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Ian McDiarmid

McDiarmid in 2005 at a premiere of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
Born August 11, 1944 (1944-08-11) (age 62)
Flag of Scotland CarnoustieAngus,
Scotland
Notable roles Palpatine in
the Star Wars trilogies
Teddy in Faith Healer
Tony Awards
Best Featured Actor in a Play
2006 - Faith Healer

Ian McDiarmid (born August 11, 1944) is a Tony Award-winning Scottish actor born in Carnoustie. He has had a successful career in theatre; he has been cast in many plays, while occasionally directing others. From 1990 until 2001, he served with Jonathan Kent as artistic director of the now prestigious Almeida Theatre, thanks largely to both their efforts. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... The Royal Burgh of Carnoustie (Gaelic: Càrn Fheusda) is a burgh in the council area of Angus, Scotland. ... Angus (Aonghas in Gaelic) is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland, and a lieutenancy area. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic)1 Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe that was created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the late 1970s. ... Faith healing is the use of solely spiritual means in treating disease, which, in some cases, is accompanied with the refusal of modern medical techniques. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... A Tony Award for the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play has been awarded since 1949. ... Faith healing is the use of solely spiritual means in treating disease, which, in some cases, is accompanied with the refusal of modern medical techniques. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic)1 Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... The Royal Burgh of Carnoustie is a burgh in the council area of Angus, Scotland. ... Jonathan Kent (born 1946, South Africa) is an English theatre director and opera director. ... Founded in 1980, the Almeida Theatre has become one of the key theatres in London. ...


Although McDiarmid has appeared mostly in theatrical productions, he has also accepted roles in theatrical films and TV movies. Worldwide, he is most famous for his role as Palpatine in both the original and prequel Star Wars trilogies. Film may refer to: photographic film a motion picture in academics, the study of motion pictures as an art form a thin skin or membrane, or any covering or coating, whether transparent or opaque a thin layer of liquid, either on a solid or liquid surface or free-standing Film... “Telefilm” redirects here. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Return of the Jedi is the third film of the original trilogy. ... The Prequel trilogy (often PT) is a term often used to descibe the first three films of the Star Wars saga. ... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe that was created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the late 1970s. ...

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Early life and education

McDiarmid became a theatre aficionado when he was only five years old, when his father took him to see an act by the name of Tommy Morgan in a theatre located in Dundee. According to McDiarmid: For other uses, see Dundee (disambiguation). ...

It sort of fascinated me, and it also scared me. All those lights, all that make-up. I said to myself, 'I don't know what this is, but I want it.'[1]

However, fearing that his father wouldn't approve of his aspiration to be an actor, McDiarmid attended the University of St Andrews, where he received a degree in psychology, as well as an M.A. in social science.[1] Soon after, he decided to pursue a career in the theatre instead, and took acting training courses at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. In 1968, McDiarmid received a gold medal for his work. This would later prove to be the first of many recognitions given to him for his work in the theatre. McDiarmid claimed he became its recipient "by doing all the boring jobs you have to do when you are young, to eke out an existence."[2] St Marys College Bute Medical School St Leonards College[5][6] Affiliations 1994 Group Website http://www. ... Psychology is an academic or applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes such as perception, cognition, emotion, personality, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. ... A Master of Arts in Scotland is an undergraduate academic degree in humanities and social sciences awarded by the five ancient universities. ... The social sciences are groups of academic disciplines that study the human aspects of the world. ... The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), founded in 1845 as the Scottish National Academy of Music, is a university of music and drama in Glasgow, Scotland. ... Glaswegian redirects here. ... Gold Medal is an album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004. ...


Theatrical work

McDiarmid is renowned for his work in British theatre, having won plaudits as an actor and director from a wide variety of sources. He has starred in a variety of Shakespearean plays, including Hamlet (1972), The Tempest (1974, 2000), Much Ado About Nothing (1976), The Merchant of Venice (1984), and King Lear (2005). While at the Almedia, he directed plays such as Venice Preserv'd (1986) and Hippolytus (1991).[3] William Shakespeare—born April 1564; baptised April 26, 1564; died April 23, 1616 (O.S.), May 3, 1616 (N.S.)—has a reputation as the greatest of all writers in English. ... Hamlet and Horatio in the cemetery by Eugène Delacroix For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... The Tempest is a comedy by William Shakespeare. ... Title page of the first quarto (1600) Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare. ... Title page of the first quarto (1600) The Merchant of Venice is one of William Shakespeares best-known plays, written sometime between 1596 and 1598. ... King Lear and the Fool in the Storm by William Dyce (1806-1864) King Lear is generally regarded as one of William Shakespeares greatest tragedies. ... Venice Preservd is an English Restoration play written by Thomas Otway, and the most significant tragedy of the English stage in the 1680s. ... Euripides wrote two tragedies dealing with the myth of Hippolytus, which in ancient times were distinguished as: Hippolytus Veiled, or Hippolytos Kalyptomenos, or Hippolytos with his head covered Hippolytus Bearer of the Garland, or Hippolytos Stephanephoros, or Hippolytus with a garland Only the latter survives. ...


