Anthony Daniels

Actor
Actor Anthony Daniels achieved pop-culture immortality - albeit from behind a metallic golden mask - as the fretful but well-meaning android C-3PO, first seen in the genre-defining blockbuster "Star Wars" (1977) ... Read more »
Born: 02/21/1946 in Salisbury, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (24)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 (Movie)

C-3PO (Actor)

Star Wars: Rebels 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Lego Movie 2014 (Movie)

C-3PO (Voice)

The Real History of Science Fiction 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 (Movie)

C-3PO (Voice)

Martin 1994 - 1995, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Wars: Clone Wars 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

When Star Wars Ruled the World 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones 2002 (Movie)

C-3PO (Actor)

Star Wars: The Magic and the Mystery 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle 1990 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

The Great Heep 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Donald Duck's 50th Birthday 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Return of the Jedi 1983 (Movie)

See Threepio (Actor)

The Empire Strikes Back 1980 (Movie)

See Threepio (Actor)

The Lord of the Rings 1978 (Movie)

Legolas (Actor)

Star Wars 1977 (Movie)

See Threepio (Actor)

Biography

Actor Anthony Daniels achieved pop-culture immortality - albeit from behind a metallic golden mask - as the fretful but well-meaning android C-3PO, first seen in the genre-defining blockbuster "Star Wars" (1977). Emerging as a dramatic radio performer with the BBC, and later, as a Shakespearean stage actor at London's Young Vic Theatre, Daniels initially scoffed at the offer to play a robot in a low-budget, sci-fi adventure from the mind of a relatively unknown director. However, the unprecedented success of "Star Wars" surely made the thespian thankful he reconsidered, especially in light of the continued appeal of the film's sequels, "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" (1983), in both of which his character figured prominently. Over the years that immediately followed, Daniels enjoyed the ancillary opportunities provided by the success of "Star Wars," in addition to landing the rare non-"Threepio" role. Work as a theme park attraction consultant, journalist, and fiction writer preceded his return as C-3PO in the highly-anticipated prequels, culminating in "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" (2005). Seemingly consigned to portray the beloved "droid" for the remainder of his career in varying mediums that included animated series and video games, the good-natured and grateful Daniels wisely chose to embrace, rather than lament his eternal connection to C-3PO.

EDUCATION

Giggleswick School

Milestones

2008

Reprised role of C-3PO for the animated feature "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

2005

Returned as C-3PO in the final installment of the Star Wars series "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"

2003

Voiced C-3PO in the animated series "Star Wars: Clone Wars" (Cartoon Network)

2002

Reprised role as C-3PO for "Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones"

1999

Did the voice work for C-3PO in "Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace"; did not physically appear in the film

1995

Appeared in the the fourth installment of the British series "Prime Suspect"

1990

Played a Priest in the horror film "I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle"

1989

Voiced the animated figure C-3PO for Disney's Star Tours ride

1985

Voiced C-3PO in the ABC animated series "Droids"

1978

Voiced Legolas in J.R.R. Tolkien's animated feature "The Lord of the Rings"

1977

Lent his voice to the droid C-3PO in George Lucas' epic sci-fi film "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope"

1974

Won the prestigious Carlton Hobbs BBC Radio Award and a place in the BBC Drama Repertory Company

Joined the National Theatre of Great Britain

Reprised role as the popular droid C-3PO in the Star Wars' sequels "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Return of the Jedi" (1983)

First stage role was as a 65-year-old in "She Stoops to Conquer"

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