Ian McDiarmid is a Scottish actor and stage director best known for his portrayal of the character Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious in the Star Wars film franchise. His other film and television appearances include the 1999 supernatural horror film Sleepy Hollow and the crime drama television series City of Vice. In addition to his screen and television work, he has also won acclaim for his work in theatre.
As a stage actor and director, he has won numerous honors and awards, including a Laurence Olivier Award in 1982, a Critics' Circle Theatre Award in 2001 and a Tony Award in 2006.
Fearing that his father would disapprove of him choosing acting over pursuing a higher education, he was forced to attend the University of St Andrews, where he eventually earned a Master’s degree in clinical psychology.
is a famous Scottish actor,
who was born on
August 11, 1944. As a person born on this date, Ian McDiarmid is listed in our database as the 19th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 11) and the 64th most popular for the year (1944).
People born on August 11
fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.
Ian McDiarmid is the 586th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Ian McDiarmid's birthday, Ian McDiarmid is the 51st most famous Scottish.
In general, Ian McDiarmid ranks as the 6844th
most popular famous person, and the 1279th most popular actor of all time.
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