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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 21 February 1946Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Anthony Daniels was born on February 21, 1946 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He is an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi (1983). He is married to Christine Savage.

Spouse (1)

Christine Savage (? - present)

Trade Mark (1)

His voice role as C-3PO in the Star Wars films

Trivia (10)

As C-3PO, he has planted his 'metal' footprints in the courtyard pavement of Mann's (formerly Graumans's) Chinese Theatre.
He was the guest of honour at the Sci-Fi Congress "Shadowcon 4" in Oslo, Norway, August 1999.
He and Kenny Baker are the only actors to have a role in all six Star Wars movies.
Ironically enough, Anthony Daniels was never a science fiction fan. The only science fiction movie he ever saw in a theatre was 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). He was so disatisfied with the movie that he walked out after only ten minutes and demanded his money back!
Is one of three actors, along with Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams, to reprise their same roles from the original Star Wars trilogy in the NPR radio dramatizations of the trilogy. However, Daniels is the only one to appear in all three NPR serials; Hamill and Williams were unavailable to reprise in "Return of the Jedi" (1996).
As C-3PO, he has the first line in the first Star Wars (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)) and the last line in the last Star Wars (Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)).
Is the first actor to appear in both a Star Wars film and a Lord of the Rings adaptation, by having played C-3PO in Star Wars, and voicing Legolas in Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings. Other crossover actors include Paul Brooke (the Rancor keeper, who also voiced Grima Wormtongue in the BBC radio adaptation), Christopher Lee (who played Count Dooku and Saruman), Marton Csokas (who played Celeborn and was the original voice of Poggle the Lesser), Kiran Shah (who played an Ewok, and was the scale double for Elijah Wood and Ian Holm), and Bruce Spence (who played Tion Medon and the Mouth of Sauron).
Mel Blanc was the one who ultimately suggested Daniels for the voice of C-3PO.
In addition to playing C-3PO in all six Star Wars films, he played the part in the NPR radio dramatizations of "Star Wars" (1981), "The Empire Strikes Back" (1983), and "Return of the Jedi" (1996).
He has played the same character (C-3PO) on five different series: Sesame Street (1969), The Muppet Show (1976), Droids (1985), Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003) and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008).

Personal Quotes (3)

The first film spoke to everyone on the planet. It still works as a funny, bright movie. It still has legs. [on "Star Wars"]
When I saw the painting by the design artist, the eyes of the character looked deep into my soul. He was a very forlorn figure with an abandoned air. He really did look into my soul. We made this tremendous contact. [on the first time he saw the sketch of C-3PO]
George's devotion to digital effects over-balanced the films. Too many digital funky characters become a little bit wearing. The storytelling always gets subsumed. [on "Star Wars"]

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