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Ian McDiarmid

 
Date of Birth: August 11, 1944 (78)

Birth Place: Carnoustie, SCOTLAND

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2014
Lionel
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Teddy

Photos



Full cast and crew for the benefit

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08/04/2006


Ian McDiarmid

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05/18/2006


Ralph Fiennes & Ian McDiarmid

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05/18/2006


Ian McDiarmid, Cherry Jones and Ralph Fiennes

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05/06/2006


Ian McDiarmid, Cherry Jones, Ralph Fiennes

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05/04/2006

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2014
Lionel

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Teddy


Ian McDiarmid Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Ian McDiarmid, Faith Healer
 
Theatre World Awards - 2006 - Performance Gold Star
Ian McDiarmid, Faith Dealer
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Ian McDiarmid, Faith Healer
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1998 - Theatrical Achievement Gold Star
Ian McDiarmid
 
Olivier Awards - 1983 - Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role
Ian McDiarmidTales From Hollywood
 
Olivier Awards - 1982 - Actor of the Year in a New Play Gold Star
Ian McDiarmidInsignificance

Ian McDiarmid News

Dates and Venue Announced for ORLANDO Starring Emma Corrin Photo Dates and Venue Announced for ORLANDO Starring Emma Corrin
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 19, 2022

The Michael Grandage Company announced that their production of Orlando opens at the Garrick Theatre on 5 December 2022, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 25 February 2023. 

Michael Grandage Will Direct Emma Corrin in Neil Bartlett's New Version of Virginia W Photo Michael Grandage Will Direct Emma Corrin in Neil Bartlett's New Version of Virginia Woolf's Novel ORLANDO
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2022

The Michael Grandage Company has announced that Emma Corrin will return to the London stage as the title role in Orlando, from the novel by Virginia Woolf in a new version by Neil Bartlett. Michael Grandage directs, reuniting him with Corrin, following their recent collaboration on the feature film My Policeman for Amazon.

BWW Exclusive: A History of ANNIE on Broadway and Beyond Photo BWW Exclusive: A History of ANNIE on Broadway and Beyond
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 2, 2021

Tonight, NBC will air its sixth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, Hairspray, and Jesus Christ Superstar, the peacock network will be presenting Annie. Based on Harold Gray's comic strip titled Little Orphan Annie, this musical tells the story of a little orphan with equal measures of pluck and positivity who charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in New York City in the year 1933.

Belinda Lang to Direct THE CHILDREN at Salisbury Playhouse Photo Belinda Lang to Direct THE CHILDREN at Salisbury Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021

With the UK tour of the world première of Julian Barnes’ The Lemon Table starring Ian McDiarmid and directed by Michael Grandage recently finished, Wiltshire Creative today announced that Belinda Lang will direct a new production of Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children at Salisbury Playhouse in April 2022.

Guest Blog: Madeleine Worrall on THE TEMPEST on BBC Radio 3 Photo Guest Blog: Madeleine Worrall on THE TEMPEST on BBC Radio 3
by Guest Author - Nov 5, 2021

I don‚Äôt know why I‚Äôm starting this article with an admission that I had never really been ‚Äėthat into Shakespeare‚Äô. It is the sort of casual assertion which leaves a ghostly trail of incredulous disappointment upon the face of the poor actor you have annointed your confessor - they will never really respect you again.

BWW Review: THE LEMON TABLE, Salisbury Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE LEMON TABLE, Salisbury Playhouse
by Cheryl Markosky - Oct 23, 2021

When Booker Prize-winner Julian Barnes saw The Lemon Table early in its world premiere run, he gave his seal of approval to the adaptation of his short stories. A fine accolade for adaptor and star Ian McDiarmid, best known for his role as Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars films, Olivier and Tony award-winning performances, and 12 years as the Almeida Theatre’s artistic director.

Wiltshire Creative Announces Spring 2022 At Salisbury Playhouse And Salisbury Arts Ce Photo Wiltshire Creative Announces Spring 2022 At Salisbury Playhouse And Salisbury Arts Centre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2021

Following the re-opening of Salisbury Playhouse with John Godber's September in the Rain, and Ian McDiarmid and Michael Grandage in rehearsals for the world première of Julian Barnes' The Lemon Table, Artistic Director Gareth Machin and Executive Director Sebastian Warrack today announce the Spring 2022 season at Wiltshire Creative.

