Patrick Stewart Carries Olympic Torch in London.

Category: World / Jul 23, 2012 3:01PM EDT

British actor Patrick Stewart has played a number of roles but he said being an Olympic torch bearer today was one experience he'll never forget. The actor ran through the south London borough of Croydon, ending at St. Andrew's High School, surrounded by jubilant students, teachers and fans. Stewart said he's looking forward to watching the Olympics and will also be getting up close and personal to the sporting action. The torch will later feature in the British soap opera EastEnders and at Wimbledon, where it will be carried by tennis stars Venus Williams and Andy Murray. The identity of the final torchbearer, who will light the cauldron at the Olympic opening ceremony this Friday, remains a secret.