John Williams to receive Classic Brit Award for his lifetime’s work

Before the Oscar-winning composer is honoured in October, enjoy some of his classic movie themes

Legendary composer John Williams will see his peerless body of work honoured at the Myleene Klass-hosted Classic Brit Awards this October when he receives a lifetime achievement award.


Over the decades Williams has scored countless films, from Star Wars and Indiana Jones to ET the Extra-Terrestrial and Schindler’s List.  Creator of some of the most memorable and iconic movie soundtracks in cinema history, in his time he’s been the recipient of five Oscars, four Golden Globes, seven Baftas and 21 Grammys.

Dickon Stainer, the co-chairman of the Classic Brit Awards committee, said: “John Williams has crafted some of the most memorable film scores for over half a century and we are delighted that he has kindly accepted the Lifetime Achievement award in honour of his fine work.”

Indeed, so fine are his compositions that it’s well worth pausing to take a quick trip down memory lane and remind ourselves of some of his finest hours. Congratulations, Mr Williams – everyone else, enjoy the music:

Star Wars (1977)

Indiana Jones (1981)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Superman (1978)

Harry Potter (2001)


Jaws (1975)