The Tony and Olivier award winning actor’s film credits included The Madness Of King George and Shadowlands.

British film, TV and stage actor John Wood has died aged 81.

The Derbyshire born actor won a Tony award in 1976 for his role in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard’s Travesties and an Olivier award in 1997 for Stoppard’s The Invention Of Love. His film credits also included WarGames, Ladyhawke and Sabrina.

He appeared in TV dramas including Love In A Cold Climate, Goodnight Mr Chips, Foyle’s War and most recently the British TV series Lewis in 2007.

Wood was honoured with a CBE in 2007 for services to drama.

He is survived by his wife and four children.