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Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid was born in Tayside, Scotland, in 1944. He studied for an M.A. in Clinical Psychology at The University of St Andrews, but eventually found that his calling was in theatre. He went to the Royal Academy in Glasgow, where he received the prestigious gold medal for his work. He now has a highly successful career as a theatre director, and from 1990 until his retirement in 2001 was Joint Artistic Director of London's Almeida Theatre in Islington. He and his co-director Jonathan Kent revived the Almeida and persuaded many Hollywood stars including Kevin Spacey, Ralph Fiennes and Anna Friel to tread the boards in their humble theatre. They won the coveted London Evening Standard Award in 1998 for their efforts. McDiarmid is also well known for his film and television appearances, and is perhaps most famous for his chilling performance as The Emperor in George Lucas's Star Wars films.


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Born:
Aug 11, 1944 In Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
45
First Appeared:
In the movie Amazing Stories 1976-02-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Skywalker Legacy 2020-03-18
Known For
Poster of The Odds
Poster of Star Wars: A Musical Journey
Poster of The Awakening
Poster of Amazing Stories

Ian McDiarmid Movies Filmography

Movie
The Skywalker Legacy
Himself 2020-03-18
Movie
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Emperor Palpatine 2019-12-18
Series
Britannia
King Pellenor 2018-01-18
Movie
The Lost City of Z
Sir George Goldie 2016-10-15
Movie
Star Wars: Greatest Moments
Himself 2015-12-26
Movie
Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel
Himself 2015-12-15
Series
Star Wars Rebels
Emperor Palpatine 2014-10-13
Series
37 Days
Sir Edward Grey 2014-03-06
Series
Utopia
Anton 2013-01-15
Movie
The Odds
2009-10-20
Movie
Margaret
Denis Thatcher 2009-03-26
Series
City of Vice
Henry Fielding 2008-01-14
Movie
Our Hidden Lives
B. Charles 2005-10-03
Series
Elizabeth I
Lord Burghley 2005-09-29
Movie
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious 2005-05-17
Movie
Star Wars: A Musical Journey
Host 2005-05-03
Movie
The Story of Star Wars
Palpatine/The Emperor (archive footage) 2004-08-18
Series
Charles II: The Power and The Passion
Sir Edward Hyde 2003-11-16
Movie
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Chancellor Palpatine 2002-05-15
Series
Spooks
Unknown 2002-05-13
Movie
Crime and Punishment
Porfiry 2002-02-12
Movie
The Beginning : Making 'Episode I'
Himself 2001-02-01
Movie
Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend
Himself 2000-05-23
Movie
Sleepy Hollow
Dr. Lancaster 1999-11-18
Movie
All the King's Men
Rev. Pierrepoint Edwards 1999-11-14
Movie
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception
Prof. Levi 1999-10-31
Movie
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Senator Palpatine 1999-05-19
Movie
Great Expectations
Jaggers 1999-05-09
Movie
Hillsborough
Doctor Popper, Coroner 1996-09-11
Series
Karaoke
Oliver Morse 1996-04-28
Movie
Restoration
Ambrose 1995-12-29
Movie
Annie: A Royal Adventure
Dr. Eli Eon 1995-11-18
Movie
Heart of Darkness
Doctor 1993-10-01
Movie
Chernobyl: The Final Warning
Dr. Vatisenko 1991-04-22
Movie
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Arthur 1988-12-14
Series
Inspector Morse
Unknown 1987-01-06
Movie
Gorky Park
Prof. Andreev 1983-12-15
Movie
The Nation's Health
1983-10-27
Movie
Return of the Jedi
The Emperor 1983-05-25
Movie
Dragonslayer
Brother Jacopus 1981-06-26
Movie
Richard's Things
Burglar 1980-12-26
Movie
The Awakening
Dr. Richter 1980-07-31
Movie
The Empire Strikes Back
The Emperor 1980-05-20
Movie
The Likely Lads
Vicar 1976-02-01
Movie
Amazing Stories
Blade 1976-02-01