Bernard Cribbins

Bernard Cribbins

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Bernard Cribbins
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Bernard Cribbins (born 29 December 1928) is an English character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian with a career spanning over half a century who came to prominence in films in the 1960s, has been in work consistently since his professional debut in the mid 1950s, and as of 2010 is still an active performer.

Born in Derker, Oldham, Lancashire, Cribbins served an apprenticeship at the Oldham Repertory Theatre, taking a break during his years of study to undertake National Service with the Parachute Regiment in his late teens

Cribbins made his first West End theatre appearance in 1956 at the Arts Theatre playing the two Dromios in A Comedy of Errors and co-starred in the first West End productions of Not Now Darling, There Goes the Bride and Run For Your Wife. He also starred in the revue An' Another Thing, and recorded a single of a song from the show entitled "Folksong". In 1962 he recorded two highly popular and well-remembered comic songs, "Right Said Fred" (in which a group of workmen struggle to relocate what would seem to be a piano) and "Hole in the Ground" (in which an embittered workman murders a bowler-hatted harasser).

Cribbins appeared in films from the early 1950s, his credits include three Carry On films, the second Doctor Who film Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD, and as the station porter, Perks, in The Railway Children (1970). He was the narrator of the British animated children's TV series The Wombles, as well as Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings. He also narrated a celebrated BBC radio adaptation of The Wind in the Willows and provided the voice of the Tufty character in RoSPA road safety films in the 1960s. He was the reader in more episodes of Jackanory than any other person, with a total of 114 appearances. Other television appearances included Fawlty Towers, as the spoon salesman Mr. Hutchinson (mistaken by Basil Fawlty for a hotel inspector) in the episode "The Hotel Inspectors" (1975).
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Bernard Cribbins Discography

Albums

PMC 1186 Bernard Cribbins A Combination Of Cribbins (Album) Parlophone PMC 1186 UK 1962 Sell This Version
RBT 7 Bernard Cribbins The Wizard Of Oz(LP) BBC Records RBT 7 UK 1970 Sell This Version
TV-6 Michael Bond, Bernard Cribbins Michael Bond, Bernard Cribbins - Paddington Bear Volume 1(LP, Album) Pinnacle Records TV-6 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
TV-7 Michael Bond, Bernard Cribbins Michael Bond, Bernard Cribbins - Paddington Bear Volume 2(LP, Album) Pinnacle Records TV-7 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
MFP 50200 Bernard Cribbins, Mike Sammes Singers, Harry Robinson And His Orchestra Bernard Cribbins, Mike Sammes Singers, Harry Robinson And His Orchestra - Hans Andersen(LP) Music For Pleasure MFP 50200 UK 1975 Sell This Version
TV-8 Michael Bond, Bernard Cribbins Michael Bond, Bernard Cribbins - Paddington Bear Volume 3(LP, Album) Pinnacle Records TV-8 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
REC 253 Bernard Cribbins Womble Stories (Album) BBC Records REC 253 UK 1976 Sell This Version
ZDSW 702/3 Carlo Collodi, Bernard Cribbins Carlo Collodi, Bernard Cribbins - Pinocchio (Album) Argo (2) ZDSW 702/3 UK 1978 Sell This Version
RES 802 Bernard Cribbins, Nicky James, Barbara Sexton Bernard Cribbins, Nicky James, Barbara Sexton - The Perishers Sing(LP) Response Records (2) RES 802 UK 1979 Sell This Version
MK 71116 Howard Blake, Bernard Cribbins Howard Blake, Bernard Cribbins - The Snowman(CD, Album) CBS MK 71116 UK 1983 Sell This Version
WRD R 3033 Wendy Craig & Bernard Cribbins And The Guards' Chapel Choir* Wendy Craig & Bernard Cribbins And The Guards' Chapel Choir* - Harry Secombe Presents The Highway Companion(LP) Word (Uk) Ltd. WRD R 3033 UK 1987 Sell This Version
none A.A. Milne, Bernard Cribbins A.A. Milne, Bernard Cribbins - Selected Stories From Winnie The Pooh(CD, Album) The Sunday Times none UK 2002 Sell This Version
ISBN 978-1-4713-5837-1 J.R.R. Tolkien Read By Bernard Cribbins, Maurice Denham, Jan Francis & David Wood (12) J.R.R. Tolkien Read By Bernard Cribbins, Maurice Denham, Jan Francis & David Wood (12) - The Hobbit: The Classic BBC TV Jackanory Reading(2xCD, Album) BBC ISBN 978-1-4713-5837-1 UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-R 4712 Bernard Cribbins Folk Song Parlophone 45-R 4712 UK 1960 Sell This Version
45-R 4869 Bernard Cribbins The Hole In The Ground (Single) Parlophone 45-R 4869 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-R 4961 Bernard Cribbins Gossip Calypso (Single) Parlophone 45-R 4961 UK 1962 Sell This Version
45-R 4923 Bernard Cribbins Right, Said Fred (Single) Parlophone 45-R 4923 UK 1962 Sell This Version
GEP 8859 Bernard Cribbins The Hole In The Ground(7", EP, Mono) Parlophone GEP 8859 UK 1962 Sell This Version
VK-10253 Bernard Cribbins The Hole In The Ground / And All the While(7", Single, Promo) Verve Records VK-10253 US 1962 Sell This Version
R5025 Bernard Cribbins The Bird On The Second Floor Parlophone R5025 UK 1963 Sell This Version
R 5603 Bernard Cribbins When I'm Sixty Four (Single) Parlophone R 5603 UK 1967 Sell This Version
Lado 2 The Young Ideas ,/ Bernard Cribbins / Herman's Hermits / Salena Jones The Young Ideas ,/ Bernard Cribbins / Herman's Hermits / Salena Jones - 4 Sucessos(7", EP, Mono) Odeon Lado 2 Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
7N 45423 Bernard Cribbins, Trudi Van Doorn Bernard Cribbins, Trudi Van Doorn - Paddington Bear(7") Pye Records 7N 45423 UK 1974 Sell This Version
7N 46140 Buzby Featuring Bernard Cribbins Buzby Featuring Bernard Cribbins - Make Someone Happy Every Day(7") Pye Records 7N 46140 UK 1979 Sell This Version
POP 2003 Bernard Cribbins Right Said Fred / The Hole In The Ground(7", Single) His Master's Voice POP 2003 UK 1980 Sell This Version

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