The Warner Bros. Pictures sequel Paddington 2 opens in North America theaters on January 12, and we got a chance to chat with the cast and crew. We spoke to Hugh Grant, who plays actor Phoenix Buchanan, Hugh Bonneville, who plays Mr. Brown, director Paul King and writer Simon Farnaby. Grant tells us how he was approached for the role with a letter saying he’d be perfect for the role of a washed up actor. You can check out our Paddington 2 interviews in the player below.
Paddington 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief…
Directed by Paul King, Paddington 2 is written by King and Simon Farnaby and stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, and Imelda Staunton as voice of Aunt Lucy.
The film is co-produced by multi award-winning David Heyman (Harry Potter franchise, Gravity) and StudioCanal.
Paddington is based on the best-selling and internationally adored series of children’s stories by British author Michael Bond, which have sold more than 35 million copies worldwide, been translated into over 40 languages and captured the imagination of children and adults around the globe.
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