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Bernard Cribbins


An actor since the age of 14, Bernard Cribbins had become a major star on the London stage by his mid-20s, but it was another ten years before he became a national star by his success in film comedies and with a string of hit records. He appeared in several of the "Carry On" series, and also achieved a great degree of success doing voiceovers for ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Railway Children
The Railway Children Albert Perks
(1970)
Carry on Columbus
Carry on Columbus Mordecai Mendoza
(1992)
Frenzy
Frenzy Felix Forsythe
(1972)
The Adventures of Picasso
The Adventures of Picasso Gertrude Stein / Narrator
(1978)

Filmography

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 2016/I A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Snout
 2015 Old Jack's Boat: Rockpool Tales (TV Series short)
Old Jack
- The Beautiful Way I Am (2015) ... Old Jack
- The Golden Coins (2015) ... Old Jack
- The Big Sandy World (2015) ... Old Jack
- The Tennis Ball (2015) ... Old Jack
- The Rockpool Hullabaloo (2015) ... Old Jack
 2015 New Tricks (TV Series)
DCI Ronald Sainsbury
- Last Man Standing: Part Two (2015) ... DCI Ronald Sainsbury
- Last Man Standing: Part One (2015) ... DCI Ronald Sainsbury
 2013-2015 Old Jack's Boat (TV Series)
Old Jack
- Storm in a Teacup (2015) ... Old Jack
- The Whatchamaloop (2014) ... Old Jack
- Shipshape (2014) ... Old Jack
- The Knitted Tea Cosy (2014) ... Old Jack
- Rock Sea Palace (2014) ... Old Jack
 2014 Salty's Waggy Tales (TV Series short)
Old Jack
- Salty and the Missing Dog Bowl (2014) ... Old Jack (uncredited)
- Salty's Blankie (2014) ... Old Jack (uncredited)
- Salty Finds a Letter (2014) ... Old Jack (uncredited)
- Salty and Squidgy (2014) ... Old Jack (uncredited)
- Salty and the Bouncy Ball (2014) ... Old Jack (uncredited)
 2014 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Duggie Wingate
- The Flying Club (2014) ... Duggie Wingate
 2012 A Fantastic Fear of Everything
The Voice (voice)
 2012 Run for Your Wife
Hospital patient
 2007-2010 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Wilfred Mott
- The End of Time: Part Two (2010) ... Wilfred Mott
- The End of Time: Part One (2009) ... Wilfred Mott
- Journey's End (2008) ... Wilfred Mott
- The Stolen Earth (2008) ... Wilfred Mott
- Turn Left (2008) ... Wilfred Mott
 2009 Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley (Video short)
Alderney / Orinoco / Wellington (voice)
 2006 The Children's Party at the Palace (TV Special)
Station Guard
 2005 Down to Earth (TV Series)
Frank Cosgrove
- Trouble 'n' Strife (2005) ... Frank Cosgrove
- Tall Tales (2005) ... Frank Cosgrove
- Hot Air (2005) ... Frank Cosgrove
 2003 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Wally Bannister
- Episode #1.5604 (2003) ... Wally Bannister
- Episode #1.5518 (2003) ... Wally Bannister
- Episode #1.5512 (2003) ... Wally Bannister
- Episode #1.5511 (2003) ... Wally Bannister
- Episode #1.5509 (2003) ... Wally Bannister
 2003 Blackball
Mutley
 2003 Barbara (TV Series)
Frank
- Guy Fawkes (2003) ... Frank
 2003 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Gavin Hinchcliffe
- In Which Gavin Hinchcliffe Loses the Gulf Stream (2003) ... Gavin Hinchcliffe
 2000 The Canterbury Tales (TV Series)
Carpenter
- The Journey Back (2000) ... Carpenter (voice)
 1999 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Uncle Henry
- Time to Go (1999) ... Uncle Henry
 1998 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Katzenburger
- Oil Strike! (1998) ... Katzenburger (voice)
 1997 Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game (TV Series)
Captain Hook
- Episode #18.10 (1997) ... Captain Hook
 1993 I, Lovett (TV Series)
Snowman
- The Snowman (1993) ... Snowman (voice)
 1992 Carry on Columbus
Mordecai Mendoza
 1991 Tonight at 8.30 (TV Series)
Mr. Wadhurst
- Hands Across the Sea (1991) ... Mr. Wadhurst
 1990 Bertie the Bat (TV Series)
Narrator
- Bertie Goes Sky High (1990) ... Narrator (voice)
- Bertie the Singing Bat (1990) ... Narrator (voice)
- Dirty Sky at Night, No One's Delight (1990) ... Narrator (voice)
- Humble Bumble and the Purple Sky Mystery (1990) ... Narrator (voice)
