Bernard Cuffling, originally from London, England, has been a professional actor in Canada for over 40 years. He has been a performer or director in all the leading theatres in Western Canada. He has also performed in Ontario, including at the National Arts Centre. For five years he played the role of Ebeneezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" when Elizabeth (now City Councillor) Ball directed and ran Carousel Theatre. In Vancouver Bernard has gained many theatre awards in his career and is a member of the BC Walk of Fame.