Daniels, Anthony 1946-

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Daniels, Anthony 1946-


Born February 21, 1946, in Salisbury, Wiltshire; England; father, a plastics company executive. Education: Studied law and hotel management; also enrolled in drama school.


Agent—Fifi Oscard Agency, 110 West 40th St., Suite 1601, New York, NY 10018.


Actor. BBC Drama Repertory Company, member, beginning in the 1970s; presenter and producer of conferences and trade shows, including work as a presenter in The Art of Star Wars Exhibition; appeared in conventions. Provided the voice of C-3PO for the theme park attraction Star Tours (also known as Star Rides). Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, visiting scholar.

Awards, Honors:

Carlton Hobbs BBC Radio Award, c. 1974; as the character of C-3PO, left his footprints in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.


Film Appearances:

C-3PO (some sources cite character name as See Threepio), Star Wars (also known as Adventures of the Starkiller: Episode 1—The Star Wars, The Adventures of Luke Starkiller as Taken from the "Journal of the Whills," Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope, Star Wars IV: A New Hope, The Star Wars, The Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Starkiller, and La guerra de las estrellas), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1977, other versions also released.

Voice of Legolas, The Lord of the Rings (animated; also known as J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings"), United Artists, 1978.

C-3PO, Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back (also known as The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back, A Birodalom visszavag, Das Imperium schlaegt zurueck, El imperio contra ataca, El imperio contraataca, Guerra nas estrelas 2—O imperio contra-ataca, Gwiezdne wojny: Imperium kontratakuje, Ha-Emperia Maka Shenit, Imperiet slaar igen, Imperiet slaar tilbake, Imperiumin vastaisku, Imperium vraci uder, La guerra de les galaxies: L'imperi contraataca, La guerre des etoiles V: L'empire contre-attaque, L'empire contre-attaque, L'impero colpisce ancora, O imperio contra-ataca, Razboiul stelelor—Imperiul contraataca, Rymdimperiet slaar tillbaka, Star wars: Episodio V—El imperio contraataca, Star Wars—Episodio V—O imperio contra-ataca, Star wars V—imperiumin vastaisku, Star wars: Epizoda V—imperium vracia uder, and Suta wozu: Teikoku no gyakushu), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980, other versions also released.

C-3PO, Star Wars: Episode VI—Return of the Jedi (also known as Blue Harvest, Return of the Jedi, Revenge of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VI—Revenge of the Jedi, Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi, Die Rueckkehr der Jedi-Ritter, El regreso del Jedi, El retorn del Jedi, El retorno del Jedi, Il ritorno dello Jedi, Jedin paluu, Jedins aaterkomst, Jedi-ridderen vender tilbage, Jediridderen vender tilbake, La guerra de les galaxies: El retorn del jedi, La guerre des etoiles VI: Le retour du jedi, Le retour du Jedi, O regresso de Jedi, O retorno de Jedi, Powrot jedi, Razboiul stelelor—Intoarcerea lui jedi, Star wars VI—Jedin paluu, and Suta wozu: Jedai no kikan), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983, other versions also released.

Priest, I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle, Dirk Productions, 1990.

C-3PO, Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (short documentary; also known as Special Effects), IMAX Corporation, 1996.

C-3PO, Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace (also known as The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode I, Star Wars: Episode I—The Beginning, Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace, Csillagok haboruja I.—Baljos arnyak, Guerra nas estrelas—A ameaca fantasma, Guerre stellari: Episodio I, Gwiezdne wojny: Czesc I—Mroczne widmo, La amenaza fantasma, La guerra de las galaxias: Episodio I—La amenaza fantasma, Razboiul stelelor—Amenintarea fantomei, Star wars—det moerka hotet, Star Wars: Episodio I—A ameaca fantasma, Star wars: Episodio I—La amenaza fantasma, Star wars: Episode I—Den skjulte trussel, Star wars: Episode I—Den usynlige fjende, Star Wars: Episode I—Die dunkle Bedrohung, Star Wars: Episode I—La menace fantome, Star Wars: Episode 1—La menace fantome, Star wars episodi I: Pimeae uhka, Star wars: Episodio I—La minaccia fantasma, Star wars: H aorath apeilh, Suta wozu: Fantomu menasu, and Taehtien sota: Episodi I—Primeae uhka), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

(Uncredited) Himself, R2-D2: Beneath the Dome (short film; also known as Artoo-Detoo: Beneath the Dome), 2001.

C-3PO, Lieutenant Dannl Faytonni, and extra, Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones (also known as Attack of the Clones, Star Wars II, Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones, Gwiezdne wojny: Czesc II—Atak klonow, La guerra de las galaxias: Episodio II—El ataque de los clones, La guerra de las galaxies: L'atac dels clons, Ratovi zvijezda: Epizoda II—Klonovi napadaju, Star wars: Boeluem II—Klonlar'in saldirisi, Star Wars: Episode II—Angriff der Klonkrieger, Star Wars: Episode II—Klonene angriper, Star Wars: Episode II—Klonernes angreb, Star Wars: Episode II—L'attaque des clones, Star wars: Episodi II—Kloonien hyoekkaeys, Star wars: Episodi II—l'atac dels clons, Star Wars: Episodio II—El ataque de los clones, Star Wars: Episodio II—L'attacco dei cloni, Star Wars: Episodio II—O ataque dos clones, Star wars episod 2: Klonernas attack, Star wars: Episod II: Klonerna anfaller, Star wars: Episodul II—Atacul clonelor, Star Wars II—Ataque dos clones, Star wars II. resz—A klonok tamadasa, Suta wozu: Kuron no kougeki, and Vojna zvezd: Epizoda II—Napad klonov), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002, IMAX version released as Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience.

