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Ian McDiarmid

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Birthday
11, 1944
Birthplace
Carnoustie, Scotland
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
11, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
Carnoustie, Scotland

About

Scottish actor best known for his portrayal of Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film franchise. As a trained Shakespearean actor, he appeared in stage productions of Hamlet, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, and several other plays.

Before Fame

He developed a love for acting at age five after viewing a performance of the play Tommy Morgan. He graduated from the University of St. Andrews with a degree in psychology.

Trivia

He played Satan in a BBC Four radio drama that was based on Milton's Paradise Lost.

Family Life

He began to watch theatre with his father in 1949. He feared that his father would discourage his dream of becoming an actor, so he went to school under the ruse of studying psychology.

Associated With

He co-starred with Hayden Christensen in Star Wars Episodes II and III.