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Tony Award Winner John Wood Has Died

Broadway veteran John Wood, who won the Tony Award for his performance as Henry Carr in the 1976 Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties, died on Saturday, August 6 at the age of 81, according to the BBC.

One of Great Britain's leading actors, Wood worked at such major companies as the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Young Vic. He received an Olivier Award nomination in 1997 for Stoppard's The Invention of Love. In 2007, he was awarded a CBE for services to drama.

He received Tony nominations for his first two Broadway outings, Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and the 1974 revival of Sherlock Holmes. He originated the role of Sidney Brunt in Broadway's Deathtrap and also played the title role in the 1977 Broadway production of Tartuffe and Salieri in Amadeus.

Wood worked frequently in film and television; his many credits include The Madness of King George, Shadowlands Goodnight Mr Chips, War Games, Chocolat, An Ideal Husband, and Foyle's War.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia, and four children.

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