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Bernard Cribbins

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b. 29 Dec 1928, Oldham, Lancashire, Britain. Cribbins became an professional in his early teenagers as an associate of an area repertory business. By enough time he was in his twenties he was set up in London, showing up regularly in the stage. Through the past due 50s he started appearing in movies, making numerous performances over the pursuing decades. Although generally in supporting jobs, his screen existence was in a way that he was often an extraordinary asset. Through the 60s onwards, he may be noticed on television in lots of popular displays. Cribbins also got surprising achievement with novelty information in 1962. Constructed by songwriters Ted Dicks and Myles Rudge, ‘The Gap In The Surface’ and ‘Best Said Fred’ had been both put into the UK Top 10, while Trevor Peacock’s ‘Gossip Calypso’ reached amount 25. ‘Best Said Fred’ afterwards motivated the name of the camp 90s pop work. Cribbins’ only various other release is at 1967 with ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’/‘Oh My Phrase’. Cribbins’ initial film appearance was an uncredited little bit part within the Yangtse Occurrence (1957), which was accompanied by a great number of roles among that are Dunkirk (1959), Make Mine A Mil (1959), Two Method Stretch out (1960), The Mouse IN THE Moon (1963), KEEP ON Jack (1963), KEEP ON Spying (1964), YOU NEED TO End up being Joking! (1965), Daleks’ Invasion Globe 2150: A.D. (1966), Gambling house Royale (1967), The Railway Kids (1970), WATER Babies (1978), KEEP ON Columbus (1992), and Blackball (2003). His tv appearances are the Night Of THE BEST Heat, Interpol Contacting (both 1960), many shows of Comedy Playhouse (1963-66), as a normal storyteller in Jackanory (1965), The Avengers (1968), his personal series, Cribbins (1969), narrator from the Wombles (1973), Fawlty Towers (1975), Simon WITHIN THE Property Of Chalk Drawings (1976), The Plank (1979), Stories Of The Unpredicted, the title part in Cuffy (both 1983) and he was narrator of Initial Sylvanian Family members (1988). Within the 90s he made an appearance frequently in Noel’s Home Party (1991) and was also within an specific shows of UK displays such as for example Dalziel And Pascoe (1999). In 2003 he made an appearance as Wally Bannister within the long-running UK sitcom Coronation Road.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bernard Cribbins
Height 1.78 m
Profession Singer, Voice Actor
Nationality British
Spouse Gillian Cribbins
Parents John Edward Cribbins, Ethel Clarkson
Music Songs Right Said Fred, The Hole in the Ground, Gossip Calypso, Folk Song, When I'm Sixty Four, I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face, Winkle Picker Shoes Blues, Quietly Bonkers, The Bird on the Second Floor, My Resistance Is Low, What About Me Then, Ringing on the Engine Bell, The Ugly Duckling, Giggling Gertie the Laughing Traffic Warden, I Go a Bundle, Sea Shanty, I'd Rather Go Fishing, King's New Clothes, The, B" Side Blues, Double Thinks, Country Music, Verily, The Tale of a Mouse, Winkle Picker Shoes, Get Your Hair Cut, I'm Hans Christian Anderson, One Man Band, No Two People, Paddington Bear, My Kind of Someone, Thumbelina, The Story of the Snowman
Albums A Combination of Cribbins (featuring Bonus Tracks), The Gingerbread Man (Original Old Vic Cast), The Very Best of Bernard Cribbins, Hole in the Ground, Famous Hits by Bernard Cribbins, Vol. 2, Right Said Fred, Famous Hits by Bernard Cribbins, Overture
Nominations BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Movies The Railway Children, Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., Frenzy, Carry On Spying, Carry On Jack, The Wrong Arm of the Law, Two-Way Stretch, The Water Babies, The Mouse on the Moon, Casino Royale, She, Carry On Columbus, The Adventures of Picasso, Blackball, Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River, The World of Suzie Wong, The Best of Enemies, Crooks in Cloisters, Tommy the Toreador, The Sandwich Man, You Must Be Joking!, The Girl on the Boat, Passport to China, Cup Fever, A Fantastic Fear of Everything, A Home of Your Own, Dunkirk, The Plank, Make Mine a Million, Sagan om Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton, Produced by George Martin, Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band, The Bargain, It's Your Move, Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective, Slip Slide Adventures, A Ghost of a Chance, Dalziel and Pascoe: Time to Go
TV Shows Old Jack's Boat, Jackanory, Edward and Friends, Cuffy, Shillingbury Tales, Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings, The Wombles, High & Dry, Langley Bottom, Star Turn, Get The Drift


