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Ian McDiarmid


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Birth Name: Ian McDiarmid
Born: 08/11/1944
Birth Place: United Kingdom

Ian McDiarmid was born in the East Scotland town of Carnoustie on the North Shore Coast on April 11, 1947. At the age of five, his father brought him to the nearby seaport town of Dundee to see a performance by the Glaswegian music hall entertainer Tommy Morgan. The combination of stage makeup, bright lights and the audience's adulation triggered in McDiarmid the first stirrings of an inclination towards the life of an actor. To appease the pragmatic nature of his parents, however, McDiarmid entered the esteemed University of St. Andrews, majoring in social sciences with an aim toward becoming a clinical psychologist. When the siren call of the arts pulled him at last from his professional s... Continue Bio >>


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