Ian McDiarmid

1944 - Today

Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid (; born 11 August 1944) is a Scottish actor and director of stage and screen, best known for portraying Palpatine in the Star Wars film series. Making his stage debut in Hamlet in 1972, McDiarmid joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1974, and has since starred in a number of Shakespeare's plays. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ian McDiarmid has received more than 4,177,541 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 771st most popular actor.

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  • 4.2M

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  • 57.53

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  • 34

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.03

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Ian McDiarmid ranks 766 out of 8,832Before him are Rossana Podestà, Cybill Shepherd, Senta Berger, Amy Adams, Marty Feldman, and Inger Nilsson. After him are Maria Schneider, Ethan Hawke, Michael Palin, Candice Bergen, Yvette Guilbert, and Joan Plowright.

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Among people born in 1944, Ian McDiarmid ranks 90Before him are Nǃxau ǂToma, Karin Schubert, Antonio Damasio, Rudy Giuliani, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, and Patrick Depailler. After him are Michael Nyman, Jane Hawking, Keith Emerson, Andris Bērziņš, Leila Khaled, and Harold Ramis.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ian McDiarmid ranks 1,007 out of 5,347Before him are Æthelberht, King of Wessex (836), William Huggins (1824), Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond (1430), Ida Noddack (1896), Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (1936), and Marty Feldman (1934). After him are John Edensor Littlewood (1885), Michael Nyman (1944), Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset (1519), Jane Hawking (1944), Keith Emerson (1944), and Michael Palin (1943).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Ian McDiarmid ranks 120Before him are Ewan McGregor (1971), Denholm Elliott (1922), James Mason (1909), Kenneth Branagh (1960), Orlando Bloom (1977), and Marty Feldman (1934). After him are Michael Palin (1943), Joan Plowright (1929), Clive Owen (1964), Andy Serkis (1964), Stewart Granger (1913), and Rosemary Harris (1927).