- Star Wars composer John Williams awarded honorary knighthood
- It was one of the last awards approved by the Queen before her death this month
- Williams, 90, has won 25 Grammy Awards, seven BAFTA Awards and five Oscars
- He composed music for blockbuster movies like Jaws, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter.
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Star Wars composer John Williams has been awarded an honorary knighthood in one of the last awards approved by the Queen before his death this month.
American composed the music for countless blockbuster films including Jaws, two Jurassic Park films and three Harry Potter films.
His award for services to film music was included in the list of honorary awards for foreign nationals which was updated last night. It was approved by His Majesty.
Star Wars composer John Williams (pictured) has been awarded an honorary knighthood in one of the last awards approved by the Queen before he died this month.
Robert Iger, 71, former Disney chief executive, has also been awarded an honorary KBE for services to UK-US relations.
Williams, 90, was born in New York City and began her career in the early 1950s. His accolades include 25 Grammy Awards, seven BAFTA Awards and five Oscars. He also composed music for the Indiana Jones films, Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List.
The Honorary Awards recognize foreign and Commonwealth citizens who have made an outstanding contribution to the UK. Other holders include Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his ex-wife Melinda and director Steven Spielberg.
Recipients are not entitled to style themselves ‘Sir’ or ‘Dame’, unlike British citizens.
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