(In archive footage) Voice of C-3PO, Treasure of the Hidden Planet (animated; edited version of 1986 television special The Great Heep), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2004.

C-3PO and Lieutenant Dannl Faytonni, Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith (also known as Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode III, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith, Guerra nas estrelas—A vinganca dos Sith, La guerra de las galaxias: Episodio III—La venganza de los sith, La guerra de las galaxies: La venjanca dels sith, Perang bintang: Episod III—Dendam kumpulan sith, Star Wars: Episode III—Die Rache der Sith, Star wars: Episode III—La revanche des sith, Star wars: Episodi III-La venjanca dels sith, Star wars: Episodi III—Sithin kosto, Star wars: Episodio III-La vendetta dei sith, Star wars: Episodio III—La venganza de los sith, Star wars: Episod III—Moerkrets haemnd, Star wars: Osa III—Sithi kaettemaks, Stjaernornas krig: Episod III—Moerkrets haemnd, and Suta wozu: Shisu no fukushu), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Anthony Daniels, Conjure, 2006.

Voice of C-3PO, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (animated), Warner Bros., 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Daniels may appear as C-3PO in a live action television series based on Star Wars.

Television Appearances; Animated Series:

Voice of C-3PO, Droids: The Adventures of R2D2 and C3PO (also known as Droids and Star Wars: Droids), ABC, 1985-86, later known as The Ewoks and Droids Adventure Hour, ABC, 1986.

Voice of C-3PO, Star Wars: Clone Wars (also known as Clone Wars), Cartoon Network, 2003-2005.

Voice of C-3PO, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (also known as The Clone Wars), Cartoon Network and TNT, beginning 2008.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Himself, Ultimate Sci-Fi Top 10, Sky, 2004.

Himself, The 100 Greatest Family Films, Channel 4 (England), 2005.

C-3PO, Science of Star Wars, The Discovery Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Bruce, The World of Eddie Weary, Yorkshire Television, 1990.

Francois, Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen, ABC and Family Channel, 1995.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Glendenning, "William Wilson," Centre Play (also known as Centre Play for Christmas and Centre Play for Christmas: William Wilson), BBC, 1976.

C-3PO, The Making of "Star Wars," ABC, 1977.

C-3PO, The Star Wars Holiday Special (also known as The "Star Wars" Christmas Special), CBS, 1978.

Turning Year Tales, BBC Two, 1979.

C-3PO, Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi, CBS, 1983.

C-3PO, From "Star Wars" to "Jedi": The Making of a Saga, PBS, c. 1983.

C-3PO, Donald Duck's 50th Birthday, CBS, 1984.

Voice of C-3PO, The Great Heep (animated), ABC, 1986, edited and released as Treasure of the Hidden Planet, Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2004.

Mr. Cane, "In the Pink," Dramarama, Independent Television (England), 1989.

Voice of C-3PO, Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1990.

Star Wars: The Magic and the Mystery, Fox, 1997.

C-3PO, Star Wars: Connections (short), 2002.

Voice of Lord Nelson, Ghosts of Albion: Legacy (animated), BBC, 2003.

Himself, Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Himself, When Star Wars Ruled the World, VH1, 2004.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) C-3PO, Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On (also known as Sesame Street: Elmo's World—The Street We Live On!), PBS, 2004.

Voice of Lord Nelson, Ghosts of Albion: Embers (animated), BBC, 2004.

Himself, "Star Wars": Feel the Force, 2005.

(And in archive footage) C-3PO, Star Wars at 30, G4, 2007.

Appeared in other programs, including Macbeth.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, Dinah! (also known as Dinah and Dinah and Friends), syndicated, 1977.

C-3PO, "Mark Hamill/Star Wars" (also known as "Mark Hamill"), The Muppet Show, syndicated, 1980.

C-3PO, Sesame Street (also known as The New Sesame Street, Open Sesame, Sesame Park, Sesame Street Unpaved, Canadian Sesame Street, and Les amis de Sesame), PBS, multiple episodes in 1980.

Kenneth, "March," The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, Central Television, 1984.

I Thought You'd Gone, Central Television, 1984.

Rupert Fairfax, "Mirror Mirror on the Wall," Three Up, Two Down, BBC, 1987.

Jeremy, "Sons and Lovers," Singles, Yorkshire Television, 1989.

Richard Lee-Ward, "Stoning the Glasshouse," The Bill, Independent Television (England), 1992.

Dontae, "Bachelor Party," Martin, Fox, 1995.

