Michael Bond

In Memory Of A Hero

Caragh Little | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK
Caragh Little

Paddington - the most universally adored asylum seeker of all time, to which not even the most right wing press could object. Though when you think about it: a small bear arrives in London, dressed only in a curious Peruvian hat (a bare bear, so to speak) and a label requesting 'Please look after this Bear - thank you', carrying a small suitcase labelled 'Wanted on Voyage'. He wasn't just from Peru. He was from Darkest Peru... a place, I told my parents, when I was six, that I would be visiting when I grew up.

Paddington Hailed As Symbol Of Compassion To Refugees After Creator Michael Bond Dies

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK

The death of Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond has prompted people to fondly remember his creation as a symbol of refuge and compassion, as the cou...

'Paddington' Author 'Amazed' By 'Sex References' In New Film

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Paddington Bear’ author Michael Bond has admitted his shock at learning that the forthcoming film about his beloved children’s character has be...

Big Screen Paddington Faces the Age of Austerity

Sri Sritharan | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Sri Sritharan

When Bond created Paddington in 1958 he was an innocent mirror on Britain of the time. The Paddington of 2012 would be an altogether different affair. Would he make it past Heathrow customs without a issuing a hard stare or two? How would he cope with three-fruit marmalade?