Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid  British Actor


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Ian McDiarmid is a 76 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. His zodiac sign is Leo.

Ian McDiarmid is a member of the following lists: Tony Award winners, Royal Shakespeare Company members and Scottish film actors.


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First Name Ian
Last Name McDiarmid
Full Name at Birth Ian McDiarmid
Age 76 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, twitter.com/ianmcdiarmid_?lang=en

Ian McDiarmid (; born 11 August 1944) is a Scottish actor and director of stage and screen, best known for portraying Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series. Making his stage debut in Hamlet in 1972, McDiarmid joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1974, and has since starred in a number of Shakespeare's plays. He has received an Olivier Award for Best Actor and a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his stage performances.

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Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker2019Emperor PalpatineMovie
Britannia2017King PellenorTV Show
The Lost City of Z2016Sir George GoldieMovie
Star Wars Rebels2014Emperor PalpatineTV Show
37 Days2014Edward GreyTV Show
Utopia2013AntonTV Show
Margaret2009Denis ThatcherTV Movie
The Odds2009The GamblerShort 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 Show
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
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 Park1983Professor 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) (uncredited)Movie
The Awakening1980Dr. RichterMovie
A Performance of Macbeth1979Ross, The PorterTV Movie
The Professionals1977Mickey HamiltonTV Show
Once Upon a Union1977Seton of PitmeddonTV Movie
The Likely Lads1976VicarMovie
Red Letter Day1976BladeTV Show
ITV Playhouse1967FedkaTV Show
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