I Am C-3PO by Anthony Daniels
Discover the incredible untold story of one of Star Wars‘ most iconic characters, C-3PO, told by the man who knows him best. (Available November, 2019)
“Did you hear that? They’ve shut down the main reactor! We’ll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.”
These words were the very first to be spoken in any Star Wars movie, and they were spoken by a droid: C-3PO.
With his gleaming golden body and good-intentioned (yet worrisome) personality, C-3PO was there at the very beginning. Of course, C-3PO wasn’t actually a robot, or some amazing early animatronic creation – he was actually a man named Anthony Daniels.
Now, for the very first time, Anthony Daniels will tell C-3PO’s story in its entirety, from seeing the first concept images to the early stages of the final film in the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: Episode IX, and in the process, will also tell his own. This includes his encounters with movie legends such as Sir Alec Guinness, what it was like working closely with George Lucas, and the friendships he formed with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and others. But being encased in a solid shell for countless hours also involved hardships, pain, and in some cases real physical danger.
In I am C-3PO: The Inside Story, Daniels candidly relays his humorous, unvarnished, and extraordinary story as the man inside the machine, providing fresh new insights for even the most die-hard of Star Wars fans.
Anthony Daniels began his acting career in 1973 on the British stage. In 1975, his exceptional miming and vocal skills caught the attention of film director George Lucas, who cast him as the golden robot C-3PO in Star Wars. Daniels went on to become the only actor to appear in all six Star Wars films and is the only human to be inducted into the Robotics Hall of Fame. He tours the planet, lecturing on Star Wars and robotics.