Actor, theatre director
Ian McDiarmid (məkˈdɜrmɨd; born 11 August 1944) is a Scottish theatre actor and director, who has also made sporadic appearances on television, and appeared in 47 films since 1976. Internationally, he is most famous for his role as Palpatine in the Star Wars film series. Wikipedia
Born: 11th August, 1944, Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland
Height: 5' 10" (178 cm)
Claim to Fame: Supreme Chancellor Palpatine / The Emperor on Star Wars
Attended the University of St. Andrews where he pursued an M.A. in clinical psychology & the Royal Academy in Glasgow
Appears in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) with Frank Oz, and then in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), which Oz directed. These films were later turned into an NPR radio broadcast and a Broadway musical, respectively. John Lithgow appeared in both.