John Wood

John Wood

Birth
Derbyshire, England
Death 6 Aug 2011 (aged 81)
Gloucestershire, England
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 74677638 · View Source
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Actor. Born in Derbyshire, England, he appeared in numerous stage, films and TV dramas. He began his career as a member of the London Old Vic troupe and performed in many theatre productions before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1960s. He won The Most Promising Actor Award for his role in "Exiles" (1970), won Broadway's Best Actor Tony Award for "Travesties" (1976) and received the London Evening Standard Theatre Best Actor Award for his performance in "King Lear" (1991). He was a veteran of 40 feature films such as "Wings of Death" (1961), "The Engagement" (1970), "War Games" (1983), "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1986), "The Avengers" (1998) and "Chocolat" (2000). For British television, he appeared on "Espionage", "Out of the Unknown", "Armchair Theatre", "The Canterbury Tales" and "Foyle's War", among others. He also was appointed the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) at the 2007 Queens New Years Honors List for his services to drama.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 9 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74677638
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Wood (1 Jan 1930–6 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74677638, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Unknown.