The BAFTA victor's profession crossed six decades, and he as of late discovered new fans through his parts in Doctor Who and Harry Potter.
The famous British artist featured in more than 200 movies and TV arrangement amid a celebrated vocation which crossed six decades.
He got basic recognition for his depiction of Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant, and in addition his exhibitions in The Elephant Man, 1984, Watership Down and Midnight Express.
In Ridley Scott's Alien, the on-screen character played the principal casualty of the title animal - an execution which earned him a BAFTA designation.
Sir John said he was 'inordinately proud' to be knighted
Sir John, who was born in Derbyshire, discovered new fans when he featured as wandmaker Ollivander in the Harry Potter movies.
He likewise showed up in two unique scenes of Doctor Who to stamp the science fiction show's 50th commemoration in 2013.
One of Sir John's latest exhibitions was in the Oscar-assigned film Jackie, which was discharged in the UK only eight days back.
The actor was knighted by the Queen at Windsor Castle in 2015, when he was halfway through a course of chemotherapy for pancreatic malignancy.
Sir John won four BAFTA grants amid his profession, including a lifetime accomplishment acknowledgment for his exceptional commitment to British silver screen in 2012. He was additionally designated for two Academy Awards.
Last June, he hauled out of the West End creation The Entertainer on guidance from specialists, as he had been experiencing an intestinal protest.