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5 Things You May Not Know About Paddington Bear

Now that Paddington the movie is finally hiting U.S. theaters, it seems a perfect moment to try and fill in some of the crucial details about the film’s hero for anyone who doesn’t quite understand what is going on, or why anyone should care enough to give the movie a go (apart from the fact […]

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LISTEN: Hugh Bonneville Reads a Letter from Paddington

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin. For no reason other than the lightening of the day and the warming of the heart we present this, a letter written by Michael Bond from Paddington Bear to his Aunt Lucy, concerning Christmas with the Brown family. It was read out on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme […]

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PHOTOS: Britain’s Greatest Living Illustrators’ Annotated First Editions Up for Auction

Sotheby’s auction house in London, England, has put a selection of annotated first edition books on display with illustrations from Peggy Fortnum, Raymond Briggs, Quentin Blake, Judith Kerr, and Terry Gilliam, just to name a handful of contributors. The charity auction, First Editions: Redrawn, asks some of Britain’s most beloved illustrators (and a few authors) “to […]

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Ben Whishaw Initially Turned Down ‘Paddington’

It’s difficult to imagine A-list movie stars having self-doubt, but of course it does happen. Ben Whishaw (Skyfall, Cloud Atlas) talks about his initial concerns over giving Paddington Bear a voice in an interview with Marie Claire. Whishaw tells the U.S. magazine, “I said no the first time. I just thought, I’m not very good […]

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The Story of Paddington Bear and Jeremy Clarkson

Let’s get one thing clear before we start, the U.K. may be a small country by U.S. standards, but we don’t all know one another and it’s perfectly possible for two people to be incredibly well known in Britain and never interact in any way whatsoever. That said, sometimes curious links emerge between globally famous […]

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Phew! Ben Whishaw Takes Over from Colin Firth as Paddington Bear

It’s OK to admit you were worried about who would play the voice of Paddington, in the movie Paddington, since Colin Firth reluctantly walked away, sadly noting that “it’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn’t have my voice.” But his loss could […]

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Colin Firth: “Paddington Simply Doesn’t Have My Voice”

When the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming Paddington movie came out, and we got a first glimpse of the bear and the hat and the duffle coat, it seemed perfectly reasonable not to have heard him speak. When the proper trailer was released last week, we heard from Hugh Bonneville as Mr Brown, but […]

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WATCH: The ‘Paddington’ Trailer is Finally Here

I don’t know where anyone gets off saying Friday 13 is unlucky, cos there’s been a bumper crop of movie news today that should keep anyone counting their lucky stars for a month at least. So, having dispensed with Tom Hiddleston and Tom Hardy, here’s the trailer to the Paddington movie, the one we’ve all […]

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