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Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid is a Scottish actor and director best known for portraying Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series. He has received an Olivier Award for Best Actor and a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performances. Wikipedia

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Aug 11, 1944 In Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Amazing Stories 1976-02-01
Latest Project:
Series Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi 2022-10-26
Known For
Series Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi Darth Sidious (voice) 2022-10-26
Series Obi-Wan Kenobi Emperor Palpatine / Darth Sidious 2022-05-26
Movie Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi's Return Self - Emperor Palpatine 2022-09-08
Series Star Wars: The Bad Batch Emperor Palpatine (voice) 2021-05-04
Movie The Skywalker Legacy Self 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 2017-03-15
Movie Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal Emperor Palpatine (voice) 2015-04-18
Movie Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel Self 2015-12-15
Movie Star Wars: Greatest Moments Self 2015-12-26
Series 37 Days Sir Edward Grey 2014-03-06
Series Star Wars Rebels Emperor Palpatine (voice) 2014-10-13
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
Series Star Wars: The Clone Wars Darth Sidious (voice) (archive sound) 2008-10-03
Movie Star Wars: A Musical Journey Host 2005-05-03
Movie Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious 2005-05-17
Series Elizabeth I Lord Burghley 2005-09-29
Movie Our Hidden Lives B. Charles 2005-10-03
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 Crime and Punishment Porfiry 2002-02-12
Series Spooks Unknown 2002-05-13
Movie Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Chancellor Palpatine 2002-05-15
Movie The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' Self 2001-10-16
Movie Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend Self 2000-05-23
Movie Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Senator Palpatine 1999-05-19
Series The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones Prof. Levi 1999-10-01
Movie Great Expectations Jaggers 1999-04-12
Movie Sleepy Hollow Dr. Lancaster 1999-11-19
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
Series Karaoke Oliver Morse 1996-04-28
Movie Hillsborough Doctor Popper, Coroner 1996-09-11
Movie Annie: A Royal Adventure Dr. Eli Eon 1995-11-18
Movie Restoration Ambrose 1995-12-29
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
Series The Nation's Health Dr Vernon Davis 1983-10-06
Movie Return of the Jedi The Emperor 1983-05-25
Movie Gorky Park Prof. Andreev 1983-12-15
Movie Dragonslayer Brother Jacopus 1981-06-26
Movie The Awakening Dr. Richter 1980-07-31
Movie The Empire Strikes Back Emperor (2004 DVD version) (uncredited) 1980-05-20
Movie Sir Henry at Rawlinson End Reg Smeeton 1980-11-07
Movie Richard's Things Burglar 1980-12-26
Movie Macbeth The Porter / Ross 1979-02-02
Series The Professionals Mickey Hamilton 1977-12-30
Movie Amazing Stories Blade 1976-02-01
Movie The Likely Lads Vicar 1976-02-01