- Bertie's Big Idea (1990) ... Narrator (voice)
 1988 Original Sylvanian Families (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 1988 The Russ Abbot Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- The Russ Abbot Christmas Show (1988) ... Various Characters
 1988 Terry in Pantoland (TV Movie)
 1987 When We Are Married (TV Movie)
Herbert Soppitt
 1987 Super Gran (TV Series)
Officer P. Brain
- Supergran and the Birthday Dambuster (1987) ... Officer P. Brain
 1987 High and Dry (TV Series)
Ron Archer
- Episode #1.7 (1987) ... Ron Archer
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Ron Archer
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... Ron Archer
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Ron Archer
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Ron Archer
 1987 Edward and Friends (TV Series)
- Edward Joins the Band (1987) ... (voice)
- Edward Goes Jogging (1987) ... (voice)
- Edward Gets the Hiccups (1987) ... (voice)
- Boris Gets a Scooter (1987) ... (voice)
- Wilfred's Treasure (1987) ... (voice)
 1986 Langley Bottom (TV Series)
Seth Raven
- Play for Today (1986) ... Seth Raven
- Safari Supper (1986) ... Seth Raven
- American as Apple Pie (1986) ... Seth Raven
- Marriage Misguidance (1986) ... Seth Raven
- We've Started So We'll Finish (1986) ... Seth Raven
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Series)
Mock Turtle
 1983 The Good Old Days (TV Series)
Himse;f - Performer
- Episode dated 24 December 1983 (1983) ... Himse;f - Performer
 1983 Moschops (TV Series)
Narrator
- Ally Takes to the Air (1983) ... Narrator
- Tidiest Dinosaur (1983) ... Narrator
- Fiercest Dinosaurs (1983) ... Narrator
- Night-Time Sun (1983) ... Narrator
- All's Well That Ends Well (1983) ... Narrator
 1983 Cuffy (TV Series)
Cuffy
- Cuffy and a Green Eye (1983) ... Cuffy
- Cuffy and the Status Quo (1983) ... Cuffy
- Cuffy and a Downpour (1983) ... Cuffy
- Cuffy and a Fashion Show (1983) ... Cuffy
- Cuffy and a Holiday (1983) ... Cuffy
 1983 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Charlie Krebs
- The Memory Man (1983) ... Charlie Krebs
 1982 It's Your Move (TV Short)
Neighbour
 1981 Worzel Gummidge (TV Series)
Jolly Jack
- The Golden Hind (1981) ... Jolly Jack
 1981 Shillingbury Tales (TV Series)
Cuffy
- The Shillingbury Miracle (1981) ... Cuffy
- The Shillingbury Tinker (1981) ... Cuffy
 1981 Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (TV Movie)
Dangerous Davies
 1981 Mind Your Own Business (Short)
 1979 The Plank (TV Short)
House painter
 1979 Jackanory (TV Series)
Bilbo Baggins
- The Hobbit (1979) ... Bilbo Baggins
 1978/I Play Safe (Short)
Robin (voice)
 1978 The Adventures of Picasso
Gertrude Stein / Narrator
 1978 The Water Babies
Mr. Masterman / Voice of Eel
 1977 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Pinchwife
- The Country Wife (1977) ... Pinchwife
 1977 Arrivano i mostri (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1977)
- Episode #1.2 (1977)
- Episode #1.1 (1977)
 1977 Once Upon a Classic (TV Series)
Pyramid
- Night Ferry (1977) ... Pyramid
 1976 Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1976 Space: 1999 (TV Series)
Captain Michael
- Brian the Brain (1976) ... Captain Michael
 1976 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
King Ferdinand
- The Sleeping Princess (1976) ... King Ferdinand
 1975 Great Big Groovy Horse (TV Movie)
The Storyteller
 1975 Sagan om Karl-Bertil Jonssons julafton (TV Movie)
Narrator (English version, voice)
 1973-1975 The Wombles (TV Series)
Narrator
- Womble Summer Party (1975) ... Narrator (voice)
- Womble Fool's Day (1975) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Secret Snorer (1975) ... Narrator (voice)
- Operation W.R.A.P. (1975) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Womble Times (1975) ... Narrator (voice)
 1975 Fawlty Towers (TV Series)
Mr. Hutchinson
- The Hotel Inspectors (1975) ... Mr. Hutchinson
 1975 The Confederacy of Wives (TV Movie)
Moneytrap
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
Petypon
- The Lady from Maxims (1973) ... Petypon
 1972 Frenzy
Felix Forsythe
 1970 The Railway Children
Albert Perks (as Mr. Bernard Cribbins)
 1969-1970 Cribbins (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (1970)
