Veteran actor Bernard Cribbins has died, aged 93 2 months ago

Veteran actor Bernard Cribbins has died, aged 93

Bernard Cribbins was in the Carry On series and narrated The Wombles.

Veteran actor Bernard Cribbins, who starred in the film adaptation of The Railway Children, has died aged 93, his agent has said.

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A statement from Gavin Barker Associates said: "His career spanned seven decades with such diverse work ranging from films like The Railway Children and the Carry On series, hit 60s song 'Right Said Fred', a notorious guest on Fawlty Towers and narrating The Wombles.

"He worked well into his 90s, recently appearing in Doctor Who and the CBeebies series Old Jack's Boat. "He lost his wife of 66 years, Gill, last year.

"Bernard's contribution to British entertainment is without question. He was unique, typifying the best of his generation, and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him."

Cribbins was best known in recent years for his recurring role in Doctor Who alongside David Tennant and Catherine Tate, but was a regular on TV screens since his 1956 debut in David Copperfield.

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He also appeared in 11 episodes of Coronation Street in 2003 as Wally Bannister.