Bernard Cribbins Family: Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings

Veteran English actor and singer Bernard Cribbins has passed away at the age of 93.

Born on December 29, 1928, in Derker, Oldham, United Kingdom, Bernard Cribbins become a fan favorite after 7entire decades on screen playing roles in The Railway Children, the Carry On films, and Fawlty Towers as well as other productions.

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Announcing his passing, his agent Gavin Barker Associates in a statement said: “Beloved actor Bernard Cribbins OBE has passed away at the age of 93.

“His career spanned seven decades with such diverse work ranging from films like The Railway Children and the Carry On series, hit 60’s song Right Said Fred, a notorious guest on Fawlty Towers and narrating The Wombles.

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“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.”

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Speaking on his contribution to the industry, the agency added that he had contributed immensely to British entertainment even in his old age.

“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.”

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Bernard Cribbins Wife

Gillian Cribbins was the wife of the late Veteran English actor and singer Bernard Cribbins.

When he joined the Oldham Rep, Cribbins met an aspiring actress Gillian McBarnet. They were married from 1955 until her death on 11 October 2021.

Bernard Cribbins Children

The late English actor and his wife Gillian Cribbins had no children, with Bernard revealing in 2018 that they “lost one quite early on and that was the only time they got near it”

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Bernard Cribbins Parents

Bernard Cribbins was born to his parents John Edward Cribbins and Ethel Clarkson.

His mother Ethel Clarkson who was a cotton weaver was born in 1898 and died on 1989 and World War I veteran, his father, John Edward Cribbins was born in 1896 and passed away in 1964.

Bernard Cribbins Siblings

He had two siblings, alongside whom he grew up close to poverty. He described his father as a “jack of all trades” who also dabbled in acting.