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Paddington. Copyright: Studio Canal / Heyday Films.

Paddington

2014 British comedy film about a bear in London. Stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and others.

Paddington. Copyright: Studio Canal / Heyday Films.

Paddington

Family comedy about the eponymous bear found at a London train station by the Brown family

Genre
Film
Released
2014
Creator
Michael Bond
Starring
Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Matt Lucas, Kayvan Novak, Madeleine Harris and others
Writer
Paul King
Director
Paul King
Producers
David Heyman, Rosie Alison, Jeffrey Clifford, Alexandra Ferguson, Olivier Courson, Ron Halpern, Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein

Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to dream of an exciting life in London.

When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life. Arriving alone at Paddington station, he soon finds that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family, who find him with a label tied around his neck which reads 'Please look after this bear. Thank you.'

They offer him a temporary home whilst he searches for the explorer who impressed Aunt Lucy all those years before. But when Paddington catches the eye of a sinister, seductive taxidermist, it isn't long before his home - and very existence - is under threat...

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