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Anthony Daniels

Biography

Most widely known for portraying C-3PO in myriad Star Wars productions, he also provided the tone of voice for Legolas within the 1978 animated film GOD, THE FATHER of the Bands. The only research fiction film he noticed before Superstar Wars was 2001: AN AREA Odyssey, which he disdained. He’s proved helpful as a teacher at Carnegie Mellon College or university. Although some of his newer C-3PO roles have got involved basically his tone of voice, he in addition has bodily portrayed the droid. He wedded Christine Savage in 2014. Kenny Baker bodily portrayed R2D2 in Superstar Wars, but regardless of the onscreen camaraderie between C-3PO and R2D2, they have since been uncovered that the stars themselves had been on less-than-friendly conditions.

Quick Facts


Full Name Anthony Daniels
Date Of Birth February 21, 1946
Place Of Birth Salisbury, England
Height 1.75 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Giggleswick School
Nationality British, English
Spouse Christine Savage
Movies Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars, Return of the Jedi, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Star Wars Holiday Special, The Lego Movie, The Making of Star Wars, I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle, The Lord of the Rings, Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace, Return of the Ewok, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III, The Great Heep, Prime Suspect - Series 4, Prime Suspect: Inner Circles, Ghosts of Albion: Legacy, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Star Tours
TV Shows Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises, Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Star Wars: Droids, Star Wars Holiday Special, The Making of Star Wars, Star Wars Detours
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#Fact
1With Rogue One is the only actor to have lines in all Star Wars movies, except the 2 Ewoks movies.
2He has played the same character (C-3PO) in films released in five different decades from the 1970s to the 2010s: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).
3He 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).
4In 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).
5Mel Blanc was the one who ultimately suggested Daniels for the voice of C-3PO.
6Is 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).
7As 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)).
8Is 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).
9Ironically 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!
10He and Kenny Baker are the only actors to have a role in all six Star Wars movies.
11He was the guest of honour at the Sci-Fi Congress "Shadowcon 4" in Oslo, Norway, August 1999.
12As C-3PO, he has planted his 'metal' footprints in the courtyard pavement of Mann's (formerly Graumans's) Chinese Theatre.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out2012TV MovieC-3PO (voice)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars2008-2011TV SeriesC-3PO
Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace2011TV MovieC-3PO (voice)
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue2011ShortC-3PO (voice)
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III2010TV MovieC-3P0 (voice)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition2009Video GameC-3PO (voice)
Help! I'm No Bigger Than a Bug2008TV MovieMAL (voice)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels2008Video GameC-3PO (voice)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars2008C-3PO (voice)
Conjure2006VideoAnthony Daniels
Doctors2006TV SeriesJustin Watts
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005C-3PO
Star Wars: Clone Wars2004-2005TV SeriesC-3PO
Ghosts of Albion: Embers2004TV MovieLord Nelson (voice)
Holby City2004TV SeriesColonel Donald Humphries
Ghosts of Albion: Legacy2003TV MovieLord Nelson (voice)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones2002C-3PO Dannl Faytonni
Star Wars: Connections2002TV ShortC-3PO
Urban Gothic2001TV SeriesMr. Tidyman
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)2000TV SeriesWalton
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace1999C-3PO (voice)
Monopoly Star Wars1997Video GameC-3PO (voice)
Star Wars: Droids - The Pirates and the Prince1997VideoC-3PO
The Famous Five1995TV SeriesProf Dobson
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen1995TV MovieFrancois
Prime Suspect: Inner Circles1995TV MoviePathologist
Prime Suspect: The Lost Child1995TV MoviePathologist
The Bill1992TV SeriesRichard Lee-Ward
The World of Eddie Weary1990TV MovieBruce
I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle1990Priest
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1990TV SeriesC-3PO
Square Deal1988-1989TV SeriesJulian
Dramarama1989TV SeriesMr. Cane
Singles1989TV SeriesJeremy
Three Up Two Down1987TV SeriesRupert Fairfax
Star Tours1987ShortC-3PO (voice, uncredited)
The Great Heep1986TV MovieC3PO (voice)
The Edison Twins1985TV SeriesMiles Janus
Star Wars: Droids1985TV SeriesC-3PO
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady1984TV SeriesKenneth
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983C-3PO
Return of the Ewok1982Video shortC-3PO
Star Wars Underoos1980ShortC-3PO
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back1980C-3PO
Sesame Street1980TV SeriesC-3PO
The Muppet Show1980TV SeriesC-3PO
Turning Year Tales1979TV SeriesJohn
The Star Wars Holiday Special1978TV MovieC-3PO
The Lord of the Rings1978Legolas (voice)
A Life at Stake1978TV Series
Bruges-La-Morte1978Pierrot
Donny and Marie1977TV SeriesC3PO
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope1977C-3PO
Centre Play1976TV SeriesGlendenning
Star Wars: Underworld2018TV Series announcedC-3PO
Star Wars: The Last Jedi2017post-productionC-3PO
Star Wars: Detours2016TV Series post-productionC-3PO (2012) (voice)
Rogue One2016C-3PO
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens2016Video GameC-3PO (voice)
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens2015C-3PO
Star Wars: Battlefront2015Video GameC-3PO (voice)
Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales2015TV SeriesC-3PO
Disney Infinity 3.02015Video GameC-3PO (voice)
The Yoda Chronicles2013-2014TV SeriesC-3PO C3PO
Star Wars: Rebels2014TV SeriesC-3PO
The Lego Movie2014C-3PO (voice)
Dirigible Days2012-2013TV Mini-SeriesNarration / Narrator

