Anthony Daniels is an English actor and mime artist, best known for playing in 10 Star Wars films.
36 Facts About Anthony Daniels
Anthony Daniels is the only actor to have either appeared in or been involved with all theatrical films in the series, and has been involved in many of their spin-offs, including television series, video games, and radio serials.
Anthony Daniels has appeared intermittently on British television in various dramas, including playing a pathologist in Prime Suspect starring Helen Mirren.
Anthony Daniels is currently an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center.
Anthony Daniels was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, the son of a plastics company executive.
Anthony Daniels was educated at Giggleswick School and studied law for two years at university, then dropped out to participate in amateur dramatics and attend Rose Bruford College.
Anthony Daniels has said that before his role in Star Wars, the only science fiction film he had ever seen in a theatre was 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968; he was so displeased with the film that he walked out after 10 minutes and demanded his money back.
Anthony Daniels was a member of the BBC's Radio Drama Company, and speaks fluent French.
Anthony Daniels did not see the final costume until after donning it for the shoot and being shown a Polaroid photograph.
Anthony Daniels struggled with delivering the character's lines until Lucas informed him that they would redub the dialogue in post-production.
Anthony Daniels portrayed a protocol droid with a "white pointy face" in one shot in the original film.
Anthony Daniels was depressed with his lack of recognition after the film's successful release; he attributes this to Lucasfilm wanting audiences to believe that the droids were real.
Anthony Daniels has played C-3PO in all of the Star Wars feature films from the original instalment in the series as the golden droid's body and voice.
Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in the series until his death in 2016, said that he and Anthony Daniels did not get along.
Anthony Daniels has reprised the role for various promotional work such as hosting The Making of Star Wars, Star Wars Connections and Science of Star Wars, appearances on The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, an anti-smoking public service announcement, The Star Wars Holiday Special, and advertising for Star Wars-licensed products such as Kenner toys and a breakfast cereal based on the character.
Anthony Daniels voiced C-3PO in the Star Wars radio serial based on the original trilogy.
Anthony Daniels is the only cast member of the original Star Wars trilogy to voice his character in all three parts of NPR's dramatisations of the trilogy.
Anthony Daniels voiced C-3PO for six animated series: Droids, Clone Wars, The Clone Wars, Rebels, Forces of Destiny, and Resistance.
Anthony Daniels provided the narration and all character voices for the audio books Dark Force Rising and The Last Command.
Anthony Daniels contributed the foreword to the collected scripts of the Return of the Jedi radio drama, as their author Brian Daley died while they were being recorded.
In Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Anthony Daniels only voiced the character, which a puppeteer played on set.
Anthony Daniels attempted to puppeteer the character himself in the sequel, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, but after the script was changed, he returned to playing the droid in costume.
Anthony Daniels is the only actor to act in all nine films, the 2008 Clone Wars film, and the related television series.
Anthony Daniels makes cameo appearances as a humanoid in two scenes of the feature films.
Anthony Daniels reprised his role as C-3PO in the seventh Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, which was released in December 2015.
Abrams made a new C-3PO suit for Anthony Daniels to wear during filming using 3D printing that allowed Anthony Daniels a great deal more mobility and comfort than the original suit.
Anthony Daniels has stated his displeasure with the droid's red arm.
Anthony Daniels appeared as C-3PO in 2017's The Last Jedi, and 2019's The Rise of Skywalker.
Anthony Daniels appears in a cameo as C-3PO in 2016's Rogue One, the first standalone film in the Star Wars anthology series.
Anthony Daniels makes an appearance as Tak in the second anthology film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and voiced C-3PO's cameo appearance in Ralph Breaks the Internet, and The Lego Movie alongside other crewmembers of the Millennium Falcon.
Anthony Daniels has hosted the Star Wars: In Concert tour in North America.
Anthony Daniels was the voice of Legolas in the Ralph Bakshi animated adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.
Anthony Daniels has appeared intermittently on British television in various dramas, notably in a recurring role in Prime Suspect starring Helen Mirren.
Anthony Daniels played the priest in the British spoof horror film I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle.
Anthony Daniels is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center.
Anthony Daniels had previously considered using the title Telling the Odds.