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PADDINGTON follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to fear that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the Brown family. They read the hand-written label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him tea, a name and a roof over his head. It looks as though Paddington's luck has changed - until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a sinister museum taxidermist who has an old score to settle...

PADDINGTON is based on the best-selling and internationally adored series of children's stories by British author Michael Bond, from an original screenplay by filmmaker Paul King (BUNNY AND THE BULL). A Heyday Films and STUDIOCANAL production, PADDINGTON is directed by the twice BAFTA nominated King, produced by multiple award-winning David Heyman (GRAVITY, the HARRY POTTER series) and executive produced by Heyday's Rosie Alison (TESTAMENT OF YOUTH) and Jeffrey Clifford (NO STRINGS ATTACHED, UP IN THE AIR) and by Alexandra Ferguson (ANNA KARENINA). The cast of PADDINGTON is led by acclaimed British talent, Ben Whishaw (PERFUME, BRIGHT STAR) as the voice of Paddington, Hugh Bonneville (TV's "Downton Abbey", THE MONUMENTS MEN) as uptight patriarch Mr. Brown and Sally Hawkins (BLUE JASMINE, HAPPY GO LUCKY) as the kindly and free-spirited Mrs. Brown.

Starring alongside them is Nicole Kidman (BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, THE HOURS) as Millicent, a sinister taxidermist with her eye on Paddington, Jim Broadbent (THE IRON LADY, MOULIN ROUGE) as Mr. Gruber, antique shop owner and wise mentor, Julie Walters (the HARRY POTTER series, MAMMA MIA!) as Mrs. Bird, the Browns' eccentric housekeeper, and Peter Capaldi (DR WHO, IN THE LOOP) as Mr. Curry, their crotchety, curtain-twitching neighbour.

Rounding out this esteemed ensemble are Michael Gambon (THE KING'S SPEECH, the HARRY POTTER series) and Imelda Staunton (PRIDE, MALEFICENT), as the voices of Paddington's Uncle Pastuzo and Aunt Lucy. The film also features Samuel Joslin (THE IMPOSSIBLE) and Madeleine Harris as the Brown children Jonathan and Judy, who welcome in the lost bear and find their own lives changed forever.

Creative talent behind the camera includes Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (THE DARK KNIGHT), Director of Photography Erik Wilson (TYRANNOSAUR, THE IMPOSTOR), Production Designer Gary Williamson (SUBMARINE) and the highly acclaimed British Visual Effects company, Framestore - which most recently collaborated with producer David Heyman on the critical and commercial smash hit, GRAVITY. PADDINGTON's beautiful score is composed by Nick Urata (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE) and the film is edited by Mark Everson (ALAN PARTRIDGE).

Following a preliminary shoot on location in Costa Rica in April 2013, Principal Photography on PADDINGTON commenced in September 2013. Comprising a 51-day schedule, the film was shot on location in and around central London, as well as on the iconic soundstages of Elstree and Leavesden film studios, where everything from the Natural History Museum's rooftops to the cosy interior of a Portobello Road antiques shop were recreated in stunning detail.

STUDIOCANAL financed the film and will distribute PADDINGTON in the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, as well as handling all other international sales rights. PADDINGTON will open in the UK on November 28th, 2014 and in all further STUDIOCANAL territories though December 2014. PADDINGTON will be released in North America by TWC-Dimension on January 16th, 2015.

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