Anthony Daniels

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 - Return of the Jedi (1983). He is married to Christine Savage.

Born on February 21, 1946

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK

Height 1.75m / 5' 9"

Biography

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 - Return of the Jedi (1983). He is married to Christine Savage.Read More

Known For

TradeMarks

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

Trivia

As C-3PO, he has planted his 'metal' footprints in the courtyard pavement of Mann's (formerly Graumans's) Chinese Theatre.

He has played the same character (C-3PO) on six different series: Sesame Street (1969), The Muppet Show (1976), Star Wars: Droïdes - Les Aventures de R2D2 & C3PO (1985), Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) and Star Wars Rebels (2014).

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).

Mel Blanc was the one who ultimately suggested Daniels for the voice of C-3PO.

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).

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 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).

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!

He and Kenny Baker are the only actors to have a role in all six Star Wars movies.

He was the guest of honour at the Sci-Fi Congress "Shadowcon 4" in Oslo, Norway, August 1999.

Quotes

The first film spoke to everyone on the planet. It still works as a funny, bright movie. It still has legs. [on "Star Wars"]

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"]

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]

Filmography

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color C-3PO(1episode,1990)
Sesame Street Sesame Street C-3PO(4episodes,1980)
Dinah! Dinah! Himself(1episode,1977)
The Muppet Show The Muppet Show C-3PO(1episode,1980)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope  Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope  C-3PO
The Lord of the Rings  The Lord of the Rings  LegolasGreenleaf-SonofThranduil/Déagol-Smeagol'sCousin(voice)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back  Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back  C-3PO
The Edison Twins The Edison Twins MilesJanus(1episode,1985)
The Bill The Bill RichardLee-Ward(1episode,1992)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi  Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi  C-3PO
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Kenneth(7episodes,1984)
Dramarama Dramarama Mr.Cane(1episode,1989)
Droids Droids C-3PO(13episodes,1985)
Three Up Two Down Three Up Two Down RupertFairfax(1episode,1987)
Star Tours  Star Tours  C-3PO(voice)(uncredited)
Singles Singles Jeremy(1episode,1989)
Square Deal Square Deal Julian(3episodes,1988-1989)
The World of Eddie Weary  The World of Eddie Weary  Bruce
The Big Breakfast The Big Breakfast Himself(1episode,2001)
Prime Suspect: Inner Circles  Prime Suspect: Inner Circles  Pathologist
Prime Suspect: The Lost Child  Prime Suspect: The Lost Child  Pathologist
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen  Special Effects: Anything Can Happen  C-3PO
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace  Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace  C-3PO(voice)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones  Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones  C-3PO/DannlFaytonni
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith  Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith  C-3PO
The Famous Five The Famous Five ProfDobson(1episode,1995)
A Life at Stake A Life at Stake (1episode,1978)
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen  The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Attack of the Hawkmen  Francois
Jeopardy! Jeopardy! C-3PO/...(2episodes,2005-2006)
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) Walton(1episode,2000)
This Morning This Morning Himself(1episode,2004)
Holby City Holby City ColonelDonaldHumphries(1episode,2004)
Showbiz Today Showbiz Today Himself(1episode,1996)
The Star Wars Holiday Special  The Star Wars Holiday Special  C-3PO
The Stars of 'Star Wars': Interviews from the Cast  The Stars of 'Star Wars': Interviews from the Cast  Himself
Monopoly Star Wars  Monopoly Star Wars  C-3PO(voice)
Monopoly Star Wars  Monopoly Star Wars 
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story  The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story  Himself
GMTV GMTV Himself(2episodes,2004-2006)
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop Multi-Coloured Swap Shop Himself-Presenter(1episode,1981)
Doctors Doctors JustinWatts(1episode,2006)
Breakfast Breakfast Himself-Actor(1episode,2010)
SF:UK SF:UK Himself(1episode,2001)
From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga  From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga  HimselfasC-3PO
The Making of 'Star Wars'  The Making of 'Star Wars'  host,C-3PO
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome  R2-D2: Beneath the Dome  Himself(uncredited)
Urban Gothic Urban Gothic Mr.Tidyman(1episode,2001)
Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show'  Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show'  C-3PO(archivefootage)
The Best of Hollywood  The Best of Hollywood 
I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle  I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle  Priest
Donny and Marie Donny and Marie C3PO(uncredited)(1episode,1977)
Star Wars: Clone Wars Star Wars: Clone Wars C-3PO(4episodes,2004-2005)
Tigerenten Club Tigerenten Club C-3PO/...(1episode,2005)
Ghosts of Albion: Legacy  Ghosts of Albion: Legacy  LordNelson(voice)
Turning Year Tales Turning Year Tales John(1episode,1979)
Limbo  Limbo 
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy  Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy  Himself-'C-3PO'
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy  Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy 
Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 10 Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 10 Himself(unknownepisodes)
The Characters of 'Star Wars'  The Characters of 'Star Wars'  Himself-'C-3PO'
The Characters of 'Star Wars'  The Characters of 'Star Wars' 
Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On  Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On  C-3PO(archivefootage)(uncredited)
Science of Star Wars Science of Star Wars C-3PO/...(3episodes,2005)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Star Wars: The Clone Wars C-3PO(11episodes,2008-2011)
Star Wars: Underworld Star Wars: Underworld C-3PO(unknownepisodes)
Star Wars: Connections  Star Wars: Connections  C-3PO
'Star Wars': Feel the Force  'Star Wars': Feel the Force  Himself
Make Me Normal Make Me Normal Himself(uncredited)
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game  Lego Star Wars: The Video Game  C-3PO(voice)(archivefootage)(uncredited)
Return of the Ewok  Return of the Ewok  C-3PO
The 100 Greatest Family Films  The 100 Greatest Family Films  Himself
Conjure  Conjure  AnthonyDaniels
Episode dated 13 March 2001 Episode dated 13 March 2001 Himself
Five on a Secret Trail Five on a Secret Trail ProfDobson
Episode dated 17 September 2004 Episode dated 17 September 2004 Himself
In the Line of Fire In the Line of Fire ColonelDonaldHumphries
The Stars of Star Wars The Stars of Star Wars C-3PO
The Best Years of Your Death The Best Years of Your Death Walton
No More Heroes No More Heroes Himself
Episode dated 22 September 2004 Episode dated 22 September 2004 Himself
Timeshift Timeshift Himself(1episode,2006)
Star Wars: The Great Heep  Star Wars: The Great Heep  C3PO(voice)
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy  Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy  C-3PO(archivesound)(uncredited)
Only Human Only Human Himself(uncredited)(1episode,2005)
A Race to the Finish A Race to the Finish C-3PO(voice)
Across the Roon Sea Across the Roon Sea C-3PO(voice)
Escape Into Terror Escape Into Terror C-3PO(voice)
Tail of the Roon Comets Tail of the Roon Comets C-3PO(voice)
The Frozen Citadel The Frozen Citadel C-3PO(voice)
The Lost Prince The Lost Prince C-3PO(voice)
The New King The New King C-3PO(voice)
The Pirates of Tarnoonga The Pirates of Tarnoonga C-3PO(voice)
The Revenge of Kybo Ren The Revenge of Kybo Ren C-3PO(voice)
The White Witch The White Witch C-3PO(voice)
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration C-3PO(voice)
Food Network Challenge Food Network Challenge Himself(1episode,2011)
Stoning the Glasshouse Stoning the Glasshouse RichardLee-Ward
Episode dated 20 May 2006 Episode dated 20 May 2006 Himself
Chapter 15 Chapter 15 C-3PO(voice)
Chapter 16 Chapter 16 C-3PO(voice)
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