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Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid [6]


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Born:August 11, 1944 (73)
Filmography Rating:7.58 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.85 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.68 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:77.60%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi [1983](39) => The Emperor
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace [1999](55) => Senator Palpatine
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones [2002](58) => Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi: Special Edition [2004](60) => The Emperor
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition [2004](60) => Emperor
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith [2005](61) => Supreme Chancellor Palpatine

Trivia that mentions this person:
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi [1983]
  • Originally, George Lucas was disapproving of Richard Marquand's choice in casting Ian McDiarmid as The Emperor. The choice eventually grew on Lucas, as he eventually went on to cast McDiarmid as the younger version of the same character in the next three episodes of the Saga.
  • Ian McDiarmid (The Emperor) and David Prowse (Darth Vader) have never met. Vader was played by fight double Bob Anderson for all of the camera shots in which Vader and the Emperor appeared at the same time.
    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace [1999]
  • The film contains no acting credit for the character of Darth Sidious, although he is played by Ian McDiarmid, who also plays Senator (and then later, Chancellor) Palpatine