He acted in Ariane Mnouchkine's play, "Mephisto," in an Oxford Playhouse Company production at the Round House Theatre in London, England with Clive Wood, Godfrey Jackman, Cleo Sylvestre, Alison Spiro, and Martyn Stanbridge in the cast. Gordon McDougall was director.
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That's a pattern I'm very happy with. I mean I take theater seriously and I am primarily a stage actor and every now and again a movie comes along and I'm happy to do it if the part's good.
His Star Wars character, Senator Palpatine, is believed to have been named after the character Senator Palantine, who appears in the film Taxi Driver
(1976). In Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
(2005), Palpatine conceals a lightsaber in his sleeve and brings the hilt into his hand when he is about to engage in a fight. As Travis Bickle, Robert De Niro
conceals his handgun likewise in
Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars films