Ian McDiarmid



  • Birth Place: Carnoustie, Scotland
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/17/1944, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Ian McDiarmid Fast Facts:
  • Became enamored of acting and the theater at age 5 after his parents took him to see a variety show in Dundee.
  • First acting experience was a role in a primary-school production of The Waltzing Matilda.
  • Performed with Glasgow's Citizens Theatre during the early 1970s.
  • Served as joint artistic director (with Jonathan Kent) of the Almeida Theatre in London from 1990 to 2002.
  • Knew he'd landed a part in Return of the Jedi when George Lucas complimented his nose.
  • Ian McDiarmid Awards:
  • 2006 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
  • College:
  • University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland (MA in Clinical Psychology); Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, Scotland

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