Bernard Cribbins

Cribbins giving a reading of [[Rudyard Kipling]]'s poem "[[Tommy (Kipling poem)|Tommy]]" in 2015 Bernard Joseph Cribbins (29 December 1928 – 27 July 2022 the latter cited a statement from his agent. Other journalistic sources reported that he died on 28 July, the date his death was announced.}}) was an English actor and singer whose career spanned more than seven decades.

During the 1960s, Cribbins became known in the UK for his successful novelty records "The Hole in the Ground" and "Right Said Fred" and for his appearances in comedy films including ''Two-Way Stretch'' (1960) and the ''Carry On'' series. His other screen roles include the astronaut Vincent Mountjoy in ''The Mouse on the Moon'' (1963), Albert Perks in ''The Railway Children'' (1970), the barman Felix Forsythe in Alfred Hitchcock's ''Frenzy'' (1972) and the pretentious hotel guest Mr Hutchinson in the ''Fawlty Towers'' episode "The Hotel Inspectors" (1975). On television, he was a regular and prolific reader for the BBC series ''Jackanory'' from 1966 to 1991, he narrated the children's programme ''The Wombles'' (1973–1975) and he played the title role in the CBeebies series ''Old Jack's Boat'' (2013–2015).

In the 1966 film ''Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.'', Cribbins portrayed Tom Campbell, a companion to Dr. Who. 41 years later, he began appearing in the revival series of ''Doctor Who'' as Wilfred Mott, the grandfather of regular companion Donna Noble and a temporary companion to the Tenth Doctor. He made his final appearance posthumously in the 60th anniversary special "Wild Blue Yonder" (2023). Provided by Wikipedia
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