How old was Ian McDiarmid in the movie Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace?

Ian McDiarmid was 53 in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace when he played the character 'Senator Palpatine'.

That was over 24 years ago in 1999.

Today he is 78, and has starred in 36 movies in total, 19 of those since Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace was released.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

In Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, I think Ian McDiarmid looks:

Did you know?

  • Director George Lucas has worked with Ian McDiarmid a total of 6 times in his career.
  • Ian McDiarmid's first movie was as 'Blade' in Amazing Stories, released in 1976 when he was 30
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace scores 6.5 out of 10 on TMDB.
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The cast of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Ian McDiarmid's other movies