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Anthony Daniels with C-3PO's head.
Anthony Daniels with C-3PO's head.

Anthony Kingsley Daniels (born February 21, 1946 in Salisbury, England), and educated at Giggleswick School, is an actor best known for his role as the droid C-3PO in the "Star Wars" series of films made between 1977 and 2005. It is interesting to note that Daniels and Kenny Baker (who played R2-D2 in the series) are the only actors credited as playing the same role in all six of the Star Wars films. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (1536 × 1024 pixel, file size: 177 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Anthony Daniels im Jahre 2005 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (1536 × 1024 pixel, file size: 177 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Anthony Daniels im Jahre 2005 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... C-3PO (pronounced See-Threepio, often shortened to Threepio) is a robot character from the fictional Star Wars universe, created by Anakin Skywalker circa 32 BBY prior to the events of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Salisbury (IPA: , or — moving from RP to local dialect) is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Giggleswick School Giggleswick School is an independent co-educational boarding school in Giggleswick, near Settle, North Yorkshire, England. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... The android Data, portrayed by Brent Spiner, from the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation An android is a robot made to resemble a human, usually both in appearance and behavior. ... C-3PO (pronounced See-Threepio, often shortened to Threepio) is a robot character from the fictional Star Wars universe, created by Anakin Skywalker circa 32 BBY prior to the events of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the 1970s. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kenny Baker at a science fiction convention Kenny Baker (born August 24, 1934) is a British actor best known as the man inside of R2-D2 in the popular Star Wars film series. ... R2-D2 (called R2, or Artoo for short), is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...

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Film and TV career

Aside from playing the fussy droid in all six movies, Daniels has reprised the role frequently over the past three decades. He's donned the shiny suit for various promotional work, including hosting The Making of Star Wars; for appearances on The Muppet Show and Sesame Street; for The Star Wars Holiday Special; for commercials including Kenner toys, a no-smoking PSA, and even a breakfast cereal based on the character; and for prequel tie-ins such as Star Wars Connections and The Science of Star Wars. He also voiced C-3PO in a radio serial based on the original trilogy; for the Christmas-themed Christmas in the Stars album; for the Disneyland theme park attraction Star Tours; and also for two animated series: Droids and Star Wars: Clone Wars. He also provided the narration and all character voices for the Dark Force Rising and The Last Command audio books. Daniels also has a cameo in the Outlander nightclub scene early in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones as a different character, Lieutenant Dannl Faytonni, the man in blue uniform who can be seen in a cutaway reaction shot after Obi-Wan disarms the bounty hunter Zam Wesell. Faytonni can also be seen at the Galaxies Opera House in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... NPR Star Wars Radio Series promotional poster An expanded radio dramatization of the original Star Wars trilogy was produced in 1981, 1983, and 1996. ... Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album was an album produced originally in 1980 by the former RSO records. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Star Tours is a simulator ride located in many of the Disney theme parks, including Disneyland in California, Disney-MGM Studios in Florida, Disneyland Park in Paris, and Tokyo Disneyland in Japan. ... Star Wars: Clone Wars (November 7, 2003 - present) is an animated Star Wars television series that chronicles the Clone Wars between the Republic under Chancellor Palpatine and the Confederacy of Independent Systems under Count Dooku. ... Dark Force Rising is the second book in the popular Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn. ... The Last Command can refer to: The Last Command (film) A book in the Thrawn trilogy This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Zam Wesell (52 - 22 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, played by Leeanna Walsman. ...


Daniels was the voice of Legolas in Ralph Bakshi's 1978 animated adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. He crops up intermittently on British TV in various dramas, notably in a recurring role in Prime Suspect starring Helen Mirren. Legolas is an important character in J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium, featured in The Lord of the Rings. ... Ralph Bakshi (October 29, 1938) is an American director of animated and occasionally live-action films. ... The Lord of the Rings is the title of an animated film produced by Ralph Bakshi, and released to theaters in 1978. ... Prime Suspect is a highly-acclaimed Granada Television police procedural television drama series of the decades of the 1990s and 2000s, which has been followed up by several sequels. ... Dame Helen Mirren DBE (born on July 26, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning English stage, television and film actress. ...


