McDiarmid, Ian 1947-
McDiarmid, Ian 1947-
Born April 17, 1947, in Dundee, Scotland. Education: Attended Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, Scotland, 1968.
Office—Almeida Theatre, Almeida St., Islington, London N.1, England.
Actor and director. Almeida Theatre, London, joint artistic director, 1990—.
Special Evening Standard Award, theatrical achievement, 1998; London Critics Circle Award, best theatre actor, 2001; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice movie bad guy, 2005, Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Films, 2006, both for Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith; Antoinette Perry Award, best performance by a featured actor in a play, 2006, for Faith Healer.
Pronos, And They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers, Open Space Theatre, London, 1973.
J. Finnay (the Worm), In the Jungle of the Cities, Place Theatre, London, 1973.
Second servant, Macbeth, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, England, 1973, then Bankside Globe Theatre, London, 1973.
Elbow, Measure for Measure, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-on-Avon, England, 1974.
Sergeant, Macbeth, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1975.
Ross, Macbeth, Royal Shakespeare Company, Other Place Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, England, 1976.
Turner, Destiny, Royal Shakespeare Company, Other Place Theatre, 1976.
Comic, Dingo, Royal Shakespeare Company, Other Place Theatre, 1976.
Goebbels and Bruttschneider, Schweyk in the Second World War, Royal Shakespeare Company, Other Place Theatre, 1976, then Warehouse Theatre, London, 1977.
Don John, Much Ado About Nothing, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, 1976, then Aldwych Theatre, 1977.
McPhee, That Good Between Us, Royal Shakespeare Company, Warehouse Theatre, 1977.
Ross and porter, Macbeth, Royal Shakespeare Company, Warehouse Theatre, 1977.
Rigault, The Days of the Commune, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1977.
Comic, Dingo, Royal Shakespeare Company, Warehouse Theatre, 1978.
Ivanov, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1978.
Hendrick Hofgen, Mephisto, Oxford Playhouse Company, Round House Theatre, London, 1981.
Trench and Terry, The Worlds, New Half Moon Theatre, London, 1981.
Ezra Pound, Ezra, New Half Moon Theatre, 1981.
Professor, Insignificance, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1982.
John Tagg, The Party, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Center Theatre, London, 1985.
Chorus, Henry V, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Center Theatre, 1985.
Monster, "Red, Black, and Ignorant," first man, "Tin Can People," and officer and middle-aged man, "Great Peace," The War Plays, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Center Theatre, 1985.
Hacker, Crimes in Hot Countries, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Center Theatre, 1985.
Stucley, The Castle, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Center Theatre, 1985.
Tom Downchild, Downchild, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Center Theatre, 1985.
Cambyses, old farmer, and Llyr, The Saxon Shore, Almeida Theatre Company, Almeida Theatre, London, 1986.
Gustav, Creditors, Almeida Theatre Company, Almeida Theatre, 1986.
Maximilian Robespierre, The Danton Affair, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, 1986.
King Philip II of Spain, Don Carlos, Royal Exchange Theatre, 1987.
Bradley, The Black Prince, Aldwych Theatre, 1989.
Vulpine Volpone, Volpone, Almeida Theatre Company, Almeida Theatre, 1990.
Barabas, The Jew of Malta, Almeida Theatre, 1999.
Prospero, The Tempest, Almeida Theatre, 2000-2001.
Stevens, The Remains of the Day, 2003.
Teddy, Faith Healer, Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 2006.
Don Juan, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England, 1988.
The Possibilities, Almeida Theatre Company, Almeida Theatre, London, 1988.
Scenes from an Execution, Almeida Theatre, 1990.
Vicar, The Likely Lads, EMI, 1976.
Dr. Richter, The Awakening, Warner Bros., 1980.
Reg Smeeton, Sir Henry at Rawlinson End, Charisma, 1980.
Brother Jacobus, Dragonslayer, Paramount, 1981.
Burglar, Richard's Things, New World, 1981.
Professor Andreev, Gorky Park, Rank, 1983.
Emperor Palpatine, Return of the Jedi (also known as Star Wars: Episode VI—Return of the Jedi), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.
Arthur, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Orion, 1988.
Ambrose, Restoration, 1995.
Senator Palpatine/Darth Sidious, Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace (also known as The Phantom Menace and Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.
Dr. Thomas Lancaster, Sleepy Hollow, Paramount, 1999.
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Star Wars: Episode II— Attack of the Clones (also known Attack of the Clones, Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience, Star Wars II and Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones), Twentieth-Century Fox, 2002.
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Star Wars: Episode III— Revenge of the Sith (also known Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith), Twentieth-Century Fox, 2005.
Television Appearances; Movies:
The porter, Macbeth, 1979.
Murgatroyd, Pity in History, BBC, 1985.
Dr. Vatisenko, Chernobyl: The Final Warning (also known as Final Warning), TNT, 1991.
Doctor, Heart of Darkness, TNT, 1994.
Eli Eon, Annie: A Royal Adventure, ABC, 1995.
Rasputin, HBO, 1996.
Dr. Popper, Hillsborough (also known as Inquest), Bravo, 1996.
Rasputin, HBO, 1996.
Coroner, Rebecca, 1997.
William Cecil, Elizabeth I, Channel 4 and BBC, 2005.
B. Charles, Our Hidden Lives, BBC 4, 2005.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
The Modern World: Ten Great Writers, 1988.
Oliver Morse, Karaoke, 1996.
Professor Ronald Hinks, Touching Evil, PBS, 1997.
Rolland Callender, Sacrifice, PBS, 1998.
Porfiry, Crime and Punishment, BBC, 2002.
Sir Edward Hyde, Charles II: The Power & the Passion (also known as Charles II and The Last King), Arts and Entertainment, 2003.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Refuse to Dance: The Theatre of Howard Barker, 1986.
Hugo de Vries, Masonic Mysteries, PBS, 1992.
George Devine, Selected Exits, PBS, 1993.
Oliver Morse, Cold Lazarus, Bravo, 1996.
Ronald Callender, "The Sacrifice," An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, PBS, 1998.
Jaggers, Great Expectations, PBS, 1999.
Reverend Pierrepoint Edwards, All the King's Men, PBS, 1999.
The Making of "Charles II," 2003.
"Star Wars": Feel the Force, 2005.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Mickey Hamilton, "The Madness of Mickey Hamilton," The Professionals, 1979.
Fedka, "Last Night Another Dissident," ITV Playhouse, ITV, 1981.
Hugo De Vries, "Masonic Mysteries," Inspector Morse, 1990.
Professor Levi, "Paris, October 1916," The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, 1993.
Professor Fred Roberts, "The Sleeper," Spooks (also known as MI-5), 2004.
GMTV, ITV, 2006.
Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend, Paramount, 2000.
It's All for Real: The Stunts of Episode III, Twentieth-Century Fox, 2005.
Voice of Emperor Palpatine, Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 1994.
Voice of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith, LucasArts, 2005.
Voice of Emperor Palpatine, Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, LucasArts, 2006.
New Statesman, December 18, 2000, pp. 41.
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