Attack of the Clones, Chancellor Palpatine, Darth Sidious, Emperor, Episode I, Episode II, Episode III, Episode V, Episode VI, Ian McDiarmid, Return of the Jedi, Revenge of the Sith, The Empire Strikes Back, The Phantom Menace
Once more, the Sith will rule the galaxy! And… we shall have Peace.
– Darth Sidious, Revenge of the Sith
Today we celebrate Ian McDiarmid at his 71st birthday (born 1944)
Ian McDiarmid was born in Tayside, Scotland and he played Chancellor Palpatine in The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith and he played the Emperor in The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and Revenge of the Sith.
Here are three interviews with Ian McDiarmid where he talk about playing his iconic character
Palpatine is the man evolving from being a senator from Naboo to become the emperor of the galaxy. But all the time he is Darth Sidious planning his career carefully.