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|Known for:||Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars:|
|Birthday:||11 August 1944, Carnoustie, Tayside, Scotland, UK|
|Height:||5' 10" (1.78 m)|
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TriviaServes as Artistic Director of London's Almedia Theatre. In an odd twist of fate, he played an elderly, disfigured Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), and then went on to play a younger version of that character, some 20 years later, in the Star Wars prequels. Attended the University of St. Andrews where he pursued an M.A. in clinical psychology & the Royal Academy in Glasgow The makeup he had to wear in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) took about two hours to apply and two to take off. By the end of principal photography, the makeup artists had been able to get it on in an hour and a half. Appears in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), which is a remake of Bedtime Story, which starred Marlon Brando. He also appears in Heart of Darkness (1993) (TV), which is based on the Joseph Conrad story of the same name, which was previously filmed as Apocalypse Now (1979), also with Brando. 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.