Bernard Cribbins

Genres: Spoken Word
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

29 December 1928, Oldham, Lancashire, England. Cribbins became an actor in his early teens as a member of a local repertory company. By the time he was in his twenties he was established in London, appearing regularly on the stage. From the late 50s he began appearing in films, making numerous appearances over the following decades. Although usually in supporting roles, his screen presence was such that he was always an impressive asset. From the 60s onwards, he could also be seen on television in many popular shows. Cribbins also had surprising success with novelty records in 1962. Composed by songwriters Ted Dicks and Myles Rudge, ‘The Hole In The Ground’ and ‘Right Said Fred’ were both placed in the UK Top 10, while Trevor Peacock’s ‘Gossip Calypso’ reached number 25. ‘Right Said Fred’ later inspired the name of a camp 90s pop act. Cribbins’ only other release was in 1967 with ‘When I’m...

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