Emperor and Galilean - playing Maximus, National Theatre, London, UK.
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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on his role as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine in Star Wars] To wear the costume to play the character I'm playing is wonderfully empowering. The colors, the textures... people keep coming up to me and saying, "Is it rubber? Is it leather?" I don't quite know what it is. It feels reptilian, which is exactly right.
His Star Wars character, Senator Palpatine, is believed to have been named after the character Senator Palantine, who appears in the film Taxi Driver
(1976). In Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
(2005), Palpatine conceals a lightsaber in his sleeve and brings the hilt into his hand when he is about to engage in a fight. As Travis Bickle, Robert De Niro
conceals his handgun likewise in
Often uses a soft-spoken, accented voice