Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bernard Cribbins awarded OBE

Bernard Cribbins has been appointed an OBE in the Queen's annual Birthday Honours list.

The veteran actor, who starred in Doctor Who as Wilfred Mott, will became an Officer of the Order of the British Empire his services to drama.

On being awarded the honour, Cribbins said: "You can't go through life expecting to get prizes. You just get on with things, which is how it should be," he said.

"It's a great surprise. I'm completely gobsmacked really. My dad would have been absolutely delighted."

He is well known for his voice-over work on The Wombles, and also for playing 'Perks' in The Railway Children.

Cribbins starred alongside Peter Cushing in the 1966 Doctor Who spin-off movie, Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD.

In 1962, he lended his vocal talents to the popular songs "Right Said Fred" and "Hole in the Ground".

Cribbins' other Television and Film credits include appearances in Coronation Street, Jackanory, Worzel Gummidge, Fawlty Towers and the Carry on films.


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