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A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 7.6/10 (6,422 voted)

Critic's Score: 75/100

Director: Paul King

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters

A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family, who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

Writers: Paul King, Hamish McColl

Nicole Kidman - Millicent
Ben Whishaw - Paddington (voice)
Imelda Staunton - Aunt Lucy (voice)
Hugh Bonneville - Mr. Brown
Michael Gambon - Uncle Pastuzo (voice)
Sally Hawkins - Mrs. Brown
Peter Capaldi - Mr. Curry
Julie Walters - Mrs. Bird
Jim Broadbent - Mr. Gruber
Matt Lucas - Taxi Driver
Samuel Joslin - Jonathan Brown
Madeleine Harris - Judy Brown
Geoffrey Palmer - Head of Geographer's Guild
Alice Lowe - Geographer's Receptionist
Matt King - Andre the Thief

Taglines: Please look after this bear. Thank you


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Country: UK, France

Language: English

Release Date: 16 January 2015

Filming Locations: London, England, UK

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Did You Know?

Imelda Staunton and Michael Gambon were added to the cast 10 months after filming had wrapped and just six weeks before the premiere of the film. See more »

Paddington rips the corner off a phone book page. After attempting to sellotape the corner back on, a few seconds later the page is intact with no sign of rip or sellotape. See more »

User Review


Rating: 8/10

I have to state this before continuing with this review, prior to seeing this I was very reluctant and hesitant as to what I was due to view. After growing up hearing the stories and watching the animated tales of Paddington Bear, I was unsure as to whether a CGI-heavy live- action tale could really establish a story that portrays the bear in all his charm, well my predictions were woefully inaccurate. 'Paddington' is a very well-executed adaptation of the titular bear for a 21st century audience. From the producers of Harry Potter, 'Paddington' delivers a family-friendly and charming atmosphere whilst conveying an endearing and gloriously comedic tale about a bear and his adventures in London. One of the late and great films of the year, Paul King's irresistibly warm story creates a sense of nostalgia whilst boasting a quintessentially British feel and pitch-perfect humour that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.


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