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Bernard Cribbins to receive Special Award

24 November 2009
Bernard Cribbins

Legendary British actor Bernard Cribbins will receive the Special Award at this year’s EA British Academy Children’s Awards which will take place on Sunday 29 November at the London Hilton on Park Lane

A Special Award is to be presented to Bernard Cribbins at the EA British Academy Children’s Awards for his outstanding creative contribution to the industry. Bernard is synonymous with quality, traditional entertainment for children in a career spanning six decades and covering film, television and other entertainment mediums.

BAFTA Chief Executive, Amanda Berry said:

"Bernard Cribbins has made an amazing contribution to children’s entertainment throughout his outstanding career. He was very much loved for his story-telling on Jackanory - he holds the record for appearing on the show 110 times - and is still entertaining children today, now playing Wilfred Mott in ‘Doctor Who’. He is a worthy recipient of this year’s Special Award; in fact he deserved it a long time ago! We are absolutely delighted he has accepted."

Bernard, who will collect the Award from his Doctor Who co-star Catherine Tate, commented:

"It is truly an honour to receive this award from the British Academy. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with and for children throughout my career and am privileged to have been involved with some amazing projects."

Bernard will also be at the BFI Southbank on Saturday 16 January 2010 to discuss his work for children and families in film and television. The event is a co-production by the BFI and BAFTA and will be followed by a screening of Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 AD (1966). See www.bfi.org.uk for further details.

For further information on the EA British Academy Children’s Awards, please contact Romley Davies Publicity:

James Knox
020 3301 4736
james@romleydavies.com

Zoe Baldwin
020 3301 4733
zoe@romleydavies.com

www.romleydavies.com