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Anthony Daniels

Highest Rated:   96% The LEGO Movie (2014)
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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
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
79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • C-3PO
2005
No Score Yet Treasure of the Hidden Planet
  • Actor
2004
65% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
  • C-3PO
$307.9M 2002
No Score Yet Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Rivalry Continues
  • Actor
2001
55% 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
80% Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
  • C-3P0
1983
94% Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
  • C-3PO
$4.6M 1980
43% Star Wars: Holiday Special
  • Actor
1978
50% 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

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