English actor, comedian, and singer Bernard Cribbins has passed away. He was 93. Cribbins was born in Oldham and has been in a lot of movies. Eight decades of his career included hits like Right Said Fred and Fawlty Towers. He was well-known for his part in “Doctor Who,” which starred David Tennant, Catherine Tate, and him. He appeared in cinema frequently after making his acting debut in David Copperfield in 1956.
Films by Cribbins include Frenzy and Jack and Carry. Alongside Peter Cushing, Cribbins debuted in the “Doctor Who” series in 1964 with the Daleks’ Invasion of Earth 2150 A.D. He made a comeback in 2007 as Wilfred Mott, a new character. People also recall him as the Wombles’ narrator (1973-1975). The series was continuously broadcast, and its long legacy beyond its brief lifespan.
He had a sweet voice that was ideal for the storytelling role of Jackanory. In 2003, he appeared 13 times as Wally Bannister in Coronation Street.
In 1962, he produced a few top-10 songs during his formative years. Right Said Fred and Hole in the Ground were two of the songs. Hole in the Ground was Nol Coward’s selection for his Desert Island Discs. Cribbins began performing on stage in the West End in 1956 and continued to do so throughout his career. He performed at the Arts Theater in A Comedy of Errors and starred in Pantomime and National Theater. Among the latter was Guys and Dolls.
Cribbins received the OBE in 2011 in recognition of his contribution to drama. On Instagram, Russel T Davies, who co-wrote Doctor Who with him, paid tribute. He claimed to adore the man and that Cribbins cherished his time as a Doctor Who. Cribbins’ first day on location, he continued, was with Kylie Minogue, but everyone was focused on Cribbins.