Famous British actor Bernard Cribbins, who was appointed an OBE in 2011, has sadly died.
The 93-year-old agent announced his death in a statement on Thursday (July 28), saying: “His career spanned seven decades with such a varied body of work.”
His career highlights include The Railway Children and the Carry On series, the 60s hit Right Said Fred, Fawlty Towers, Doctor Who and The Wombles.
Bernard’s contribution to British entertainment is unquestionable. “He was one of a kind, he embodied the best of his generation and he will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him.”
Last year OBE lost his wife, Gillian. Read more about their marriage…
Meet the wife of Bernard Cribbins
Born in Oldham, Lancashire, Bernard apprenticed at Oldham Repertory Theater where he met his wife of 66 years, Gillian.
Gillian McBarnett was also an aspiring actress and they married in 1955 and remained married until her death on October 11, 2021.
They lived together in Weybridge, Surrey and lived a long and happy life together, actually celebrating their diamond anniversary.
According to her IMDb profile, Jillian was born in 1932 in Chelsea, London and was an actress who starred in the 2012 film Run for Your Wife.
However, this is his only acting credit and despite being an aspiring actor, he lives a life away from the limelight.
Gillian died tragically in 2021
Jillian tragically died less than a year before her husband.
Author James Hogg, who worked with the actor on his biography Bernard Who? 75 years of doing almost everything, Announced His death by his side
Bernard Cribbins has asked me to announce that his wife Gillian passed away earlier today. They married in 1955 and are devoted to each other.”
When he talked about his wedding day for his autobiography, he talked for hours and didn’t want to end the conversation. It’s very sad.” He continued.
The next day, she posted another update from Bernard, in which the actor thanked everyone for their kind messages.
“Message from Mr. Cribbins. I told him about the incredible response to Gillian’s death and he said, “Please thank everyone who sent their best wishes.” “I was really impressed.” He said.
James Hogg has also made many impressive posts respect “This is one of those days I always wish would never come,” Bernard wrote after his death.
Bernard had been unwell for several weeks, but I, like all his friends, assumed he was fine. “Honestly, I don’t think he’ll ever get over Gale’s death.”
This writer stated that Bernard was not worried about death and added: He deeply cared about his work, his family, his teammates and his fans.
We will all miss Bernard and I guarantee we will miss him wherever he is. “I liked working with him, but not as much as I liked getting to know him.”
They never had children
Despite a long and happy marriage, Bernard and Gillian never had children.
Speaking to The Mirror in 2018, the actress revealed that she and her husband couldn’t have children, but didn’t explain why.
She said she had a miscarriage long ago in their marriage and revealed that “that was the only time they got through”. [having a child],
“That was a long time ago. “It’s one of those things and I feel very lucky to be given a job like Jacknuri’s.”
The 93-year-old, who loves working with children and was a regular singer on the BBC’s Jackanory, hosted children’s show The Wombles and played the lead role in CBB’s Old Boat Jack.
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