oing out-and-out comedy, Patrick Stewart conveys the gripping gravitas he brings to his more dramatic turns. HBO's Extras' first season finale had Ricky Gervais' frustrated actor scoring face time with the man who brought Capt. Picard and X-Men's Professor X to life. Stewart got considerable comedic mileage playing himself, lampooning his Shakespearean actor image for all it's worth but playing it straight. This is the actor's third Emmy nomination, his second for acting.