Veteran British actor Bernard Cribbins, who played in the well-known film adaptation of The Railway Children and narrated The Wombles, has passed away today. He was 93.
In a statement to Deadline, Cribbins’ agent, Gavin Barker Associates, confirmed the information.
His career spanned seven decades and included such disparate projects as narrating The Wombles, singing the popular song Right Said Fred from the 1960s, and appearing in films like The Railway Children and the Carry On series.
Additionally, Cribbins held the record for the most appearances as the voice of the road safety squirrel Tufty Fluffytail in a number of public service announcements.
Cribbins, who was born in 1928 into a low-income family in Oldham, northwest England, dropped out of school when he was just a teenager and began working as a stage manager and bit part in local repertory theater.
After leaving the West End, he began acting in a wide variety of British movies, including the 1960 comedy “Two-Way Stretch,” in which he co-starred with Peter Sellers, the 1966 “Doctor Who” spinoff “Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 AD,” the 1967 James Bond spoof “Casino Royale,” and one of Alfred Hitchcock’s final thrillers, “Frenzy,” in which he played the title role.
Bernard Cribbins Funeral Announcement
There has not been any announcement made by Benard Cribbins’s family or his management regarding preparations for his funeral at the time of this publication as the veteran actor passed away in the early hours of today.
Bernard Cribbins Burial Service
The burial service of Cribbins will soon be held but the date, location, and mode of the funeral have not yet been made public. The veteran actor was loved by many and we will update you if news of his burial is released on the internet.