Date of Birth: 08/11/1944
Place of birth: Carnoustie
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Ian McDiarmid was born in the Scottish city of Dundee (according to other sources - in Karnostae) (United Kingdom). He became interested in theater from a young age. He studied social sciences at the University of St. Andrew`s, but decided that the psychologist`s career was not for him, Makdayarmid entered the acting path. Attend a course at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, he began to play in different troupes of Scotland and England, and eventually took to the stage of the Royal Shakespeare. Among his theatrical works a variety of roles in the plays of classical and contemporary repertoire - "Ivanov," "Tartuffe," "Henry the V", "Danton," "The Merchant of Venice," "Peer Gynt", "Plaut` Meduzy`, "" Edward II ". In 1990, Ian McDiarmid was the artistic director of London`s "Almeida", and in no small part due to his efforts, the theater has become one of the leading creative teams. In 1998, he and Jonathan Kent - the second leader of "Almeida" - was awarded the annual prize "Evening Standard" for achievements in the field of theater.
With television actor began working in the late 1970s, playing a small role in the series "The Professionals". In the movie, he made his debut in 1980, but his first major - and most vibrant - role became Emperor Palpatine in "Return of the Jedi" - the final part of the classic trilogy of George Lucas` "Star Wars." Other film credits Ian Makdayarmida can call Detective "Gorky Park", a historical tape "Royal mercy", a mystical thriller Tim Burton`s "Sleepy Hollow."
1. Gorky Park - 1983 (Detective)
2. Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of Judy - 1983 (Science Fiction / Fantasy)
3. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - 1988 (comedy)
4. Royal mercy - 1995 (History / Biography)
5. Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace - 1999 (Science Fiction / Fantasy)
6. Sleepy Hollow - 1999 (Horror / Mystery)
7. Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones - 2002 (Science Fiction / Fantasy)