Facts

  • Daniels has been politically active in the United Kingdom, but he has kept his politics and his professional life completely separate.
  • Quoted in the Examiner, Kenny Baker described Anthony Daniels as standoffish. Baker and Daniels have been feuding for three decades. Daniels, now 60, was never friendly to the other actors in the film, either. "Anthony doesn't mix at all," says Baker. "He keeps to himself."
  • He is 5'9" (1.75 m). 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.

Other careers

Ironically, 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 dissatisfied with the movie that he walked out after only ten minutes and demanded his money back.


He was the only cast member of the Star Wars trilogy to voice his character in all three episodes of National Public Radio's dramatizations of the Star Wars trilogy (while Mark Hamill voiced Luke Skywalker for both A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and Billy Dee Williams voiced Lando Calrissian for The Empire Strikes Back, when the Return of the Jedi adaptation was recorded many years later, Hamill and Williams were replaced by Joshua Fardon and Arye Gross, respectively). Offical NPR logo National Public Radio (NPR) is an independent, private, non-profit membership organization of public radio stations in the United States. ... Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American actor and voice actor. ... Williams as Lando Calrissian in George Lucas The Empire Strikes Back Billy Dee Williams (born William December Williams Jr. ... Arye Gross (b. ...


Daniels also contributed the foreword to the collected scripts of the Return of the Jedi radio drama, as their author Brian Daley died just as the episodes were being recorded. Daniels' other Star Wars-related writings include the Wonder Column for Star Wars Insider magazine and a comic book adventure for C-3PO and R2-D2 entitled the Protocol Offensive, published by Dark Horse Comics. Brian Daley (born Brian Charles Daley, 22 Dec 1947, Englewood, NJ; died, 11 Feb 1996 in Maryland, of pancreatic cancer) was an American science fiction novelist. ... Opening logo to the Star Wars films Star Wars is an epic science fantasy saga and fictional universe created by writer/producer/director George Lucas during the 1970s. ... Star Wars Insider Star Wars Insider is the official magazine of Lucasfilm. ... Dark Horse Comics logo Dark Horse Comics is one of the largest independent American comic book publishers, behind dominant publishers Marvel Comics and DC Comics. ...


As C-3PO, he has the honour of saying the first line in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, first released in 1977 and part of what is known as the Original Trilogy, and the last line in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, released in 2005 and part of the Prequel Trilogy.


In The Phantom Menace, Daniels did the voice work for the character but did not appear in the movie. In 2002's Episode II: Attack of the Clones and 2005's Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, he returned to the screen (in costume) and dubbed the vocal tracks for some scenes that used CGI.


References

  • The Examiner, May 30, 2005.

External links


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Anthony Daniels (born February 21, 1946 in Salisbury, England) is an actor best known for his role as the droid C-3PO in the "Star Wars" series of films made between 1977 and 2005.
Daniels also has a cameo in the Outlander nightclub scene early in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones as a different character, Lieutenant Dannl Faytonni, the man in blue uniform who can be seen in a cutaway reaction shot after Obi-Wan disarms the bounty hunter Zam Wesell.
Daniels also contributed the foreword to the collected scripts of the Return of the Jedi radio drama, as their author Brian Daley died just as the episodes were being recorded.
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Anthony (A.M.) Daniels (1949-) is an English writer and retired physician (prison doctor and psychiatrist), who frequently uses the pen name Theodore Dalrymple.
Daniels has revealed in his writing that his father was a Communist activist, while his mother was born in Germany and came to the United Kingdom as a refugee from the Nazi regime.
In his commentary, Daniels frequently argues that the progressive views prevalent within Western intellectual circles tend to minimize the responsibility of individuals for their own actions and to undermine traditional values, thus contributing to the formation within rich countries of a vast underclass afflicted by endemic violence, criminality, sexual promiscuity, and drug abuse.
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