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Also Known As: Anthony Kingsley Daniels Died:
Born: February 21, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Salisbury, England, GB Profession: actor

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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...

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.

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 Lego Movie, The (2014)
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 Return Of The Jedi (1983) See Threepio (C3po)
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 Empire Strikes Back, The (1980) See Threepio (C3po)
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 Lord of the Rings, The (1978) Legolas
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1974:
Won the prestigious Carlton Hobbs BBC Radio Award and a place in the BBC Drama Repertory Company
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First stage role was as a 65-year-old in "She Stoops to Conquer"
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Joined the National Theatre of Great Britain
1977:
Lent his voice to the droid C-3PO in George Lucas' epic sci-fi film "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope"
1978:
Voiced Legolas in J.R.R. Tolkien's animated feature "The Lord of the Rings"
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Reprised role as the popular droid C-3PO in the Star Wars' sequels "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Return of the Jedi" (1983)
1985:
Voiced C-3PO in the ABC animated series "Droids"
1989:
Voiced the animated figure C-3PO for Disney's Star Tours ride
1990:
Played a Priest in the horror film "I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle"
1995:
Appeared in the the fourth installment of the British series "Prime Suspect"
1999:
Did the voice work for C-3PO in "Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace"; did not physically appear in the film
2002:
Reprised role as C-3PO for "Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones"
2003:
Voiced C-3PO in the animated series "Star Wars: Clone Wars" (Cartoon Network)
2005:
Returned as C-3PO in the final installment of the Star Wars series "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"
2008:
Reprised role of C-3PO for the animated feature "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"
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Education

Giggleswick School: -

Notes

Character for Star Wars became a breakfast cereal, called "Kellogg's C-3Pos"

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"The Protocol Offensive about C-3PO"

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