Ian McDiarmid- Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Career

Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid is a Scottish actor and director who has been active in the entertainment industry since 1968. He began his career in theatre as an actor and director. In addition, he appeared in a number of stage productions, including Hamlet, Macbeth, In the Jungle of Cities, and many others.
He went on to appear in films and television shows. He is best known for playing Emperor Palpatine in the ‘Star Wars’ film series. Ian is a successful Scottish actor who has received numerous awards for his contributions to the industry.

Quick Facts

Real NameIan McDiarmid
Nick NameIan
Famous AsActor
Age80-years old
Birthday11 August 1944
BirthplaceCarnoustie, Scotland, United Kingdom
Zodiac SignLeo
Height5 ft 10 inches
Weight70 Kg
Body MeasurementsN/A
Biceps SizeN/A
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorGray
Shoe SizeN/A
Net Worth$10 million
HobbiesActing, Internet Surfing

Ian McDiarmid Biography

Ian McDiarmid was born in Carnoustie, Scotland, on August 11, 1944. On the internet, there is no more information about his family. He divides his time between London, New York, and Carnoustie, Scotland. He is also 80 years old and born under the sign of Leo.

 Ian McDiarmid Childhood/Education

When Ian McDiarmid was five years old, he became interested in theater. He did not study acting, however, because he was afraid of his father. He then went on to Queen’s College, where he earned an M.A. in Clinical Psychology. This institution is now known as the University of Dundee. Later, he enrolled at Glasgow’s Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where he studied acting.

Ian McDiarmid Height, Weight

Ian McDiarmid is of Scottish nationality and White ethnicity. He is an atheist and does not believe in any religion. Ian also stands 5 feet 10 inches (178cm/1.78m) tall and weighs around 70 kg (154lbs). He has a slim build and a narrow jawline. He also has a pair of blue eyes and gray hair.

Ian McDiarmid Posing With A Co-Star (Source: Instagram)

Ian McDiarmid Wife, Marriage

He has kept his personal life low-key. He prefers to keep his personal life out of the spotlight, which is why there are many unanswered questions about his marriage, children, and affairs.


In 1976, Ian McDiarmid made his film debut as Vicar in ‘The Likely Lads.’ In 1980, he appeared in ‘Sir Henry at Rawlinson End,’ ‘The Awakening,’ and ‘Richard’s Things.’ Similarly, he had his main role in the film series ‘Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi’ in 1983, where he played Emperor. In the same year, he appeared as Professor Andreev in ‘Gorky Park.’ Furthermore, he reprised his role as Senator Palpatine / Darth Sidious in ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’ in 1999. Ian also played Palpatine in the films ‘Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones’ in 2002, ‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’ in 2005, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in 2015, and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ in 2019.

His other notable roles include ‘Elizabeth’ in 2005, ‘City of Vice’ in 2008, and ‘Margaret’ in 2009. He appeared in these series alongside Hugh Dancy, Helen Mirren, Iain Glen, James Fox, Robert Hardy, and many others. Following that, he appeared in the 2014 series ’37 Days’ as Sir Edward Grey and ‘Utopia’ as Anton. Similarly, he provided voices for ‘Star Wars Rebels’ in 2018 and ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ in 2020. In 2021, he will appear as a voice actor in the animated series ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch.’

Ian McDiarmid’s Net Worth in 2024

As of February 2024, Ian McDiarmid’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. He is a Scottish professional actor who is living a lavishing lifestyleJanuary