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Ian McDiarmid


Ian McDiarmid is a Tony and Oscar-winning director and character actor best known for his portrayal of Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film saga. For more than two decades, the Scottish actor has served as the Almeida Theatre’s Joint Artistic Director.

McDiarmid appeared in theater productions of Hamlet, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, and other Shakespearean plays as a trained Shakespearean actor. He began his acting career in 1976 and has since acted in over 47 films.

Early Childhood Development and Education

Ian McDiarmid was born on August 11, 1944, in Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland. He is a Caucasian who is Scottish in nationality and ethnicity. McDiarmid began watching plays with his father when he was just five years old. In 2004, he revealed his first theatrical experience, saying, ” “I was both enthralled and terrified by it. All of the lighting, all of the make-up. ‘I don’t know what this is, but I want it,’ I told myself.”

McDiarmid was born and raised in Tayside, where he completed his education. He went on to the University of St. Andrews and received a Master’s degree in clinical psychology, as well as a membership in the Royal Academy of Glasgow. Ian McDiarmid’s love for acting led him to enroll in acting classes at Glasgow’s Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where he was awarded a coveted gold medal for his efforts.

A Professional Life

From 1990 to 2001, McDiarmid served as the Joint Artistic Director of London’s Almeida Theatre in Islington. He also appeared in Hamlet, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, and King Lear, among other Shakespeare plays. In 1978, he played Ivanov in Tom Stoppard’s play Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at the Mermaid Theatre.

Ian McDiarmid received the Almeida Theatre’s Critic’s Circle Award for Best Actor in 2002 for his portrayal of Teddy in a revival of Brian Friel’s Faith Healer. He then repeated the part with Ralph Fiennes and Cherry Jones in 2006, winning the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for his work.

Along with English theatrical director and opera director Jonathan Kent, Ian McDiarmid served as artistic director. They shared the Special Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Achievement of the Year after working together for more than two decades in the same capacity. McDiarmid also directed numerous plays at the Almeida, including Venice Preserv’d in 1986 and Hippolytus in 1991.

Star Wars And Its Media Representation

McDiarmid first appeared on the big screen in the fantasy picture Dragonslayer, released in 1981. After playing Emperor Palpatine in Return of the Jedi, he made his breakthrough after a few years.

Ian McDiarmid rose to prominence as Darth Sidious in the Star Wars prequel films The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. He also starred opposite Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd in The Phantom Menace.

In the video game adaptations of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, he also voiced Palpatine.
Ian McDiarmid has also appeared in a number of television shows. In 2005, he played Satan in a BBC Four radio drama based on John Milton’s Paradise Lost. In September 2016, he appeared in the audio podcast drama series Akiha Den Den.

Height And Net Worth

According to celebrity net worth, the successful Scottish actor and director Ian McDiarmid has a net worth of $10 million in 2018.

Here’s a rundown of his successful filmography:

YearMovieBudgetBox OfficeIMDb Rate
1983Return of the Jedi$32.5–42.7 million$475.1–572.7 million8.3
1983Gorky Park$6.5 million$15,856,0286.8
1988Dirty Rotten Scoundrels$42,039,0857.3
1999The Phantom Menace$115 million$1.027 billion6.5
1999Sleepy Hollow$100 million$206 million7.5
2002Attack of the Clones$115 million$649.4 million6.6
1988The Empire Strikes Back$18–33 million$534.1–538.4 million8.8
2005Revenge of the Sith$113 million$848.8 million7.6

Personal Experiences

Ian McDiarmid, the former director of London’s Almeida Theatre, has maintained a low-key personal life throughout his career. On social media, he isn’t exactly outgoing. As a result, there are many unanswered questions concerning his personal life, particularly his marriage, wife, and children.

Facts of Ian McDiarmid
Date of Birth:1944August-11
Age:77 years old
Height:5 Feet 10 Inch