Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Bernard Cribbins Biography (1928-)
Born December 29, 1928, in Oldham, England; son of John Edward and Ethel (Clarkson) Cribbins; married Gillian McBarnet. Addresses: AGENT--Peter Crouch, 59 Frith Street, London W1, England.
- Birth Details
- December 29, 1928
- Oldham, England
- STAGE DEBUT--Lavender Ladies, Oldham Repertory Company, Coliseum Theatre,Oldham, U.K., 1942.
- LONDON DEBUT--Both Dromio's, The Comedy of Errors (musical adaptation), Arts Theatre, 1956.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Chicken, The Chicken Play, New Lindsey Theatre, London, 1957.
- Tony Peters, Harmony Close, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1957.
- Boris (the dog), Antarctica, Players' Theatre, London, 1957.
- Fernando Fernandez, Lady at the Wheel, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, then Westminster Theatre, London, 1958.
- Deadly Mortimer, The Big Tickle, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1958.
- Kiki Reger, Hook, Line, and Sinker, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1958.
- Corporal Billy Jester, Little Mary Sunshine, Comedy Theatre, London, 1962.
- reader, The Fire of London, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1966.
- Arnold Crouch, Not Now, Darling, Strand Theatre, London, 1968.
- Timothy Westerby, There Goes the Bride, Criterion Theatre, London, 1974.
- Murray, Forty Love, Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, U.K., 1978.
- Herr Von Cuckoo, The Gingerbread Man, Royalty Theatre, London, 1979.
- Nathan Detroit, Guys and Dolls, National Theatre, London, 1984.
- Also appeared in Salad Days, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1956; New Cranks, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, 1960; And Another Thing, Fortune Theatre, London, 1960; Run for Your Wife, Adelaide, Australia, and Shaftesbury Theatre, London, both 1983, then Criterion Theatre, London, 1984, later Perth and Sydney,Australia, 1985; Mother Goose (pantomime), Guildford, U.K., 1981; Dick Whittington (pantomime), Plymouth, U.K., 1988. Appeared with the Oldham Repertory Company, 1942-43; with the Piccolo Players, Manchester, U.K.; and with the Queen's Players, Hornchurch, U.K.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- The Love Game, Australian cities, 1973.
- Old Time Music Hall, U.K. and Danish cities, 1982.
- FILM DEBUT--Member of chorus of the Royal Opera House, Davy, Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Paco, Tommy the Toreador, Warner Brothers/Pathe, 1960.
- Otis, The World of Suzie Wong, Paramount, 1960.
- Lennie Price, Two-Way Stretch, International Show Corporation of America,1961.
- newspaperman, Nothing Barred, British Lion, 1961.
- Pereira, Passport to China (also known as Visit to Canton), Columbia, 1961.
- Peters, The Girl on the Boat, Knightsbridge, 1962.
- Private Tanner, The Best of Enemies, Columbia, 1962.
- Albert, Carry On Jack, Warner Brothers/Pathe, 1963.
- Vincent, The Mouse on the Moon, United Artists, 1963.
- Nervous O'Toole, The Wrong Arm of the Law, Continental Distributing, 1963.
- Harold Crump, Carry On Spying, Warner Brothers/Pathe, 1964.
- Squirts, Crooks in Cloisters, Associated British, 1964.
- Policeman, Cup Fever, CFF, 1965.
- Jack, Make Mine a Million (also known as Look before You Laugh), Schoenfeld, 1965.
- Job, She, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1965.
- Sergeant Clegg, You Must Be Joking, Columbia, 1965.
- police sergeant, The Counterfeit Constable, Seven Arts, 1966.
- Tom Campbell, Daleks--Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (also known as Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.) British Lion, 1966.
- photographer, The Sandwich Man, Rank, 1966.
- taxi driver, Casino Royale, Columbia, 1967.
- Fred Davies, Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River, Columbia, 1968.
- Perks and railway porter, The Railway Children, Universal, 1971.
- Felix Forsythe, Frenzy, Universal, 1972.
- Masterman, The Water Babies, Pethurst International, 1979.
- Gertrude Stein, The Adventures of Picasso, Ab Svensk Film Industries, 1980.
- Also appeared in Dunkirk, MGM, 1958; Ghost of a Chance, 1968.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- The Val Doonican Show, ABC, 1971.
- Also Cuffy, 1982-83; Langley Bottom, 1985; High and Dry, 1986.
- Tales of the Unexpected, syndicated, 1981.
- Also Shillinbury Tales, 1980; Worzel Gummidge, 1981.
- When We Are Married, BBC, 1988.
- Also Dangerous Davies (also known as The Last Detective), 1980.
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