The death of Bernard Cribbins, who was 93 years old, has occurred. The actor, comedian, and singer is perhaps best known in recent years for his recurring role in Doctor Who alongside David Tennant and Catherine Tate.
However, he has been a regular feature on our screens ever since his TV debut in the 1956 version of David Copperfield.
In addition to Doctor Who, the actor, comedian, and singer has appeared in a number of other films and television shows.
Cribbins, who was born in Oldham, made an appearance in a number of films, some of which are Carry on Jack and Carry on Columbus as well as frenzy, which was directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
After making his debut in the Doctor Who universe alongside Peter Cushing in the film Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., which was released in 1964, he later came back for the series resurrection in 2007 playing a different character named Wilfred Mott.
Bernard Cribbins is well recognized by a generation of youngsters as the narrator of the Wombles, which aired from 1973 to 1975.
Despite the fact that the program was continuously rerun for decades after its initial run, its legacy has outlived its initial run by a significant margin.
His smooth voice made him an ideal choice for the BBC’s storytelling show Jackanory, on which he made more appearances than any other reader, 114, between the years 1966 and 1991.
His appearances on the show put him in the record books. In 2003, he also made an appearance in Coronation Street playing the role of Wally Bannister in a total of 11 episodes.
Hole in the Ground and Right Said Fred were both top ten songs for Cribbins in 1962. Cribbins was ecstatic when Noel Coward chose Hole in the Ground as one of his Desert Island Discs because it was one of his other top 10 singles.
He stated this to the Guardian in the year 2014, saying, “I never met the individual.” “But there was once a time when I was stuck in traffic in Parliament Square, and a limo drew up next to me.
And he was sitting in the back seat, and I wanted to step out and say it’s me, it’s the Hole in the Ground,” she said. Throughout his career, Cribbins was active as an actor on stage.
He had his stage debut in A Comedy of Errors at the Arts Theatre in the West End in 1956. He went on to play starring roles in Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre as well as in a number of pantomimes.
In recognition of his contributions to the theater in 2011, he was given an OBE. Cribbins’ colleague on Doctor Who, Russell T.
Davies, who also worked with Cribbins, has paid tribute to him on Instagram. I have feelings for this dude. I love him. He cherished his time on “Doctor Who.”
He exclaimed, “Children are calling me granddad while we’re walking down the street!” His first day on set was spent with Kylie Minogue, but everyone’s attention, including Kylie’s, was focused on Bernard.