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dirigible Days2012-2013TV Mini-Series executive producer - 4 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monopoly Star Wars1997Video Game

Set Decorator

Set Decorator

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Star Wars Show2016TV Series short 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Characters of 'Star Wars'2004Video documentary short special thanks
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentary acknowledgment: stills and posters courtesy of / special thanks
Limbo2003Short thanks
The Best of Hollywood1998TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Wars Celebration 20172017TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Star Wars Show2016-2017TV Series shortHimself
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - World Premiere2016TV MovieHimself - C-3P0
The Scavenger & the Stormtrooper: A Conversation with Daisy Ridley and John Boyega2016Video documentary shortHimself
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey2016DocumentaryHimself
The 88th Annual Academy Awards2016TV SpecialC3PO
Star Wars Celebration 20152015TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Guest
Star Wars: Greatest Moments2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Calgary Expo 20142014ShortHimself
The Real History of Science Fiction2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Words with Warwick2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Cosplaygirl2012ShortHimself
Episode IV: Crew and Cast Interviews2011Video documentary shortHimself
Food Network Challenge2011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Making of Star Wars: In Concert2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Star Wars Comic Con 09 Spectacular2009TV SpecialHimself
Bring Back... Star Wars2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Star Wars at 302007TV MovieHimself - C3po
Jeopardy!2005-2006TV SeriesHimself - Clue Giver / Himself / C-3PO
GMTV2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
Timeshift2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Only Human2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Science of Star Wars2005TV Mini-Series documentaryC-3PO / Himself
Star Wars: Feel the Force2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tigerenten Club2005TV SeriesHimself / C-3PO
Star Wars Heroes & Villains2005DocumentaryHimself - Presenter
This Morning2004TV SeriesHimself
The Characters of 'Star Wars'2004Video documentary shortHimself - 'C-3PO'
When Star Wars Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 102004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentaryHimself - 'C-3PO'
The Story of Star Wars2004Video documentaryC-3PO
Film Genre2002TV Series documentaryHimself
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome2001TV Special shortHimself (uncredited)
SF:UK2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Big Breakfast2001TV SeriesHimself
The Stars of 'Star Wars': Interviews from the Cast1999Video documentaryHimself
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story1999Video documentaryHimself
Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen1996Short documentaryC-3PO
Showbiz Today1996TV SeriesHimself
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday1984TV Special shortC-3PO
From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga1983TV Movie documentaryHimself as C-3PO
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi1983TV Movie documentaryHimself / C3PO
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop1981TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
The Risk Business1980TV Series documentaryHimself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialC-3PO
The Making of 'Star Wars'1977TV Movie documentaryhost, C-3PO
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Drunken Peasants2016TV SeriesC-3PO
Star Wars at the BBC2015TV Short documentaryHimself / C-3PO (uncredited)
Film '722015TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Edición Especial Coleccionista2014TV SeriesC-3PO
Welcome to the Basement2013TV SeriesC3P0
America's Book of Secrets2013TV Series documentaryC-3PO
Tracks2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Prophets of Science Fiction2012TV Series documentaryC-3PO
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryC-3PO
A New Chapter: The Story of 'The Force Unleashed'2008Video documentary shortC-3PO
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga2007Video GameC-3PO (uncredited)
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy2006Video GameC-3PO (uncredited)
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game2005Video GameC-3PO (uncredited)
Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On2004TV MovieC-3PO (uncredited)
Troldspejlet2002TV SeriesHimself
Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show'1981TV Movie documentaryC-3PO

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)· Daisy Ridley
· John Boyega
· Harrison Ford
· Carrie Fisher
· Peter Mayhew
· Mark Hamill
· Lupita Nyong'o
· Adam Driver
· Andy Serkis
· Oscar Isaac
· Domhnall Gleeson
· Gwendoline Christie
· Max von Sydow


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#Quote
1George'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"]
2When 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]
3The first film spoke to everyone on the planet. It still works as a funny, bright movie. It still has legs. [on "Star Wars"]

#Trademark
1His voice role as C-3PO in the Star Wars films

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