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Queen's final knight John Williams to be honoured after creating music for many blockbuster films


How Queen’s ultimate knight shall be Sir Star Wars: Composer John Williams to be honoured after creating music for numerous blockbuster movies

  • Star Wars composer John Williams has been awarded an honorary knighthood
  • It was one of many ultimate awards authorised by the Queen earlier than she died this month
  • Williams, 90, has collected 25 Grammys, seven Bafta awards and 5 Oscars
  • He created music for blockbusters akin to Jaws, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter 
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Star Wars composer John Williams has been awarded an honorary knighthood in one of many ultimate awards authorised by the Queen earlier than she died this month.

The American created music for numerous blockbuster movies which additionally embrace Jaws, two Jurassic Park films and three Harry Potter movies.

His award for providers to movie music was included in an inventory of honorary awards for overseas nationals that was up to date final evening. It was authorised by Her Late Majesty. 

Star Wars composer John Williams (pictured) has been awarded an honorary knighthood in one of many ultimate awards authorised by the Queen earlier than she died this month.

Former Disney chief govt Robert Iger, 71, has additionally been awarded an honorary KBE for providers to UK-US relations.

Williams, 90, was born in New York Metropolis and started his profession within the early Fifties. His accolades embrace 25 Grammy Awards, seven Bafta awards and 5 Oscars. He additionally composed music for the Indiana Jones movies, Saving Personal Ryan and Schindler’s Record.

Honorary awards recognise overseas and Commonwealth nationals who’ve made an impressive contribution to the UK. Different holders embrace Microsoft founder Invoice Gates and his ex-wife Melinda and director Steven Spielberg.

Recipients will not be entitled to model themselves ‘Sir’ or ‘Dame’, not like British nationals.

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