How Queen’s Last Knight Will Be Sir Star Wars: Composer John Williams will be honored after creating music for countless blockbuster movies
- Star Wars composer John Williams has been awarded an honorary knighthood
- It was one of the final awards approved by the Queen before she died this month.
- Williams, 90, has collected 25 Grammy Awards, seven Baftas and five Oscars.
- He created music for blockbusters like Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Harry Potter.
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Star Wars composer John Williams was given an honorary knighthood in one of the final awards approved by the Queen before his death this month.
The American created music for countless blockbuster movies that also include Jaws, two Jurassic Park movies, and three Harry Potter movies.
His award for services to film music was included in a list of honorary awards for foreign nationals that was updated last night. It was approved by Her late Majesty.
Star Wars composer John Williams (pictured) was given an honorary knighthood at one of the final awards approved by the Queen before his death this month.
Former Disney CEO Robert Iger, 71, was also 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. Her accolades include 25 Grammy Awards, seven Bafta Awards and five Oscars. He also composed music for the Indiana Jones movies Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List.
The honorary awards recognize foreign and Commonwealth citizens who have made an outstanding contribution to the United Kingdom. Other headlines include Microsoft founder Bill Gates, his ex-wife Melinda and director Steven Spielberg.
Recipients do not have the right to be called ‘Sir’ or ‘Dame’, unlike British citizens.