Ian McDiarmid Biography

Birthday: 1944-08-11
Place of Birth: Carnoustie, Tayside
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Ian McDiarmid was born on August 11, 1944 in Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland. 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 Emperor Palpatine in George Lucas's Star Wars films.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Karaoke Oliver Morse 1996 Drama
Elizabeth I Lord Burghley 2005 - 2005
City of Vice Henry Fielding 2008 Crime
Sleepy Hollow Doctor Lancaster 2013 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Dragonslayer 1981 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi The Emperor 1983 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi The Emperor 1983 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Gorky Park Prof. Andreev 1984 Drama, Thriller, Crime
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 Comedy
Sleepy Hollow Doctor Lancaster 1999 Reality Tv, 0, 0, Game Show
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Senator Palpatine 1999 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Senator Palpatine 1999 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Supreme Chancellor Palpatine 2002 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Supreme Chancellor Palpatine 2002 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Supreme Chancellor Palpatine 2005 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Supreme Chancellor Palpatine 2005 Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Restoration 2011