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#Fact
1 He is the oldest actor to have played a credited companion on ''Doctor Who''.
2 Weybridge, Surrey, England [June 2011]
3 He dates becoming a professional actor to January 4th 1943, when a local theatre producer talent-spotted him in a school play and offered him a job with Oldham Coliseum Rep.
4 He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama.
5 Favourite Carry On film is Carry on Jack (1964).
6 Appeared with the Oldham Repertory Company, 1942-1943; with the Piccolo Players, Lancashire, UK; and with the Queen's Players, Hornchurch, UK during his early, vital years on stage.
7 Son of John Edward and Ethel (Clarkson) Cribbins.
8 He is the only actor to appear in both the "Doctor Who" feature film Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) and the revived television series, Doctor Who (2005).
9 Served in the Parachute Regiment, the British Army's airborne assault force.
10 Was the narrator to the "Tufty" British Public Information Films of the 1970s
11 He had success in the UK pop charts with 'Hole in the Ground' which reached nine, 'Right Said Fred' (10) and 'Gossip Calypso' (25) all in 1962.
12 He became a student player with his local repertory company at the age of 14.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Midsummer Night's Dream 2016/I TV Movie Snout
Old Jack's Boat: Rockpool Tales 2015 TV Series short Old Jack
New Tricks 2015 TV Series DCI Ronald Sainsbury
Old Jack's Boat 2013-2015 TV Series Old Jack
Salty's Waggy Tales 2014 TV Series short Old Jack
Midsomer Murders 2014 TV Series Duggie Wingate
A Fantastic Fear of Everything 2012 The Voice (voice)
Run for Your Wife 2012 Hospital patient
Doctor Who 2007-2010 TV Series Wilfred Mott
Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley 2009 Video short voice
The Children's Party at the Palace 2006 TV Special Station Guard
Down to Earth 2005 TV Series Frank Cosgrove
Coronation Street 2003 TV Series Wally Bannister
Blackball 2003 Mutley
Barbara 2003 TV Series Frank
Last of the Summer Wine 2003 TV Series Gavin Hinchcliffe
The Canterbury Tales 2000 TV Series Carpenter
Dalziel and Pascoe 1999 TV Series Uncle Henry
Dennis the Menace 1998 TV Series Katzenburger
Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game 1997 TV Series Captain Hook
I, Lovett 1993 TV Series Snowman
Carry on Columbus 1992 Mordecai Mendoza
Tonight at 8.30 1991 TV Series Mr. Wadhurst
Bertie the Bat 1990 TV Series Narrator
Original Sylvanian Families 1988 Video short Narrator (voice)
The Russ Abbot Show 1988 TV Series Various Characters
Terry in Pantoland 1988 TV Movie
When We Are Married 1987 TV Movie Herbert Soppitt
Super Gran 1987 TV Series Officer P. Brain
High and Dry 1987 TV Series Ron Archer
Edward and Friends 1987 TV Series
Langley Bottom 1986 TV Series Seth Raven
Highway 1985 TV Series
Alice in Wonderland 1985 TV Series Mock Turtle
The Good Old Days 1983 TV Series Himse;f - Performer
Moschops 1983 TV Series Narrator
Cuffy 1983 TV Series Cuffy
Tales of the Unexpected 1983 TV Series Charlie Krebs
It's Your Move 1982 TV Short Neighbour
Worzel Gummidge 1981 TV Series Jolly Jack
Shillingbury Tales 1981 TV Series Cuffy
Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective 1981 TV Movie Dangerous Davies
Mind Your Own Business 1981 Short
The Plank 1979 TV Short House painter
Jackanory 1979 TV Series Bilbo Baggins
Play Safe 1978/I Short Robin (voice)
The Adventures of Picasso 1978 Gertrude Stein / Narrator
The Water Babies 1978 Mr. Masterman / Voice of Eel
BBC Play of the Month 1977 TV Series Pinchwife
Arrivano i mostri 1977 TV Mini-Series
Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings 1976 TV Series Narrator (voice)
Space: 1999 1976 TV Series Captain Michael
Jackanory Playhouse 1976 TV Series King Ferdinand
Once Upon a Classic 1976 TV Series Pyramid
Great Big Groovy Horse 1975 TV Movie The Storyteller
Sagan om Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton 1975 TV Movie Narrator (English version, voice)
The Wombles 1973-1975 TV Series Narrator
Fawlty Towers 1975 TV Series Mr. Hutchinson
The Confederacy of Wives 1975 TV Movie Moneytrap
Ooh La La! 1973 TV Series Petypon
Frenzy 1972 Felix Forsythe
The Railway Children 1970 Albert Perks (as Mr. Bernard Cribbins)
Cribbins 1969-1970 TV Series
It's Tommy Cooper 1970 TV Series Guest - Doctor / Captain Smollett
Comedy Playhouse 1962-1970 TV Series Jimmy Sampson / Arnold / Ambrose Twombly / ...
The Undertakers 1969 Short Mr. Rigor
Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River 1968 Fred Davies
The Avengers 1966-1968 TV Series Bradley Marler / Arkwright
Armchair Theatre 1968 TV Series Honeybone
A Ghost of a Chance 1968 Ron
Theatre 625 1967 TV Series Larry
Casino Royale 1967 Taxi Driver
Mr. Aitch 1967 TV Series Nifty
Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. 1966 Tom Campbell
The Sandwich Man 1966 Harold - Photographer
The Bargain 1965 Short
Mogul 1965 TV Series Chas Wilson
You Must Be Joking! 1965 Sgt. Clegg
Cup Fever 1965 Policeman
She 1965/I Job
Cribbins 1965 TV Movie
A Home of Your Own 1965 The Stonemason
The Counterfeit Constable 1964 Bob, l'agent 202
Crooks in Cloisters 1964 Squirts
Carry on Spying 1964 Harold Crump
Drama 61-67 1964 TV Series Henry Hutchins
Carry on Jack 1964 Midshipman Albert Poop-Decker
The Mouse on the Moon 1963 Vincent Mountjoy
The Wrong Arm of the Law 1963 Nervous O'Toole
BBC Sunday-Night Play 1961-1962 TV Mini-Series Ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville Lord Fancourt Babberley
The Fast Lady 1962 Man on Stretcher (uncredited)
Winning Widows 1962 TV Series
The Girl on the Boat 1962 Peters
The Best of Enemies 1961 Col. Brownlow
Nothing Barred 1961 Newspaperman
Passport to China 1960 Pereira
The World of Suzie Wong 1960 Otis
Return to the Sea 1960 TV Movie Hotel reception clerk
ITV Play of the Week 1956-1960 TV Series Cpl. Pearce
International Detective 1960 TV Series Pasquale
Interpol Calling 1960 TV Series Sid
The Army Game 1960 TV Series 'Peanuts' Perry
Two Way Stretch 1960 Lennie Price
Tommy the Toreador 1959 Paco
Make Mine a Million 1959 Jack
Theatre Night 1959 TV Series Kiki Reger
Dunkirk 1958 Thirsty Sailor (uncredited)
Davy 1958 Stage Hand, Collins Music Hall (uncredited)
The Vise 1957 TV Series Driver
Battle Hell 1957 Sonar Operator / 1st Cribbage Player
David Copperfield 1956 TV Series Thomas Traddles
The Black Tulip 1956 TV Series Prince's guard