Pathologist, "The Lost Child," Prime Suspect (also known as Prime Suspect 4, Prime Suspect: The Lost Child, and Prime Suspect 4: The Lost Child), Independent Television, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre (also known as ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre and Mobil Masterpiece Theatre), PBS, both 1995.

Himself, Showbiz Today, Cable News Network, 1996.

Professor Dobson, "Five on a Secret Trail," The Famous Five (also known as Enid Blyton's "Famous Five"), Independent Television, 1997.

Walton, "The Best Years of Your Death," Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), BBC, 2000.

Himself, "No More Heroes," SF: UK, Channel 4 (England), 2001.

Mr. Tidyman, "Serotonin Wild," Urban Gothic, Channel 5 (England) and Bravo Canada, 2001.

Himself, The Big Breakfast, Channel 4, 2001.

Himself, "100th Episode Spectacular," The Electric Playground, TechTV, 2002.

Himself, "Science Fiction," Film Genre (also known as Hollywood History), 2002.

(Uncredited; in archive footage) Himself, "Troldspejlet special: Bag Klonernes angreb," Troldspejlet, Danmarks Radio (Denmark), 2002.

Colonel Donald Humphries, "In the Line of Fire," Holby City (also known as Holby), BBC, 2004.

Himself, This Morning (also known as This Morning with Richard and Judy), Independent Television, 2004.

Himself, GMTV, Independent Television, 2004, 2006.

(Uncredited) Himself, "Make Me Normal," Only Human, Channel 4, 2005.

(Uncredited) C-3PO and himself, Jeopardy, syndicated, 2005.

C-3PO and himself, Tigerenten Club, 2005.

Justin Watts, "Abuse of Power," Doctors, BBC, 2006.

Himself, Bring BackStar Wars (also known as "Star Wars," Bring Back …), Channel 4, 2008.

Appeared in other programs, including Square Deal, London Weekend Television.

Television Appearances; Other:

Appeared in other programs, including Christmas Cherries and The King's Glazier.

Stage Appearances:

Teenager, Forget-Me-Not Lane, c. 1970.

Sixty-five-year-old man, She Stoops to Conquer, Palace Theatre, Watford, England, 1974.

Appeared in City of the Dead, Belgian production; as Malcolm, Macbeth; in Much Ado about Nothing, London production; and as Alfred and Guildenstern, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, National Theatre, Young Vic Theatre and Criterion Theatre, both London. Appeared in other productions, including Blumengeister, The Boy Friend (musical), Dangerous Corner, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, and The Streets of London, and other productions of the National Theatre.

Major Tours:

Appeared in touring productions of the National Theatre.

Radio Appearances; Series:

Voice of C-3PO, Star Wars, broadcast on NPR Playhouse, National Public Radio (NPR), 1981, included as part of Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama (also known as The Star Wars Trilogy), National Public Radio (NPR).

Voice of C-3PO, The Empire Strikes Back, broadcast on NPR Playhouse, National Public Radio (NPR), 1983, included as part of Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama (also known as The Star Wars Trilogy), National Public Radio (NPR).

Voice of C-3PO, The Return of the Jedi, National Public Radio (NPR), c. 1996, included as part of Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama (also known as The Star Wars Trilogy), National Public Radio (NPR).

Appeared in other radio programs.



C-3PO and himself, Return of the Ewok, Lucasfilm, 1982.

(In archive footage) Voice of C-3PO, The Pirates and the Prince (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 1997.

Himself, The Stars of Star Wars: Interviews with the Cast, IMC Vision, 1999.

Himself, The Unauthorized Star Wars Story, Visual Entertainment, 1999.

C-3PO, The Story of Star Wars, Lucasfilm, 2002.

C-3PO, The Characters of "Star Wars," Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2004.

(In archive footage) C-3PO, A New Chapter: The Story of "The Force Unleashed," LucasArts Entertainment Company, 2008.


(Narrator and various character voices) Timothy Zahn, Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 2), Random House Audio, 1992.

(Narrator and various character voices) Zahn, The Last Command (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 3), Spectra, 1994.

Video Games:

Voice of C-PO, Monopoly Star Wars, 1997.

Voice of C-3PO, Lego Star Wars: The Video Game, 2005.

Voice of C-3PO, Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, 2006.

Voice of C-3PO, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, 2007.


Video Games:

Monopoly Star Wars, 1997.

Comic Books:

(With Ryder Windham and Brian Daley) Droids: The Protocol Offensive (also known as The Protocol Offensive and Star Wars: The Protocol Offensive), illustrated by Igor Kordey and edited by Bob Cooper, Dark Horse Comics, 1997.


Author of the column "New Improved Wonder Column," Star Wars Insider.


Composed music for productions for children.



Empire, June, 1994, p. 42.

Enterprise Incidents, March, 1985, pp. 10-13.

Film Review Special, March, 1997, pp. 44-47.

San Francisco Chronicle, May 12, 2005, pp. E1, E3.

SFX, April, 2002, pp. 77, 79, 81.

Starlog, October, 1985, pp. 23-26, 72; March, 1997.