Doctor Who’s actor, Bernard Cribbins, dies at 93.
The veteran actor Bernard Cribbins who appeared on ‘Doctor Who’, died at 93. His talent agency announced the news. In a statement from CNN, the agency said that ‘Bernard’s contribution to British entertainment has no questions.’
‘He was unique and the best of his generation and will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.’
Career and Early life of Bernard Cribbins:
Before starting his acting career, Bernard served as a private in the British army’s Parachute Regiment in 1947. He was still a teenager and posted in Palestine, where he recalled seeing fireworks and gunfire.
Bernard has a decades-long acting career, in most of which he was active in kid’s entertainment in the 1960s and 70s. He played the role of Wilfred Mott on the long-running British TV series Doctor Who; Wilfred was an ally of David Tennant’s time-traveling doctor.
Bernard also tried his hand at music in 1960; he recorded novelty songs like ‘Hole in the ground’ and ‘Right said Fred’. He gave his voice to the British children’s TV series ‘The Wombles’. For his decades-long contribution to the children’s entertainment industry, he got a BAFTA special award in 2009.
Reactions to Bernard Cribbins death:
Bernard’s death prompted reactions from many people in the entertainment industry, including Doctor Who showrunner Russel T Davies.
We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Bernard Cribbins. Known best to Doctor Who fans as the Doctor’s friend and Donna’s grandad Wilfred Mott, Bernard leaves behind a long legacy in film and TV. ❤️ https://t.co/wDIUnQkJOZ pic.twitter.com/6Dlr1Xj59y
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) July 28, 2022
Russel wrote that he was grateful to have known Bernard; he referred to him as a soldier who left the world. Many of his admirers and fans also posted numerous tributes in his honor. We also send our heartfelt condolences to his friends and family in this hour of need.