A career spanning seven decades, Bernard Joseph Cribbins OBE was an English actor and singer. He was conceived on December 29, 1928, in the UK. He passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at the age of 93.

Cribbins gained popularity in the UK throughout the 1960s thanks to his hit novelty singles like “The Hole in the Ground” and “Right Said Fred” as well as his roles in comedic movies including 1960’s Two-Way Stretch and the Carry On series. He also played Albert Perks in The Railway Children (1970), Felix Forsythe, a bartender, in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy (1972), and Mr. Hutchinson, a snobbish hotel guest, in the Fawlty Towers episode “The Hotel Inspectors” (1975).

He read frequently and frequently for the BBC series Jackanory from 1966 to 1991, narrated The Wombles for children from 1973 to 1975, and portrayed the titular character in the CBeebies series Old Jack’s Boat from 2013 to 2015. He first made an appearance as Wilfred Mott in the holiday television special “Voyage of the Damned” in December 2007, and then he returned as the character’s grandfather for the 2008 season.


Bernard Cribbins
Bernard Cribbins

Constable published his autobiography, Bernard Who? 75 Years Of Doing Just About Anything, in 2018. A successful social media campaign in February 2022 obtained the rights to record Cribbins’ autobiography as an audiobook with his own voice.

Who is Bernard Cribbins’ Wife Gillian Cribbins?

Bernard Cribbins was married to Gillian Cribbins. The couple were married in 1955. Gillian died in October 2021.They never had any kids and were staying at Weybridge in Surrey. 


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