Proper and kicked: Harry Treadaway, who plays Narek on the show, kept things simple by going out in a blue suit and tie

Proper and kicked: Harry Treadaway, who plays Narek on the show, kept things simple by going out in a blue suit and tie

Smart casual: Evan Evagora, who plays Elnor, put on a blue suit and a black blouse.

Smart casual: Evan Evagora, who plays Elnor, put on a blue suit and a black blouse.

Smart casual: Evan Evagora, who plays Elnor, put on a blue suit and a black blouse.

Which team: the cast posed together during the event, before the screening began

Which team: the cast posed together during the event, before the screening began

Which team: the cast posed together during the event, before the screening began

Excited: Sir Patrick seemed ecstatic while standing next to his castmates.

Excited: Sir Patrick seemed ecstatic while standing next to his castmates.

Excited: Sir Patrick seemed ecstatic while standing next to his castmates.

Friendly: Sir Patrick and his co-stars smiled brightly as they spent time together

Friendly: Sir Patrick and his co-stars smiled brightly as they spent time together

Sweet: Michelle put her hand on Sir Patrick's shoulder in support

Sweet: Michelle put her hand on Sir Patrick's shoulder in support

Friendly: Sir Patrick and his co-stars smiled brightly as they spent time together

Coming soon: Star Trek: Picard will be released worldwide on Amazon Prime Video and CBS All Access in the United States on January 23, 2020

Coming soon: Star Trek: Picard will be released worldwide on Amazon Prime Video and CBS All Access in the United States on January 23, 2020

Coming soon: Star Trek: Picard will be released worldwide on Amazon Prime Video and CBS All Access in the United States on January 23, 2020

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