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Bernard Cribbins' life - Doctor Who, health battles, Coronation Street and sad death
Doctor Who actor's death was announced this morning, with many sharing their memories of the star who delighted generations of viewers.Bernard, who became a children's TV icon on series including Jackanory, The Wombles and Old Jack's Boat, also appeared in dozens of classic films too including the Carry Ons and the original Railway Children.READ NEXT: David Tennant confirmed for epic Doctor Who role reprisal after almost a decadeAlong with becoming a fan favourite on Doctor Who, Bernard was undoubtedly one of the greatest actors of all time.To pay tribute to Bernard Cribbins, Daily Star takes a look back at the actor's life and career.Acting was in Bernard's blood from a young age, with the star leaving school at the age of 13 years old to pursue acting roles in the theatre.After completing his National Service in 1947, he returned to acting and landed his first West End role nearly a decade later in 1956, where he performed in the Shakespeare production, A Comedy Of Errors.Bernard later became an icon of both stage and screen, particularly for his performances in films such as Carry On Spying, and children's classic The Railway children - as well as a number of legendary TV shows.He is most fondly remembered for narrating iconic shows such as The Wombles, as well as being one of the primary storytellers in Jackanory.A new generation were also introduced to the magic of Bernard Cribbins in the children's TV series Old Jack's Boat.In 2009, Catherine Tate also presented Bernard Cribbins with a special award from the British Academy Children's Awards, for his contribution to children's programming.That's not all, as Bernard also appeared in Fawlty Towers, Midsomer Murders and as Wally Bannister in 11 episodes of ITV soap