John Williams, Academy Award-winning composer of Star Wars was awarded an Honorary Knighthood from the Queen prior to her passing.
Few film composers are as recognized as John Williams. Most notable for his film scores that include the likes of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and many others, he has been nominated for 52 Academy Awards, winning five; six Emmy Awards, winning 3; and 72 Grammy Awards, winning 25. Now, he’s been awarded with a new honor: Honorary Knighthood.
A new honor for the living legend.
Queen Elizabeth II awarded John Williams an Honorary Knighthood, making the Star Wars composer one of the last recipients awarded by the Queen before her death. Previous Disney CEO Bob Iger, and frequent Williams collaborator Steven Spielberg were also awarded with an Honorary Knighthood. Unlike British nationals, recipients are not entitled to style themselves “Sir” or “Dame.”
John Williams returned to the Star Wars universe to compose a new original theme for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. His upcoming film scores include Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans and the untitled fifth Indiana Jones film from director James Mangold.
Here is the synopsis for John Williams’ most recent Star Wars film collaboration, The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
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Source: Daily Mail