‘Doctor Who’ star dies aged 93
British actor Bernard Cribbins has died. The ‘Doctor Who’ star has died aged 93, according to his agency.
British actor Bernard Cribbins is dead, his agency confirmed on Thursday, according to concordant media reports. The actor, who starred in the cult series “Doctor Who” for several years, was 93 years old.
“Bernard’s contribution to British entertainment is unquestionable,” the agency said in a statement. which is available for the American broadcaster CNN, among others. “He was one of a kind and represented the best of his generation and will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him.”
Bernard Cribbins was a famous television star
Bernard Cribbins was born in the North West of England in 1928. His acting career spanned six decades. As a character actor, Cribbins was the epitome of childhood for several generations of Britons. He played station master Albert Perks in the classic film The Railway Children and was the narrator of The Wombles, a 1970s animated puppet series.
But the Brit has also appeared in adult films time and time again. We saw it for example in “Frenzy” (1972), one of Alfred Hitchcock’s last thrillers. Cribbins is best known for his role as Wilfred Mott in the hit British series Doctor Who. The role, which he played between 2007 and 2010, was his second appearance in the “Doctor Who” cosmos. In 1966, he appeared as the companion of the Doctor, then played by Peter Cushing, in a film adaptation.
Cribbins appeared in numerous television productions during his career, and he was still active into old age. For example, in 2014 he starred in the well-known series “Inspector Barnaby”. More recently, he was on camera in 2018 for the British comedy “A Pug to Fall in Love with”.
Russell T. Davies mourns the loss of Cribbins
‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Russell T. Davies (59) paid tribute to Cribbins on Thursday long post on instagram. “I’m so lucky to have known him. Thank you for everything my ex-soldier. A legend has left the world,” Davies wrote.
Bernard Cribbins was married to Gillian McBarnet from 1955 until her death in 2021. The two had no children.