Actor Bernard Cribbins passed away, a piece of news confirmed by his agent, who mentioned July 27 as the date of his death while some newspapers reported July 28 as the date of his death. No information was disclosed on the reason for his death.
Bernard Joseph Cribbins was born on December 29, 1928, in Oldham, Lancashire, England. At 13 he dropped out of school and started working at a local theater as an assistant stage manager but also got small roles as an actor. Subsequently, he became an apprentice at the Oldham Repertory Theater.
Bernard Cribbins was especially appreciated as a comedian but over the course of his long career he showed his versatility with various roles of different types. He worked until the end acting again in an “Doctor Who” episode which will be broadcast in 2023: the various celebrations, which include the 100th anniversary of the BBC and the 60th anniversary of the saga, will certainly have one added for Bernard Cribbins.
The BBC has announced that actor Ncuti Gatwa has been cast as the 14th Doctor in the TV show “Doctor Who”. Russell T Davies, who is again the showrunner and is scheduled to start the next season’s production soon, posted on Instagram a photo of him with Gatwa. Unlike what happened with the previous announcements, this one came as a surprise and not in a televised event.
The actress Mira Furlan passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The causes of her death have not been disclosed, but the commemorations that started arriving indicate that she had been ill for some time. She was famous in particular for her roles in the TV shows “Babylon 5” and “Lost”.
Actress Diana Rigg passed away yesterday due to cancer that was diagnosed in March.
Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, this is her full name, was born on July 20, 1938, in Doncaster, Yorkshire. Diana Rigg’s acting career began in the theater, and in the late 1950s, she also began to find roles in television productions. Fame came when she was cast to play Emma Peel in the TV show “The Avengers”.
David William Duchovny was born on August 7, 1960 in New York, USA. In 1993, David Duchovny became a big hit when he started playing Special Agent Fox Mulder in the the TV show “The X-Files”. He’s also famous as the protagonist of the TV shows “Californication”, which aired between 2007 and 2014, and “Aquarius”, which aired between 2015 and 2016. Duchovny also worked as executive producer on both shows.