He directed Howard Barker's play, "A Hard Heart," at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Angela Down, Anna Massey, James Clyde, Ewan Hooper, Richard Mayes, and Simon Bates in the cast.
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And then of course I thought Palpatine was a pretty good character. I like the notion that he didn't have any psychological subtlety or depth, that he was just solidly evil and the dirtiest word in his vocabulary was 'friend'. I thought that was terrific.
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