Bernard Cribbins is an English actor, comedian, and singer whose career has spanned over 70 years. During the 1960s, Cribbins became known in the UK for his successful novelty records including The Hole in the Ground and Right Said Fred, and made appearances in comedy films including Two-Way Stretch and the Carry On series.
In 1966 he played Tom Campbell, a companion to Dr. Who in the film Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.. 41 years later, he became the only actor to have played two separate companions when he began appearing in the revival series of Doctor Who as Wilfred Mott, the grandfather of regular companion Donna Noble and a temporary companion to the Tenth Doctor.
He appeared in The Railway Children, Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy, Fawlty Towers and narrated the children's television programme The Wombles. He was a regular and prolific reader for the BBC series Jackanory.
Bernard's numerous pantomime roles include Ada the Cook in Dick Whittington at Wimbledon, Leeds and Richmond; Widow Twankey in Aladdin at Richmond; and Hans Anderson in The Snow Queen at Guildford.