Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker signed Star Wars Photo C-3P0 R2-D2
Authentic Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker signed Star Wars Photo C-3P0 R2-D2. Signed Black & White photograph signed in blue ink by Daniels and Black by Baker. Photo measures: 8×10″.
Anthony Daniels (born 21 February 1946) is an English actor and mime artist. He is best known for playing C-3PO in the Star Wars film series. He is the only actor to have appeared in all of the major films in the series, as well as its many spin-offs.
Also, Daniels was the voice of Lego as in the animated adaptation of The Lord of the Rings(1978). He has appeared intermittently on British television in various dramas.
Played C-3PO in all of the Star Wars feature films from the original instalment in the series, as both the body and voice of the golden droid. Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2 in the series until his death in 2016, revealed that he and Daniels did not get along.
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, he wore a blue Spandex costume so that during editing of the movie his body could be turned into many different wires and circuits. Daniels has reprised the role for various promotional work such as hosting The Making of Star Wars; Star Wars Connections and The Science of Star Wars.
All in all, he voiced C-3PO in the Star Wars radio serial based on the original trilogy. He voiced C-3PO for four animated series: Droids, Star Wars; Clone Wars, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Star Wars Rebels. Other C-3PO voicework by Daniels: the Christmas-themed Christmas in the Stars album; the Disney theme park attractions, Star Tours and Star Tours: The Adventures Continue; A Fan Film of Epic Proportions and the Star Tours as a part of the Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Kenny Baker (August 24, 1934 – August 13, 2016) a British actor best known as the man inside of R2-D2 in the Star Wars film series.
Baker, at 3 feet, 8 inches (112 cm) tall, a circus and cabaret performer with entertainer Jack Purvis when George Lucas hired him to be the man inside R2-D2 in Star Wars in 1977. Though both he and his wife have dwarfism, their two sons do not. Baker appears in the first six theatrical Star Wars films; although stock footage used for much of R2-D2’s role in Revenge of the Sith. Baker played an additional role in 1983’s Return of the Jedi as Paploo; the Ewok who stole an Imperial speeder bike. He originally going to play Wicket W. Warrick, but he fell ill, and that role handed over to eleven-year-old Warwick Davis.
In Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, Baker was credited as “R2 Consultant.” R2-D2 in the movie was represented by actor Jimmy Vee.
Baker had also worked with George Lucas outside of the Star Wars films; with an uncredited role as a Nelwyn band member in Willow; as well as a role as the Goblin Corps in Labyrinth.
Sadly, Kenny Baker autograph hospitalized on April 9; 2008 because of a “mystery illness;” and on August 13, 2016, passed away at the age of 81, 11 days before his 82nd birthday.