Guest Blog: Gareth Machin, Artistic Director of Wiltshire Creative, On Reopening Sali Photo Guest Blog: Gareth Machin, Artistic Director of Wiltshire Creative, On Reopening Salisbury Playhouse
by Guest Author - Sep 28, 2021

In the words of Cosmo Brown, 'Make 'em laugh' - and how life-affirming to hear waves of laughter ripple through Salisbury Playhouse this week. At times over the past few months, the building has felt like a ghost ship, but now it's awake, buzzing and alive with people having a great night out.

Wiltshire Creative Announce Their Autumn 2021 Programme Photo Wiltshire Creative Announce Their Autumn 2021 Programme
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2021

Wiltshire Creative today announce their programme for Autumn 2021, featuring theatre, live music, comedy nights, film screenings, craft workshops and more. Throughout the season they will also continue their commitment to engaging communities in the South West and encouraging creativity in audiences of all ages, from an extensive youth arts programme to celebrating older generations.

Ian Kelsey and Nicola Sloane Will Star in Wiltshire Creative's Revival of SEPTEMBER I Photo Ian Kelsey and Nicola Sloane Will Star in Wiltshire Creative's Revival of SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021

Following the run of September in the Rain, Michael Grandage will direct Ian McDiarmid in Julian Barnes' The Lemon Table from 14 to 23 October, ahead of a UK tour.

Ian McDiarmid Videos

VIDEO: Listen to the Song Lin-Manuel Miranda Created for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWA VideoVIDEO: Listen to the Song Lin-Manuel Miranda Created for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2020

Disney Music has shared a video from the most recent Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker, which features a song that Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote for the film. The clip shows the the Aki Aki's of the planet Pasaana singing Miranda's song a?oeLido Heya?? for the celebration scene in the film.

VIDEO: Watch a Special Look at STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER VideoVIDEO: Watch a Special Look at STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2019

Join fans around the world in celebrating the unparalleled legacy of¬†Star Wars¬†by enjoying and sharing the special look that was shown¬†tonight on ABC's¬†‚ÄúThe Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration‚ÄĚ in a salute to¬†Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,¬†the epic conclusion of the Skywalker saga.

VIDEO: Get a Special Look at STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER VideoVIDEO: Get a Special Look at STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2019

Take a look back at Star Wars' impact on pop culture over four decades of storytelling in this new STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER special look that aired during The American Music Awards. 

VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER! VideoVIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2019

Watch the final, exciting trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that debuted during halftime of ESPN's ‚ÄúMonday Night Football‚ÄĚ NFL game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets.

BWW TV: Ian McDiarmid in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's TIMON OF ATHENS - Show Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2012

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) is currently presenting, William Shakespeare's rarely produced Timon of Athens, directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Tony Award winner Ian McDiarmid in the title role. Performed in CST's Courtyard Theater from through June 10, 2012, Gaines' production also features Sean Fortunato as Flavius, James Newcomb as Apemantus and Danforth Comins as Alcibiades. Performances began April 24, 2012. Production highlights have been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a look below!

BWW Video Show Preview: Last Weeks to Catch Faith Healer!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2006

Catch scenes from Faith Healer and book tickets for its final weeks


Ian McDiarmid Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ian McDiarmid been in?
Ian McDiarmid has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ian McDiarmid been in?
Ian McDiarmid has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Ian McDiarmid's first West End show?
Ian McDiarmid's first West End show was Bakersfield Mist which opened in 2014

What awards has Ian McDiarmid been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Faith Healer , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Faith Dealer , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Faith Healer , Theatrical Achievement (Evening Standard Awards) Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for Tales From Hollywood and Actor of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Insignificance .

What awards has Ian McDiarmid won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Faith Dealer, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Faith Healer Theatrical Achievement (Evening Standard Awards)and Actor of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Insignificance.