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Nationality United-kingdomBirth 11 august 1944
Laurence Olivier Award
Ian McDiarmid (/məkˈdɜrmɨd/; born 11 August 1944) is a Scottish character actor and director. He has appeared in 47 films since 1976. Internationally, he is most famous for his role as the Emperor Palpatine, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, in the Star Wars film series.