Veteran actor Bernard Cribbins, who was known for his role as Wilfred Mott on Doctor Who, has died at the age of 93. His agent confirmed his death on Thursday, according to Deadline.
Actor Bernard Cribbins OBE has died at the age of 93. He was an extremely talented actor, who started his career in the 70s and worked well into his 90s. Cribbins is known for acting in films like The Railway Children and the Carry On series, as well as the hit song ‘Right Said Fred’ back in the 60s. He also famously appeared as a guest on Fawlty Towers and was the narrator for The Wombles TV series on CBeebies. Cribbins lost his wife of 66 years, Gill, last year.
Bernard was unique, representing the best of his generation, and will be deeply missed by all who knew him and worked with him. His contribution to British entertainment cannot be questioned, says the statement.
Cribbins career was lengthy and diverse, and he became particularly popular in the childrens entertainment industry. He first featured as Tom Campbell’s companion in the 1966 film Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. Then, in 2007, he played Wilfred, Donna Nobles grandfather in Doctor Who.
Davies wrote on Instagram that Cribbins loved being in Doctor Who, and would come up with ideas like shooting a Dalek with a paint gun (“Here you go, Bernadette!” he would say). Cribbins was such a great actor, according to Davies. She once took him to the TV Choice Awards, and he went up alone to collect an award, and the whole audience stood up and applauded him. Thank you for everything, my old soldier. A legend has passed away in the world.
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