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Anthony Daniels

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

Anthony Daniels played Legolas in Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings. It had only been a year since his breakthrough as C-3PO, and he was still working for the Radio Drama Company at the time [1].


"I played Legolas - Prince of the Elves and if I am honest it was a rather odd experience in several ways. The whole cast were in the same studio but we all had to leave a two second gap between the lines which made for rather stilted dialogue and sadly, a rather stilted movie."
― Anthony Daniels, Official website
"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."
― Anthony Daniels on Orlando Bloom's version of Legolas, Official website

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