In 2001, McDiarmid won Almedia Theatre's Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his role as Teddy in a revival of Brian Friel's Faith Healer. Five years later in 2006, he reprised this role in his debut on Broadway.[4] Directed by Kent, he performed alongside Ralph Fiennes and Cherry Jones, and won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.[5] He has appeared most recently in the title role of John Gabriel Borkman running at the Donmar Theatre in London. A revival is a restaging of a former hit play at a later date. ... Brian Friel (born January 9, 1929) is a playwright and director from Northern Ireland. ... Faith healing is the use of solely spiritual means in treating disease, which, in some cases, is accompanied with the refusal of modern medical techniques. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... Ralph Fiennes, (IPA: ), born 22 December 1962 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England), is a Tony Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated and Genie Award-nominated English actor. ... Cherry Jones with Gabriel Byrne on the poster for the 2000 Broadway revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten Cherry Jones (born November 21, 1956) is a Tony Award-winning American actress. ... A Tony Award for the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play has been awarded since 1949. ... John Gabriel Borkman is the penultimate composition of the great Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, written in 1896. ...


One theatrical performance of note is his portrayal of Harry Hackamore in Sam Shepard's play Seduced. By McDiarmid's own description, Hackamore was a Howard Hughes-type character. To play the part, he was made-up in prosthetics, including a false beard and long fingernails, to resemble Hackamore. McDiarmid was only 37 at the time, and this convinced George Lucas and Richard Marquand that he could convincingly play a much older character in extreme cinematic close-up, which helped him land the role of Palpatine.[6] Actor Sam Shepard mulls over a scene in the motion picture Stealth, while filming on June 15, 2004, aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. ... For the Welsh murderer, see Howard Hughes (murderer). ... A United States soldier demonstrates Foosball with two prosthetic limbs In medicine, a prosthesis is an artificial extension that replaces a missing part of the body. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Richard Marquand (April 17, 1938 - September 4, 1987) was a Welsh film director. ...


Almeida Theatre

From 1990 until 2001, McDiarmid and Jonathan Kent served as the artistic directors of the Almeida Theatre, located in the Islington district of London. In 1998 they shared the Special Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Achievement of the Year.[5] Their tenure was marked by a string of highly successful performances involving 'big name' actors usually seen in films such as Kevin Spacey and Ralph Fiennes.[7] Islington is an inner-city district in north London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Kevin Spacey (born Kevin Spacey Fowler[1] on July 26, 1959) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor (film and stage) and director. ... Ralph Fiennes, (IPA: ), born 22 December 1962 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England), is a Tony Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated and Genie Award-nominated English actor. ...


BBC

In 2005 McDiarmid portrayed the part of Satan in the 41 part BBC4 radio drama based on John Milton's Paradise Lost, which was recently re-broadcast on BBC7. [8] For other uses, see Satan (disambiguation). ... BBC Four is a BBC television channel available to digital TV (Freeview, satellite and UK. Contents // Categories: Stub | BBC television channels | British TV channels ... Radio drama is a form of audio storytelling broadcast on radio. ... For other persons named John Milton, see John Milton (disambiguation). ... Title page of the first edition (1667) Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. ... BBC 7 is a digital radio station broadcasting comedy, drama, and childrens programming 24 hours a day. ...


Work in Star Wars

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Ian McDiarmid as Senator Palpatine in The Phantom Menace.
Ian McDiarmid as Senator Palpatine in The Phantom Menace.
Further information: Ian McDiarmid as Palpatine

After a minor part in the film Dragonslayer, McDiarmid was cast by George Lucas in Return of the Jedi as Emperor Palpatine, the principal villain. Sixteen years after appearing in Return of the Jedi, he reprised the role as a younger Senator and Chancellor in the Star Wars prequel films. McDiarmid has the distinction of being the only Star Wars actor to reprise his role of a human character, an opportunity that he attributes to having been much younger than his character the first time he played the part. This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... Before his rise to power, Palpatine was an unassuming yet ambitious Senator in the Galactic Republic. ... Before his rise to power, Palpatine was an unassuming yet ambitious Senator in the Galactic Republic. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Dragonslayer is a 1981 fantasy movie set in medieval Britain. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... Supreme Chancellor (usually just Chancellor) is the title of the Head of State of the Galactic Republic of the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


The prequels had him play two faces to his character; he re-created his diabolical interpretation of Palpatine from Return of the Jedi when playing Darth Sidious, the Chancellor's Sith Lord alter ego, but created an attractive, pleasant, and seductive character in Palpatine's public persona. While he had previously achieved little recognition for this role, due to the extensive prosthetics used for the character which made him unrecognizable, he received widespread attention and critical acclaim for his expanded role in the prequels.[5] In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Sith were a humanoid race who were enslaved by a group of warrior priests who follow the dark side of the Force and serve as the evil counterparts to the Jedi. ... Alter Ego has multiple meanings: Alter Ego is a game for the Commodore 64 computer. ...


