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Anthony Daniels is an English actor, writer, and producer, best known for portraying the beloved droid, C-3PO, in the Star Wars franchise. Born on February 21, 1946, in Salisbury, England, Daniels attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and started his career with theater productions.
In 1976, George Lucas discovered Daniels through his performance in the play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" and offered him the role of C-3PO. Daniels accepted and went on to play the character in all nine main Star Wars films, as well as in various spin-offs, animated series, and video games.
Besides his work on Star Wars, Daniels has also acted in other film and television productions, including "I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." Moreover, he has lent his voice to numerous projects, such as the animated television series "Clone Wars" and the video game "Star Wars: Republic Commando."
Outside of acting, Daniels has written two books about his experiences portraying C-3PO, titled "I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story" and "My Life as a Mismatched Sock." He has also produced and directed theater productions, such as the play "Roll Over Beethoven."
Throughout his career, Daniels has received various accolades for his contribution to the Star Wars franchise, including induction into the 501st Legion, a worldwide Star Wars costume organization, and an Honorary Membership of the Order of the British Empire for services to drama in 2014.
Anthony Daniels is an accomplished actor, writer, and producer whose portrayal of C-3PO has left an indelible mark on the Star Wars franchise and popular culture at large.
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