Movie and stage star Ian McDiarmid stars alongside Kathleen Turner in Bakersfield Mist at the Duchess Theatre.

Ian McDiarmid in Bakersfield MistIan McDiarmid’s previous stage roles include Faith Healer at the Almeida, Dublin’s The Gate and on Broadway (Tony and UK Critics’ Circle awards), Life of Galileo (RSC), Timon of Athens (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Emperor and Galilean (National Theatre) and Henry IV (Donmar).

Ian served as artistic director of the Almeida Theatre from 1990 to 2001 alongside Jonathan Kent, and jointly won a special Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Achievement.

As a director McDiarmid’s productions include The Possibilities, Scenes from an Execution, Lulu, A Hard Heart, Siren Song and Venice Perserv’d (Almeida), The Rehearsal (Almeida/West End) and Don Juan (Manchester Royal Exchange).

His movie work  includes Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series, Sleepy Hollow, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Restoration.

On TV his work includes Utopia, Margaret, City of Vice, Our Hidden Lives, Elizabeth I, Charles II, Crime and Punishment, All The King’s Men, Great Expectations, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, Touching Evil, Rebecca, Hillsborough, Cold Lazarus and Heart of Darkness. Forthcoming roles include BBC drama 37 Days.

Ian McDiarmid stars alongside Kathleen Turner in Bakersfield Mist.

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