Anthony Daniels Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Initially not a science fiction fan, theatre actor Anthony Daniels was persuaded by his agent to meet George Lucas for the casting of C-3PO in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). He went on to perform the character, both his voice and body in the suit, for all the episodic Star Wars films produced. Additionally, he performed the voice of the character for the radio serial based on the original trilogy and the animated series Star Wars: Droids (1985), Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), related series Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) and Star Wars Rebels (2014).

For Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), he wore a blue Spandex suit, as the android is incomplete in the film and ultimately produced in CGI. In addition to playing the golden droid, he appeared in a live action cameo in the nightclub scene of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and opera scene in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). As C-3PO, he played a small role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and The Lego Movie (2014).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Travis Brainerd

Spouse (1)

Christine Savage (2013 - present)

Trade Mark (1)

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

Trivia (13)

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 Lucas-helmed Star Wars movies, and he himself is the only actor to feature in all nine films of the Skywalker Saga.
Ironically enough, he 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 dissatisfied 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 episode released (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)) and the last line in the last Lucas-helmed movie (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 seven episodic 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 six different series: Sesame Street (1969), The Muppet Show (1976), Star Wars: Droids (1985), Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) and Star Wars Rebels (2014).
With Rogue One is the only actor to have lines in all Star Wars movies, except the 2 Ewoks movies.
Born on exactly the same date as fellow actors Tyne Daly and Alan Rickman.

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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