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Bernard Cribbins Wiki: Bernard Joseph Cribbins, OBE (born 29 December 1928) is an English character actor, comedy actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian with a career spanning over seventy years. Bernard Cribbins came to prominence in films of the 1960s and has been in work consistently since his professional debut in the mid-1950s.
Bernard Cribbins narrated The Wombles, a BBC children’s television programme that ran for 60 episodes between 1973 and 1975, and played the pretentious guest Mr. Hutchinson in “The Hotel Inspectors” episode of Fawlty Towers (1975), and the belligerent barman in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy (1972). Bernard Cribbins also recorded several successful novelty records in the early 1960s and was a regular and prolific performer on the BBC’s Jackanory from 1966 to 1991. Having appeared as Tom Campbell, a companion to Dr. Who in the 1966 feature film Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., Bernard Cribbins also appeared four decades later as Wilfred Mott, a companion to television’s Tenth Doctor.
Bernard Cribbins Early life
Born in Derker, Oldham, Lancashire, Bernard Cribbins served an apprenticeship at the Oldham Repertory Theatre. In 1947, Bernard Cribbins interrupted his apprenticeship to undertake national service with the Parachute Regiment in Aldershot and in British-administered Mandatory Palestine.
Bernard Cribbins Early stage and record career
Bernard Cribbins made his first West End theatre appearance in 1956 at the Arts Theatre, playing the two Dromios in A Comedy of Errors, and co-starred in the first West End productions of Not Now Darling, There Goes the Bride and Run for Your Wife. Bernard Cribbins also starred in the revue And Another Thing and recorded a single of a song from the show titled “Folksong”.
In 1962 Bernard Cribbins released three comic songs that became hits on the UK Singles Chart. “The Hole in the Ground” was about an annoyed workman who eventually buries a harasser. “Right Said Fred” was about three workmen who struggle to move an unspecified heavy and awkward object into or out of a building. Both these songs were produced by George Martin for Parlophone, with music by Ted Dicks and lyrics by Myles Rudge. “Hole in the Ground” and “Right Said Fred” both reached the top ten in the UK Singles Chart (all chart positions are given below). His third and final single of the year was “Gossip Calypso”, which was another top 30 hit.
Bernard Cribbins Movies
Bernard Cribbins appeared in films from the early 1950s, mainly comedies. His credits include Two-Way Stretch (1960) and The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963) with Peter Sellers, Crooks in Cloisters(1964) and three Carry On films – Carry On Jack (1963), Carry On Spying (1964) and Carry On Columbus (1992). Other appearances include the second Doctor Who film Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) as Special Police Constable Tom Campbell; She in 1965; Casino Royale (1967) as a taxi driver; The Railway Children (1970) as Mr Albert Perks, the station porter and the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Frenzy (1972) as Felix Forsythe. Later films include Dangerous Davies – The Last Detective (1981), Blackball (2003) and Run for Your Wife (2012).
Bernard Cribbins Later stage career
Bernard Cribbins later theatre credits include the roles of Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre, Moonface Martin in Anything Goes with Elaine Paige at the Prince Edward Theatre, Dolittle in My Fair Lady at the Houston Opera House, Texas and Watty Watkins in George Gershwin’s Lady, Be Good at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and on tour. Bernard Cribbins has also appeared in numerous pantomimes. Bernard Cribbins appeared in the BBC CBeebies Proms (Number 11 & 13) at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 July 2014 as Old Jack.
National Life Stories conducted an interview (C1173/14) with Bernard Cribbins on his memories of Richard Negri in 2006 for its An Oral History of Theatre Design collection held by the British Library.
Bernard Cribbins Doctor Who
Having played Tom Campbell, a companion to Dr. Who in the 1966 feature film Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., Bernard Cribbins returned to the world of Doctor Who in 2006, when a photograph of him and fellow Doctor Who alumnus Lynda Baron at a wedding appeared on the BBC’s tie-in website for the television episode “Tooth and Claw”.
In January 2007, Bernard Cribbins had a guest role as glam rock promoter Arnold Korns in Horror of Glam Rock, a Doctor Who audio drama by Big Finish Productions.
In December 2007, Bernard Cribbins appeared as Wilfred Mott in the Christmas television special, “Voyage of the Damned”; he then appeared in a recurring capacity as the same character for the 2008 series, as the grandfather of companion Donna Noble. He became a temporary Tenth Doctor companion himself in The End of Time, the two-part 2009–10 Christmas and New Year special when his character was inadvertently responsible for that Doctor’s demise. Bernard Cribbins‘s role as Mott makes him unique, as he is the only actor to have played two companions, and the only actor featured alongside the Doctor’s enemies, the Daleks, in both the TV and cinema versions of Doctor Who.
Bernard Cribbins Honours
In 2009, Bernard Cribbins was honored for his work in children’s television with a Special Award at the British Academy Children’s Awards which was presented by former co-star Catherine Tate, who portrayed his character’s granddaughter in Doctor Who.
Bernard Cribbins was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to drama.
In 2014 Bernard Cribbins was awarded the J.M. Barrie award for his “lasting contribution to children’s arts”.
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Doctor Who actor and Womble narrator Bernard Cribbins, 89, appeared on the charity special of the show ahead of Christmas and was stunned as The Governess Anne arrived dressed to the nines as Ginger Spice
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