By Aly Semigran
Updated August 11, 2011 at 09:04 PM EDT

Respected British actor John Wood, known for his presence on both stage and screen, has passed away at the age of 81. According to the New York Times, Wood died on Saturday, Aug. 6, from natural causes. Wood, a Tony Award-winner for his leading role in Tom Stoppard’s Travesties, may best be remembered by audiences for his supporting work in films such as WarGames, Chocolat, The Purple Rose of Cairo, The Madness of King George, An Ideal Husband, and Slaughterhouse Five.