STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 768 this week

Ian McDiarmid


Ian McDiarmid was born on August 11, 1944 in Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland. He studied for a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, but eventually found that his calling was in theatre. He went to the Royal Academy in Glasgow, where he received the prestigious gold medal for his work. He now has a highly ... See full bio »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View agent

What Movies Are Coming This Summer?

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Superheroes, swimsuits, and special operatives await you in our Summer Movie Guide. Plan your season and take note of the hotly anticipated indie, foreign, and documentary releases, too.

Check out our Summer Movie Guide

Photos We Love From Comic-Con

View some of the photos that had our imaginations racing at San Diego Comic-Con.

View more Photos We Love

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 people
created 15 Sep 2011
 
a list of 45 images
created 24 Aug 2012
 
a list of 21 people
created 18 Dec 2015
 
a list of 24 people
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 42 people
created 5 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Ian McDiarmid's work have you seen?

User Polls

2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
(2005)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Supreme Chancellor Palpatine
(2002)

Filmography

Jump to: Actor | Thanks | Self | Archive footage
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (48 credits)
 2016 The Lost City of Z
Sir George Goldie
 2014 Utopia (TV Series)
Anton
- Episode #2.6 (2014) ... Anton
- Episode #2.5 (2014) ... Anton
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... Anton
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... Anton
- Episode #2.2 (2014) ... Anton
 2014 37 Days (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Grey
 2009 The Odds (Short)
 2009 Margaret (TV Movie)
Denis Thatcher
 2005 Elizabeth I (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Burghley
 2005 Our Hidden Lives (TV Movie)
B. Charles
 2005 Star Wars: A Musical Journey (Video)
Host
 2004 MI-5 (TV Series)
Prof. Fred Roberts
- Episode #3.2 (2004) ... Prof. Fred Roberts (uncredited)
 2003 The Last King (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Edward Hyde
 2002 Crime and Punishment (TV Movie)
Porfiry
 1999 All the King's Men (TV Movie)
Rev. Pierrepoint Edwards
 1999 Great Expectations (TV Movie)
Jaggers
 1997 An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (TV Series)
Ronald Callender
- Sacrifice (1997) ... Ronald Callender
 1997 Touching Evil (TV Series)
Ronald Hinks
- Through the Clouds: Part 2 (1997) ... Ronald Hinks
- Through the Clouds: Part 1 (1997) ... Ronald Hinks
 1997 Rebecca (TV Mini-Series)
Coroner
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Coroner
 1996 Hillsborough (TV Movie)
Doctor Popper, Coroner
 1996 Cold Lazarus (TV Mini-Series)
Oliver Morse
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Oliver Morse
 1996 Karaoke (TV Mini-Series)
Oliver Morse
- Thursday (1996) ... Oliver Morse
- Wednesday (1996) ... Oliver Morse
- Tuesday (1996) ... Oliver Morse
 1995 Restoration
Ambrose
 1995 Annie: A Royal Adventure! (TV Movie)
Dr. Eli Eon
 1993 Selected Exits (TV Movie)
George Devine
 1993 Heart of Darkness (TV Movie)
Doctor
 1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (TV Series)
Prof. Levi
- Paris, October 1916 (1993) ... Prof. Levi
 1991 Chernobyl: The Final Warning (TV Movie)
Dr. Vatisenko
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Murgatroyd
- Pity in History (1985) ... Murgatroyd
 1981 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Fedka
- Last Night Another Dissident... (1981) ... Fedka
 1981 Dragonslayer
Brother Jacopus
 1980 Sir Henry at Rawlinson End
Reg Smeeton
 1980 Richard's Things
Burglar
 1980 The Awakening
Dr. Richter
 1976 The Likely Lads
Vicar
 1976 Red Letter Day (TV Series)
Blade
- Amazing Stories (1976) ... Blade
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (13 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in David Edgar's play, "Destiny," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Michael Pennington, Greg Hicks, John Nettles, Bob Peck, and Cherie Lunghi in the cast. Ron Daniels was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't do the signings and public appearances. A lot of people do and make a lot of money out of them - and good luck to them. I'm not ruling it out forever, though. One day I may be really poor. See more »

Trivia:

Currently starring in the Donmar Warehouse production "Henry IV", now showing at The Bristol Old Vic in Bristol, England. See more »

Trademark:

Often uses a soft-spoken, accented voice See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

Contribute to This Page