Date of Birth : Apr 11th 1944
Scottish Tony Award-winning theatre actor and director, who has also made sporadic appearances on film and television. He has had a successful career in theatre; he has been cast in many plays, while occasionally directing others. Although McDiarmid has appeared mostly in theatrical productions, he has also accepted roles in theatrical films and TV movies. Worldwide, he is most famous for his role as Palpatine in both the original and prequel Star Wars trilogies.