Bernard Joseph Cribbins was an English actor and singer who had a career spanning seven decades. On December 29, 1928, he was born in the UK. At the age of 93, he passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

With the help of his top novelty songs like “The Hole in the Ground” and “Right Said Fred” as well as his parts in humorous films like 1960’s Two-Way Stretch and the Carry On series, Cribbins rose to fame in the UK throughout the 1960s. The Railway Children (1970), Felix Forsythe, a bartender in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy (1972), and Mr. Hutchinson, a snooty hotel guest in the Fawlty Towers episode “The Hotel Inspectors” are other roles he performed (1975).

From 1966 to 1991, he read a lot for the BBC series Jackanory. From 1973 to 1975, he read aloud The Wombles for young audiences. From 2013 to 2015, he played the title role in the CBeebies series Old Jack’s Boat. In the holiday television special “Voyage of the Damned,” he originally appeared as Wilfred Mott in December 2007, then for the 2008 season, he made a comeback as the character’s grandfather.


Bernard Cribbins
Bernard Cribbins

2018 saw the release of Constable’s autobiography, Bernard Who? 75 Years Of Doing Just About Anything. After a successful social media campaign in February 2022, Cribbins was granted permission to record his autobiography as an audiobook and read it himself.

Bernard Cribbins Parents: Meet John Edward Cribbins and Ethel Clarkson

Bernard Cribbins was the son of Ethel Clarkson, a cotton weaver who was born in 1898. She died in 1989 and John Edward Cribbins, who was a World War I veteran, born in 1896 and died in 1964.


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