British Actor John Wood, who won a Tony Award in 1976 and acted in several films and television programs, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, his agent said. He was 81.

"John was a distinguished classical actor, who was much loved and respected by his colleagues, and will be greatly missed," his agent said in a recent statement.

Wood appeared in many movies like 'War Games,' 'Ladyhawke,' 'Lady Jane,' 'The Madness of King George,' 'Shadowlands,' 'Sabrina,' 'An Ideal Husband' and 'Chocolat.'

He also appeared in TV programs like 'Goodnight Mr Chips,' 'Foyle's War,' 'Love in a Cold Climate' and 'Kavanagh QC.'

His most recent appearance was in the TV series Lewis in 2007.

Wood was made a commander of the British Empire in 2007 for services to theater.

He also completed a stint at the Royal Shakespeare Company and prior to that at London's Old Vic, where he appeared alongside Richard Burton, reported BBC News.

He is survived by his wife and four children.