Ian McDiarmid  British Actor

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Ian McDiarmid is a 72 year old British Actor. Born on 11th August, 1944 in Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland, he is famous for Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / The Emperor on Star Wars in a career that spans 1968–present. His zodiac sign is Leo.

Ian McDiarmid is a member of the following lists: 21st-century Scottish male actors, 20th-century Scottish male actors and Scottish male stage actors.


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37 Days2014Edward GreyTV Show
Utopia2013AntonTV Show
Margaret2009Denis ThatcherTV Movie
The Odds2009Short Film
City of Vice2008Henry FieldingTV Show
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005Supreme Chancellor PalpatineMovie
Elizabeth I2005Lord BurghleyTV Show
Our Hidden Lives2005B. CharlesTV Movie
The Last King2003Sir Edward HydeTV Show
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones2002Supreme Chancellor PalpatineMovie
Crime and Punishment2002PorfiryTV Movie
MI-52002Prof. Fred RobertsTV Show
Sleepy Hollow1999Doctor LancasterMovie
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace1999Senator PalpatineMovie
All the King's Men1999Rev. Pierrepoint EdwardsTV Movie
Great Expectations1999JaggersTV Movie
Rebecca1997CoronerTV Movie
Touching Evil1997Ronald HinksTV Show
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman1997Ronald CallenderTV Show
Cold Lazarus1996Oliver MorseTV Show
Hillsborough1996Doctor Popper, CoronerTV Movie
Karaoke1996Oliver MorseTV Show
Annie: A Royal Adventure!1995Dr. Eli EonTV Movie
Heart of Darkness1993DoctorTV Movie
Selected Exits1993George DevineTV Movie
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles1992Prof. LeviTV Show
Chernobyl: The Final Warning1991Dr. VatisenkoTV Movie
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels1988ArthurMovie
Ten Great Writers of the Modern World1988DostoevskyTV Show
Inspector Morse1987Hugo De VriesTV Show
Summer Season1985MurgatroydTV Show
Gorky Park1983Prof. AndreevMovie
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983The EmperorMovie
The Nation's Health1983Doctor Vernon DavisTV Show
Dragonslayer1981Brother JacopusMovie
Richard's Things1980BurglarMovie
Sir Henry at Rawlinson End1980Reg SmeetonMovie
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back1980Emperor (2004 DVD version)Movie
The Awakening1980Dr. RichterMovie
A Performance of Macbeth1979The PorterTV Movie
The Professionals1977Mickey HamiltonTV Show
The Likely Lads1976VicarMovie
Red Letter Day1976BladeTV Show
ITV Playhouse1967FedkaTV Show
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    Ian McDiarmid (/məkˈdɜrmɨd/; born 11 August 1944) is a Scottish character actor and director. He has appeared in 47 films since 1976. Internationally, he is most famous for his role as the Emperor Palpatine, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, in the Star W...

    First Name Ian
    Last Name McDiarmid
    Age 72 years
    Birthday 11th August, 1944
    Birthplace Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland
    Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
    Build Slim
    Eye Color Blue
    Hair Color Grey
    Zodiac Sign Leo
    Ethnicity White
    Nationality British
    University M.A. in Clinical Psychology at The University of St Andrews, Royal Academy in Glasgow
    Occupation Text Actor, theatre director
    Occupation Actor
    Claim to Fame Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / The Emperor on Star Wars
    Year(s) Active 1968–present
    Official Websites www.ianmcdiarmid.com
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