Ian Abercrombie

Ian Abercrombie

Date Of Birth: Sep 11, 1934
Birth Place: Grays, Essex, England, UK
Date Of Death: Jan 26, 2012

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THE VOICES OF Ian Abercrombie

Credits On BTVA: 12 Roles from 10 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 3:35 AM on Mon Sep 11 2017
Happy Birthday and R.I.P. Ian Abercrombie.
said at 9:11 PM on Mon Sep 26 2016
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Happy Late Birthday and RIP Ian Abercrombie.

Excellent as Mr. Justin Pitt & Emperor Palpatine.
said at 1:26 PM on Sun Sep 11 2016
Happy birthday and R.I.P. Ian Abercrombie.
said at 4:58 PM on Sat Apr 16 2016
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A shame he passed away before the ending of the Clone Wars.

A wonderful performance as Palpatine/Sidious.
said at 6:34 AM on Fri Jan 8 2016
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I actually thought the real Ian McDiarmid voiced Palpatine in the Clone Wars, that's how good his impression was. He and JAT did flawless impressions of their live action counterparts. RIP.
said at 3:37 PM on Fri Sep 11 2015
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Happy Birthday and RIP Ian Abercrombie!

He was without a doubt my favourite voice for Palpatine (aside from Ian McDiarmid of course) and he was excellent as the kindly and reasonable Ganthet, both were great roles to end his career on.
said at 3:13 AM on Fri Sep 11 2015
Happy birthday and R.I.P. Darth Sidious from Star Wars The Clone Wars.
HK-47 master
said at 5:13 PM on Thu Sep 10 2015
Happy birthday and RIP, Ian Abercrombie.

Gave great performances as Darth Sidious, Ganthet, and that old man in Buffy.
said at 9:06 AM on Mon Feb 24 2014
Oh damn I didn't even know he was dead until now.

said at 11:47 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
He was a great Palpatine in The Clone Wars. He was so close 2 recording all his lines for the final season just missing out on the final episode. Tim shouldn't get big credit for it as he was only in that episode. RIP Ian.
said at 9:20 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
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It's a little disconcerting seeing him as the ultimate "light" character in GLTAS and then seeing him as the ultimate "dark" character in Clone Wars. O_O
said at 8:35 PM on Sun Sep 30 2012
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RIP he was really good.
said at 12:44 AM on Tue Sep 11 2012
Happy Birthday Ian.
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said at 1:43 PM on Sat Feb 18 2012
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RIP, he was a great actor!

Assuming Green Lantern TAS gets another season guess there's going to be a new VA.

As for Palpatine/Darth Sidious in SW: TCW, it would make sense to use Ian McDiarmid (who Abercrombie was imitating).

Imdb isn't the most reliable but it would seem he's available if offered the opportunity (nothing since 2009).

Of course imdb doesn't cover theatre projects and for all I know maybe McDiarmid has a busy theatre career at the moment.
Sarge Ray
said at 7:23 PM on Fri Feb 3 2012
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Well, that's disheartening. He was a good Palpatine. Who will they get to replace him?
said at 8:02 PM on Sun Jan 29 2012
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i didnt know he died
said at 5:57 PM on Sat Jan 28 2012
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very sorry to hear about his passing. he was great as palpatine. he will indeed be missed.
said at 9:22 PM on Fri Jan 27 2012
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He was great as Palpatine on The Clone Wars...he will be missed. R.IP.
Faved by 23 BTVA Members
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Ian Abercrombie role? *
Darth Sidious
73.9% (17 votes)
21.7% (5 votes)
4.3% (1 vote)
23 Total Votes
Emperor Palpatine / Darth Sidious
Emperor Palpatine / Darth Sidious

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