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Film review (an adult’s perspective): Paddington

Nov 25 2014
Paddington

Noticed Paddington Bears springing up around London over the past few weeks?  Over fifty of them are there until the end of December and for a reason.  Firstly, they’re a fund raiser for the NSPCC and, in their various guises – a coat decorated with oranges and a space suit are just two – they also herald the cinematic arrival of the nation’s favourite bear from Darkest Peru.  Paddington.

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Future Films Heads Up: Hugh Bonneville’s Paddington

Oct 05 2014

The first sighting of Paddington was back in June – the big screen version of a certain Peruvian bear, that is.  Then there was all the kerfuffle surrounding the loss of his Colin Firth voice and its replacement by a Ben Whishaw one.  So, with the release date of 28 November creeping ever closer, a select group of film writers – me included! – was summonsed to a screening room in Soho for a preview screening of footage from the film.

That, in itself, was enough to get me there, but at the eleventh hour it was announced that we’d be in the presence of the aristocracy. OK, fictional aristocracy, because Hugh Bonneville, who plays Mr Brown in the film, was taking time off from Downton to host the whole shebang.  And a very nice tan he was sporting as well!

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