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
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
(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,
as the voice of Paddington, Hugh Bonneville (TV's "Downton Abbey", THE MONUMENTS
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
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),
Designer Gary Williamson (SUBMARINE) and the highly acclaimed British Visual
Framestore - which most recently collaborated with producer David Heyman on the
commercial smash hit, GRAVITY. PADDINGTON's beautiful score is composed by Nick
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,
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
December 2014. PADDINGTON will be released in North America by TWC-Dimension on
Next Production Note Section
Home | Theaters | Video | TV
Your Comments and Suggestions are Always Welcome.
© 2018 41®, All Rights Reserved.