He acted in Charles Wood's play, "Dingo," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Greg Hicks, Richard Griffiths, and Alfred Molina in the cast. Barry Kyle was director.
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[on digitally replacing Clive Revill
in the DVD release of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
(1980)] George felt that it was just and proper. When he made Empire, we hadn't met, and he didn't have a particular idea of who would play the Emperor or how the character would develop. And he had no notion that he would do the backstory - Episodes I, II, and III. So whoever played the ...
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