Aug 102011

John Wood — who won a in 1976 and appeared in numer­ous films and TV dra­mas and appeared in films such The Mad­ness of King George and Shad­ow­lands - has died at the age of 81.

Wood, who was made a CBE in 2007 for ser­vices to drama, won the Tony for his role in a Broad­way pro­duc­tion of ’s Trav­esties. The Derbyshire-born star died peace­fully in his sleep on Sat­urday, his agent said.

A state­ment from his agent said: “John was a dis­tin­guished clas­sical actor, who was much loved and respec­ted by his col­leagues, and will be greatly missed.”

His other TV cred­its include Good­night Mr Chips, Foyle’s War, Love in a Cold Cli­mate and Kavanagh QC. Wood received two other Tony nom­in­a­tions dur­ing his career, one for Ros­en­crantz and Guilden­stern are Dead in 1968 and another for Sher­lock Holmes.

Wood was nom­in­ated for an in 1997 for the role of AE Hous­man in Stoppard’s The Inven­tion of Love.

Photo: John Wood in Orlando

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