- Episode #2.5 (1970)
- Episode #2.4 (1970)
- Episode #2.3 (1970)
- Episode #2.2 (1970)
 1970 It's Tommy Cooper (TV Series)
Guest - Doctor / Captain Smollett
- Episode #1.5 (1970) ... Guest - Doctor / Captain Smollett
 1962-1970 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Jimmy Sampson / Arnold / Ambrose Twombly / ...
- Who's Your Friend (1970) ... Jimmy Sampson
- Judgement Day for Elijah Jones (1966) ... Arnold
- Here I Come Whoever I Am (1965) ... Ambrose Twombly
- Impasse (1963) ... Mr. Spooner
- Visiting Day (1962) ... Cakebread
 1969 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie)
 1969 The Undertakers (Short)
Mr. Rigor
 1966-1968 The Avengers (TV Series)
Bradley Marler / Arkwright
- The Girl from Auntie (1966) ... Arkwright
 1968 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Honeybone
- The Wind in a Tall Paper Chimney (1968) ... Honeybone
 1968 A Ghost of a Chance
Ron
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Larry
- The Loser (1967) ... Larry
 1967 Casino Royale
Taxi Driver
 1967 Mr. Aitch (TV Series)
Nifty
- Reunion (1967) ... Nifty
 1966 Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
Tom Campbell
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Photographer
 1965 The Bargain (Short)
 1965 Mogul (TV Series)
Chas Wilson
- Driver of the Year (1965) ... Chas Wilson
 1965 You Must Be Joking!
Sgt. Clegg
 1965 Cup Fever
Policeman
 1965/I She
Job
 1965 A Home of Your Own
The Stonemason
 1964 The Counterfeit Constable
Bob, l'agent 202
 1964 Crooks in Cloisters
Squirts
 1964 Carry on Spying
Harold Crump
 1964 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Henry Hutchins
- Studio '64: The Close Prisoner (1964) ... Henry Hutchins
 1963 Carry On Jack
Midshipman Albert Poop-Decker
 1963 The Mouse on the Moon
Vincent Mountjoy
 1963 The Wrong Arm of the Law
Nervous O'Toole
 1961-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville / Lord Fancourt Babberley
- The Canterville Ghost (1962) ... Ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville
- Charley's Aunt (1961) ... Lord Fancourt Babberley
 1962 The Fast Lady
Man on Stretcher (uncredited)
 1962 The Girl on the Boat
Peters
 1961 The Best of Enemies
Col. Brownlow
 1961 Nothing Barred
Newspaperman
 1960 Passport to China
Pereira
 1960 Return to the Sea (TV Movie)
Hotel reception clerk
 1956-1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Cpl. Pearce
- The Night of the Big Heat (1960) ... Cpl. Pearce
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
Pasquale
- The Santino Case (1960) ... Pasquale
 1960 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Sid
- Slow Boat to Amsterdam (1960) ... Sid
 1960 The Army Game (TV Series)
'Peanuts' Perry
- Don't Send My Boy to Prison (1960) ... 'Peanuts' Perry
 1960 Two Way Stretch
Lennie Price
 1959 Tommy the Toreador
Paco
 1959 Make Mine a Million
Jack
 1959 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Kiki Reger
- Hook, Line and Sinker (1959) ... Kiki Reger
 1958 Dunkirk
Thirsty Sailor (uncredited)
 1958 Davy
Stage Hand, Collins Music Hall (uncredited)
 1957 The Vise (TV Series)
Driver
- The Missing Hours (1957) ... Driver
 1957 Battle Hell
Sonar Operator / 1st Cribbage Player
 1956 David Copperfield (TV Series)
Thomas Traddles
- Part 13 (1956) ... Thomas Traddles
- Part 12 (1956) ... Thomas Traddles
- Part 9 (1956) ... Thomas Traddles
- Part 8 (1956) ... Thomas Traddles
- Part 7 (1956) ... Thomas Traddles
 1956 The Black Tulip (TV Series)
Prince's guard
- Danger (1956) ... Prince's guard
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Other Works:

Single: "Gossip Calypso", reached #25 on the UK pop charts, 1962. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Bernard Cribbins | Bernard Cribbins OBE

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on being awarded the OBE] Gobsmacked! You can't go through life expecting to get prizes. You just get on with things, which is how it should be. See more »

Trivia:

He appeared with the Oldham Repertory Company, 1942-1943; with the Piccolo Players, Lancashire, UK; and with the Queen's Players, Hornchurch, UK during his early, vital years on stage. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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