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peters Bastelstunde 1973 TV Series 3 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blandings 2014 TV Series 1 episode
Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero 2011 Documentary performer: "Gossip Calypso"
Tommy the Toreador 1959 performer: "Where's the Birdie"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
And It's Goodnight from Him: The Very Best of Ronnie Barker 1996 Video documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1962 TV Series Himself
Kingsley Amis Goes Pop 1962 TV Mini-Series Himself
Cranko at Work 1960 TV Short documentary Member of the revue 'Now Cranks'
Parade 1960 TV Series Himself
From Andy Pandy to Zebedee: The Golden Age of Children's TV 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Jackanory Storyteller
VE Day 70: A Party to Remember 2015 TV Movie Himself
Carry on Forever 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Carry On Spying / Himself - Carried On 1964-1992
Lorraine 2015 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 2014 TV Series Himself
Comedy Playhouse: Where It All Began 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Have I Got News for You 2013 TV Series Himself
Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Bernard Cribbins OBE)
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor 2013 TV Movie Himself
Pointless Celebrities 2013 TV Series Himself
The One Show 2008-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
12 Again 2012 TV Series Himself
Loose Women 2008-2012 TV Series Himself
Arena 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Barbara Windsor: A Comedy Roast 2011 TV Movie Himself
Inside Wimbledon 2010 Video documentary Himself
Greatest Christmas TV Moments 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bookaboo 2010 TV Series Himself
Would I Lie to You? 2010 TV Series Himself
BBC Look North: Yorkshire and North Midlands 2010 TV Series Himself
National Television Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The National Television Awards Backstage Live 2010 TV Special Himself
Doctor Who Confidential 2007-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2009 TV Series Himself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
Doctor Who Greatest Moments 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Fawlty Exclusive: Basil's Best Bits 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself / Mr. Hutchinson
Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Sunday Night Project 2009 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2008 TV Series Himself
British Film Forever 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Story of Jackanory 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself - 'Jackanory' Storyteller
Children's TV on Trial 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fawlty Towers Revisited 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
This Morning 2003 TV Series Himself
The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows 2001 TV Special Himself
I Love a 1970's Christmas 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
I Love 1970's 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1971-1999 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Guest
What's a Carry On? 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself, at Re-Union / 'Harold Crump' (uncredited)
Wipeout 1998 TV Series Himself
The Best of British 1998 TV Series Himself
Give Us a Clue 1997 TV Series Himself
And It's Goodnight from Him: The Very Best of Ronnie Barker 1996 Video documentary Himself
Natural World 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Noel's Telly Years 1996 TV Series Himself
The Very Best of Sid James 1996 Video documentary Himself
Pebble Mill at One 1994 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
A Passion for Angling 1993 TV Series documentary Narrator (1993) (voice)
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes 1993 TV Special Himself
Noel's House Party 1991 TV Series Regular
Jackanory 1966-1991 TV Series Himself - Storyteller / Himself - Reader / Himself - Storyteller - 'The Evil Magician'
Blankety Blank 1980-1989 TV Series Himself
Daytime Live 1989 TV Series Himself
Wogan 1988 TV Series
Treasure Hunt 1988 TV Series Himself - Contestant
The Good Old Days 1973-1982 TV Series Himself - Performer
Saturday Night at the Mill 1981 TV Series Himself
Looks Familiar 1981 TV Series Himself - Guest
Night of One Hundred Stars 1980 TV Movie Himself
Star Games 1980 TV Series Himself
It's a Knockout 1979 TV Series Himself
Star Turn 1976-1978 TV Series Himself - Host
Record Breakers 1974-1976 TV Series documentary Himself
Those Wonderful TV Times 1976 TV Series Himself
Tell Me Another 1976 TV Series Himself
The Elstree Story 1976 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Celebrity Squares 1975 TV Series Himself
The Golden Shot 1975 TV Series Himself
Cilla 1974 TV Series
Patrick, Dear Patrick an Evening with Patrick Cargill and His Guests 1972 TV Movie Himself
The Val Doonican Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Juke Box Jury 1966-1967 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Dee Time 1967 TV Series Himself
The 'She' Story 1965 Documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion 2014 TV Movie Wilf
The Destinations of Doctor Who 2012 TV Movie documentary Wilfred Mott (uncredited)
The Stars of the Street: 50 Years, 50 Classic Characters 2010 Video Wally Bannister
Would I Lie to You? 2010 TV Series Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2009 TV Series Himself
Doctor Who Confidential 2008 TV Series documentary Wilf
Carry on Quizzing 2006 Video Game Midshipman Albert Poop-Decker (uncredited)
Cilla in Black & White 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Heroes of Comedy 2002 TV Series documentary
Dalekmania 1995 Video documentary Tom Campbell
Arena 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
The World of Hammer 1994 TV Series documentary Job
Doctor Who: 30 Years in the Tardis 1993 TV Movie documentary Tom Campbell (uncredited)
Laugh with the Carry Ons 1993 TV Series
'Doctor Who': Daleks - The Early Years 1993 Video documentary Tom Campbell (uncredited)
Clapper Board 1979 TV Series Albert Perks
That's Carry On! 1977 Various Characters
Light Entertainment Killers 1969 TV Movie Bradley Mahler
Highlight: The Singing Cinema 1964

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Guest Starring Role on Television Doctor Who (2005)
1971 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor The Railway Children (1970)

TitleSalary
Carry on Spying (1964) £5,000
Carry on Jack (1964) £5,000

#Quote
1 [on being awarded the OBE]: Gobsmacked! You can't go through life expecting to get prizes. You just get on with things, which is how it should be.
2 I didn't actually audition. But when Jon Pertwee was leaving, the producer Barry Letts - who died quite recently - interviewed a lot of actors, one of whom was me. I went along and sat down and he said 'now then what can you do?' I said 'I'm a very good swimmer, I was a paratrooper, I could fight' - and he said 'Oh no, no fighting no, the Doctor is never seen fighting at all!' So Tom Baker became the next Doctor, and one of the first things I remember him doing was knocking somebody out. (On Doctor Who (1963))


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