On This Day … 11 August [2022]


People (Births)

  • 1944 ā€“ Ian McDiarmid, Scottish actor.

Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid (born 11 August 1944) is a Scottish actor and director of stage and screen, best known for portraying the villain Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series.

Making his stage debut in Hamlet in 1972, McDiarmid joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1974, and has since starred in a number of Shakespeare’s plays. He has received an Olivier Award for Best Actor and a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his stage performances.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.