- Author Bio
"Gloriously witty, keen and spirited" J.J. Abrams, Director of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
"The odds of me ever writing a book were approximately... Oh, never mind. My golden companion worries about such things - I don't. I have indeed now written a book - telling my story, in my voice, not his - recognizing that our voices and our stories are inextricably intertwined."
When Star Wars burst onto the big screen in 1977, an unfailingly polite golden droid called C-3PO captured imaginations around the globe. But C-3PO wasn't an amazing display of animatronics with a unique and unforgettable voiceover. Inside the metal costume was an actor named Anthony Daniels.
In this deeply personal memoir, Anthony Daniels recounts his experiences of the epic cinematic adventure that has influenced pop culture for more than 40 years. For the very first time, he candidly describes his most intimate memories as the only actor to appear in every Star Wars film - from his first meeting with George Lucas to the final, emotional days on the set of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
With a foreword by J.J. Abrams and never-before-seen photography, this book is a nostalgic look back at the Skywalker saga as it comes to a close. I Am C- 3PO: The Inside Story reveals Anthony Daniels' vulnerability, how he established his role and what he accomplished, and takes readers on a journey that just happens to start in a galaxy far, far away.
Anthony Daniels trained as a stage actor but is best known for his contribution to every Star Wars film and myriad spin-offs over more than forty years. His role as the gold robot See-Threepio happily outweighs his career in radio, television, and theatre. He lives with his wife, Christine, in England and the south of France.
“[Anthony Daniels's] is the truest kind of inside story....After all these years, lines of his from the original trilogy still ring in my head and come out in my everyday speech...."–WIRED's 13 Must-Read Books for Fall, featured book