PADD SC PULLS 2 New ‘Paddington’ Stills – Starring Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman & Colin Firth As The Voice Of Paddington Bear

Studiocanal has today revealed these new stills from the family adventure ‘Paddington,’ which is based on the beloved fictional character from children’s literature created by Michael Bond in 1958. The first ever live action film inspired by Bond’s best-selling books stars Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) as Mr. Brown, Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man, Bridget Jones’s Diary) as the voice of Paddington Bear and Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Rabbit Hole, Moulin Rouge!) as the evil taxidermist determined to wreak her revenge. They are joined by Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Brown, Julie Walters as Mrs. Bird, the housekeeper, and Jim Broadbent as Mr. Gruber, the owner of the antiques shop.

Produced by David Heyman (producer of all eight of the “Harry Potter” films, Gravity), ‘Paddington’ is being directed by twice BAFTA nominated director Paul King (Come Fly With Me, The Mighty Boosh). The film will open in the UK on November 28th and in the US on December 12th. Check out the synopsis for ‘Paddington’ below.

paddington bear 2014 2 New ‘Paddington’ Stills – Starring Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman & Colin Firth As The Voice Of Paddington Bear

Adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young bear with an endearing talent for comic chaos.

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, Paddington 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 …