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Bernard Cribbins, Known for His Roles in “Doctor Who,” Has Died at the Age of 93

At the age of 93, actor Bernard Cribbins, best known for his role in the television series Doctor Who, has passed away. According to the information provided by his representative, he passed away on Wednesday. There is currently no information available regarding the cause of death.

The career of Cribbins covered a number of different decades. Due to the significant contributions he has made to the field of theater, Queen Elizabeth bestowed upon him the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) during her birthday celebration in 2011. Keep reading if you want to learn more about the actor’s passing away.

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The Representative for Cribbins Issues a Statement

Gavin Barker Associates, the actor’s agency, has confirmed that the actor has passed away. They issued a statement that stated, “His career spanned seven decades with such diverse work as spanning from films like The Railway Children and the Carry On series to the popular song Right Said Fred from the 1960s, a renowned guest on Fawlty Towers, and narrating The Wombles.”

He continued to work well into his 90s, most recently making an appearance in Doctor Who and the CBeebies programme Old Jack’s Boat. In the past year, he was bereaved of his wife of 66 years, Gill. There is no doubt regarding Bernard’s importance to the entertainment industry in the United Kingdom.

“He was one of a kind, and he exemplified the very best of his generation. He will be sorely missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him and working with him,” the statement went on to say.

The official Doctor Who Twitter account shared their sadness following the news of the actor’s passing. This account tweeted, “We are terribly grieved to read about Bernard Cribbins’ passing. Fans of “Doctor Who” may remember Bernard best as “Wilfred Mott,” Donna’s grandfather and the Doctor’s buddy. Bernard leaves behind a lengthy legacy in film and television.

Paying Respects from the Business Community

In the wake of the tragic news, Bernard’s friends and colleagues from the entertainment business have taken to social media to pay tribute to the late actor. Russell T. Davies, the creator for the Doctor Who television series, paid tribute to the late actor in an Instagram post. He penned the following: “Bernard Cribbins” (1928-2022) This gentleman has my love.

I love him. I count myself extremely fortunate to have known him. Thank you very much for everything, veteran soldier. A legendary figure has passed from this world.”

Mark Gatiss, a co-writer for Doctor Who, stated in an article that “There was no one quite like Cribbins. A talented comedic performer who also possesses a remarkable capacity for melancholy and a genuine heart. Beginning with Sellers and progressing through Star Turn and Wombles to Wilf.

I remember complimenting him on his wonderful performance in Hammer’s She at one point. That afternoon, he was going to play five-aside despite the fact that he was approaching 90.

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Cribbins first gained widespread recognition with the film The Railway Children

Bernard Cribbins began his career as an actor in theatre in 1956, despite the fact that he was born in 1928. After that, he became a star in a large number of movies and television shows. He gained widespread recognition for his work as the narrator of “The Wombles” and as a host on “Jackanory” for a significant amount of time.

In the film adaptation of The Railway Children, which was released in 1970, he played the character of station porter Albert Perks. This was the role that brought him the most fame. In 2007, he had a role in the episode of Doctor Who titled “Voyage of the Damned,” which was one of the show’s most popular episodes, playing the grandpa of Catherine Tate’s character.

Throughout his life, Bernard was honored with a number of prestigious accolades, including a Special Award from the British Academy Children’s Awards. In recognition of his “enduring commitment to children’s arts,” the J.M. Barrie award was bestowed upon him the following year (2014).

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