"I had complete freedom to create the character. I found the voice, which was a deepening of my own, and this slightly humorous interpretation. What was most interesting was to try and get a hold of the satanic side in a broad, simple way. I thought: "My task is to go one step beyond Vader, and see how black and uncompromising I can be'."
Ian McDiarmid - STARLOG magazine interview (1984)
STAR WARS AFICIONADO sends its best regards out to Ian McDiarmid on his Birthday today!