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Ian McDiarmid
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Ian McDiarmid was born in Tayside, Scotland, in 1947. He studied for an M.A. in Clinical Psychology at The University of St Andrews, but eventually found that his calling was in theatre. He went to the Royal Academy in Glasgow, where he received the prestigious gold medal for his work. He now has a highly successful career as a theatre director, and from 1990 until his retirement in 2001 was Joint Artistic Director of London's Almeida Theatre in Islington. He and his co-director Jonathan Kent revived the Almeida and persuaded many Hollywood stars including Kevin Spacey, Ralph Fiennes and Anna Friel to tread the boards in their humble theatre. They won the coveted London Evening Standard Award in 1998 for their efforts. McDiarmid is also well known for his film and television appearances, and is perhaps most famous for his chilling performance as The Emperor in George Lucas's Star Wars films.

Ian McDiarmid stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
Return of the Jedi 1983 With Peter and Chris Hilton at Showcase Orange on Opening day 0000-00-00 ****
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 With Jessica 0000-00-00 ***
Sleepy Hollow 1999 w/ Suzy on DVD 2005-09-23 **
The Phantom Menace 1999 Milford Showcase with Chris Hilton 1999-05-19 ***
Attack of the Clones 2002 w/ Durkins, Scott, etc. at Showcase North Haven 2002-05-16 * 1/2
Revenge of the Sith 2005 Suzy, Kendra, Neil, Bob, Andrew, Ed, Marie at Branfrod Hoyts 2005-05-19 **
The Lost City of Z 2017 Suzy and Hanna 2017-09-01 * 1/2
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker 2019 MIddletown w/ Suzy, Hanna and Greg 2019-12-19 ** 1/2