In the 2004 re-release of The Empire Strikes Back, a brief scene between Darth Vader and a hologram of Emperor Palpatine was updated to have him depicted by McDiarmid (the Emperor was originally voiced by Clive Revill for that scene and the face on the projector was that of a woman wearing prosthetic makeup and chimpanzee eyes replacing normal human ones).[9] With this addition to The Empire Strikes Back, McDiarmid has now appeared in every film version in which Palpatine appears. The following are partial lists of changes in Star Wars re-releases. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... This article is about the photographic technique. ... Clive Selsby Revill (born April 18, 1930 in Wellington, New Zealand) is an experienced character actor who has made more than 50 films and TV movies and whose work has ranged from theatrical blockbusters to stage classics. ...

Spoilers end here.

Selected filmography

Theatrical films

McDiarmid has said that he is first and foremost a stage actor, but he's happy to work in a movie production if the part is good.[6] Here's a selected list of films McDiarmid has accepted roles in thus far:

Year Film Role
1976 The Likely Lads Vicar
1981 Dragonslayer Brother Jacobus
1983 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Emperor Palpatine
1983 Gorky Park Prof. Andreev
1988 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Arthur
1995 Restoration Ambrose
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Senator/Supreme Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious
1999 Sleepy Hollow Dr. Thomas Lancaster
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Supreme Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious
2004 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (DVD) Emperor Palpatine (footage with Ian McDiarmid playing this role was shot and added to a rerelease of the 1980 film in 2004)
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Supreme Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious

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TV films

Year Film Role
1979 Macbeth Ross & the Porter
1995 Annie: A Royal Adventure! Dr. Eli Eon
1996 Hillsborough Dr. Popper
1997 Rebecca Coroner
1999 Great Expectations Jaggers
1999 All the King's Men Rev. Pierrepoint Edwards
2003 Charles II: The Power and The Passion Edward Hyde
2005 Elizabeth I Lord Burghley

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Awards and nominations

Year Award Work
1982 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a New Play (won) Insignificance
1985 Time Out Award for Directing (won) Scenes From An Execution
1990 Time Out Award for Directing (won) Volpone
1991 Observer Award for Outstanding Achievement for Ten Years of Presenting Irish Drama (nominated) Volpone, The Rehearsal, and Betrayal Field
1995 Manchester Evening News Award for Best Actor (won) Hated Nightfall
1998 Special Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Achievement of the Year (shared with Jonathan Kent)
2001 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards for Best Theatre Actor (won) Faith Healer
2002 Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Actor (won) Faith Healer
2004 Manchester Evening News Award for Best Actor (won)
Theatrical Management Association Theatre Award for Best Actor (won)
Henry IV
2005 Theatrical Management Association Theatre Award for Best Actor (won) King Lear
2006 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance (nominated)
Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play (nominated)
Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance (won)
Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play (won)
Faith Healer

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References

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b Simon Hattenstone (2001-12-17). Force for change. The Guardian. Retrieved on 2006-08-27.
  2. ^ Star Wars Actors Database at Nerf-Herders-Anonymous.net; last accessed August 23, 2006.
  3. ^ Ian McDiarmid's stage credits at Broadway.com; last accessed November 27, 2006.
  4. ^ Simi Horwitz (2001-9-5). The Emperor's New Role. BackStage. Retrieved on 2006-10-24.
  5. ^ a b c Ian McDiarmid at Hollywood.com; last accessed October 23, 2006.
  6. ^ a b Ian McDiarmid at the Internet Movie Database; last accessed August 26, 2006.
  7. ^ Fiachra Gibbons (2001-9-5). Celebrated double act quits Almeida theatre. The Guardian. Retrieved on 2006-10-23.
  8. ^ Ed Pettit (2006-11-23). Of Man's first disobedience. Retrieved on 2007-02-10.
  9. ^ Palpatine, at the Star Wars Databank; last accessed October 22, 2006.

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Interviews

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External links

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Fan and tribute sites

Biographical sites

  • Bio from the official Star Wars site
  • Bio from Hollywood.com
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NAME McDiarmid, Ian
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION British actor
DATE OF BIRTH 1944-08-11
PLACE OF BIRTH Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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