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Anthony Daniels

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John Hurt
LifetimeFebruary 21, 1946
PortrayedLegolas in:
 Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings

Anthony Daniels played Legolas of Mirkwood in Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings. A year earlier, he first played the rôle that would make his career: C-3PO.


"I was delighted that his performance clearly echoed many of the artistic nuances that so inflected my own. Orlando has clearly learned most of his craft from following my work and I think he may have a career as an actor of some kind. His interesting decision, in the role of Legolas, was not to play it as a brunette, as did I, but as a blond. I have never played a blond, even in a cartoon. Now, of course, I play a grey."
― On Orlando Bloom's version of Legolas, Official website

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