Is Bernard Cribbins’s Wife Still Alive?
Gillian McBarnet is the wife of Bernard Cribbins. Bernard, who has been married to Gillian for 66 years, was born in Oldham, Lancashire, and served an apprenticeship at the Oldham Repertory Theatre.
They were married in 1955, and Gillian McBarnet, who was also aiming to be an actress, remained so until her passing on October 11, 2021.
They shared a home in Weybridge, Surrey, where they enjoyed a long and happy marriage and a grand diamond anniversary celebration.
The couple has no children. Bernard and Gillian were happily married for many years but never had any kids.
The actor stated in an interview with The Mirror in 2018 that he and his wife were unable to conceive children, although he did not elaborate.
Bernard Cribbins And Gillian McBarnet
Gillian, an actress who acted in the 2012 movie Run for Your Wife, was born in Chelsea, London in 1932, according to her IMDb profile. Despite being an ambitious actor, she just has this one acting credit and seems to have led a life away from the spotlight.
Bernard Cribbins has asked me to announce that his wife Gillian passed away earlier today. They were married in 1955 and were devoted to each other. When chatting about
their wedding day for his autobiography he talked for hours and didn’t want the conversation to end. So sad. pic.twitter.com/KoGpPPJlTT
— James Hogg (@JamesAHogg2) October 11, 2021
Sadly, Gillian died less than a year before her husband. Her passing was confirmed on the actor’s behalf by author James Hogg, who collaborated with him on his autobiography Bernard Who? 75 Years of Doing Just About Everything.
Sad to hear that legendary actor Bernard Cribbins has lost his wife Gillian, whom he married in 1955. Had dogs with Nick Savva. Recall their enthusiasm, affection and typically amusing interview after Westmead Woofa won at Oxford in front of the Sky cameras in 2000. #RIPGillian pic.twitter.com/3JFnnNX4n3
— SteveNashPhotography (@SteveNashPhotos) October 11, 2021
How Did Bernard Cribbins Die?
Cribbins passed away on July 28, 2022. His agency released a statement on social media on Thursday informing of his passing.
His agent, Gavin Barker Associates, issued the following statement: “His career spanned seven decades with such diverse work ranging from films like The Railway Children and the Carry On series, hit 60s song Right Said Fred, a notorious guest on Fawlty Towers and narrating The Wombles.”
“He worked well into his 90s, recently appearing in Doctor Who and the CBeebies series Old Jack’s Boat.”
“He lost his wife of 66 years, Gill, last year.”
“Bernard’s contribution to British entertainment is without question. He was unique, typifying the best of his generation, and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him.”