Ian McDiarmid

Highest Rated:
88% Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Lowest Rated:
40% Heart of Darkness (1994)
Birthday:
Aug 11
Birthplace:
Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland, UK
Bio:
Known to millions of Star Wars fans as the scabby and nefarious Emperor Palpatine, Scottish actor Ian McDiarmid also happens to have built a career as one of the London theatre's most acclaimed and influential figures. The co-artistic director (along with Jonathan Kent) of Islington's Almeida…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
City of Vice
  • Actor
-- 2008
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception
  • Actor
-- 2007
80% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D
  • Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / Darth Sidious
$380.2M 2005
67% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D
  • Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
$310.3M 2002
All the King's Men
  • Rev. Pierrepoint Edwards
-- 2000
67% Sleepy Hollow
  • Dr. Lancaster
-- 1999
Great Expectations
  • Jaggers
-- 1999
57% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
  • Senator Palpatine
$43.5M 1999
Rebecca
  • Actor
-- 1997
Annie: A Royal Adventure!
  • Actor
-- 1995
40% Heart of Darkness
  • Doctor
-- 1994
Selected Exits
  • Actor
-- 1993
Final Warning
  • Dr. Vatisenko
-- 1990
88% Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Arthur
-- 1988
78% Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
  • Emperor Palpatine
-- 1983
77% Gorky Park
  • Prof. Andreev
-- 1983
85% Dragonslayer
  • Brother Jacopus
-- 1981
The Awakening
  • Dr. Richter
-- 1980
A Performance of Macbeth
  • The porter
-- 1978


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
MI-5
2003-2011
  • Fred Roberts
2005
Masterpiece
1971-2014
  • Rev. Pierrepont Edwards
  • Jaggers
1999 - 2000

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Quotes from Ian McDiarmid's Characters

    1. Darth Vader: The Death Star will completed on schedule, my master.
    2. Emperor Palpatine: You have done well, Lord Vader. And now I sense you wish to continue your search for young Skywalker.
    3. Darth Vader: Yes, my master.
    4. Emperor Palpatine: Patience. Soon, he will seek you out and when he does, you must bring him before me. He has grown strong, only together can we turn him to the dark side of the Force.
    5. Darth Vader: As you wish.
    6. Emperor Palpatine: Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen. [laughs]
    From Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Submitted by Cody H (20 months ago)
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