Anthony Daniels

Anthony Daniels

  • Highest Rated: 96% The LEGO Movie (2014)
  • Lowest Rated: 18% Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
  • Birthday: Feb 21, 1946
  • Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK
  • While British actor Anthony Daniels' face and name may not be immediately familiar to the moviegoing public, his primary film role most assuredly is: fussy aureate android C-3PO in the phenomenally popular Star Wars saga. Though acting was his passion, Daniels did not attempt to make it his career until his mid-twenties. After three years in drama school, Daniels won a job on BBC Radio and soon moved to theater, joining Britain's Young Vic Company. Daniels had been a professional thespian for only two years when he, despite initial reluctance, agreed to play C-3PO in George Lucas' record-breaking sci-fi fantasy Star Wars (1977). Paired with the bolder droid R2D2, C-3PO fretfully joined Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in the old-fashioned battle against the evil Dark Side; his gold anthropomorphized machine body became a prominent symbol of Lucas' elaborately conceived cinematic universe. The blockbuster sequels, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), also featured Daniels as the popular droid. Though Daniels moved on to other acting projects, including the animated Lord of the Rings (1978), I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle (1989), and the fourth installment of British television's acclaimed Prime Suspect series, he also authored the comic book The Protocol Offensive about C-3PO. When Lucas began production in the late '90s on the trio of prequels to the original Star Wars, Daniels was one of the few original cast members the story allowed to return -- and Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace (1999) finally revealed the origin of a pre-gilded age C-3PO.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker C-3PO 2019
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi C-3PO $619.2M 2017
93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens C-3PO $936.7M 2015
96% The LEGO Movie C-3PO $244.9M 2014
No Score Yet Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out Actor 2013
No Score Yet Revealing Mr. Maugham Actor 2012
No Score Yet Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace Actor 2011
18% Star Wars: The Clone Wars C-3PO $35.1M 2008
No Score Yet Conjure Actor 2005
80% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith C-3PO 2005
No Score Yet Treasure of the Hidden Planet Actor 2004
66% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones C-3PO $308M 2002
No Score Yet Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Rivalry Continues Actor 2001
53% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace C-3PO $431.1M 1999
No Score Yet Special Effects Actor 1996
No Score Yet I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle Priest 1989
No Score Yet The Great Heep Actor 1986
81% Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi C-3P0 1983
95% Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back C-3PO $4.6M 1980
33% Star Wars: Holiday Special Actor 1978
52% The Lord of the Rings Legolas 1978
93% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope C-3PO 1977

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Star Wars: Clone Wars---'The Epic Micro Series'
2003-2005
Voice
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Martin
1992-1997
Dontae
  • 1995
100% Prime Suspect
1991-2006
Pathologist

QUOTES FROM Anthony Daniels CHARACTERS

C-3PO
Goodness! Han Solo! It is I, C-3PO! You probably do not recognize me because of the red arm...
C-3PO
Princesses.
C-3PO
I beg your pardon, but what do you mean 'naked'?
C-3PO
Don't you get technical with me!
C-3PO
Don't get technical with me.
C-3PO
C-3PO: I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win.
C-3PO
I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy.
R2-D2
Let the Wookiee win.
C-3PO
Hello, Sir! I am C-3PO. Human-Cyborg relations. And this is my counter-part, R2-D2.