Paddington Bear

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 - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Paddington was a key part of my childhood and 'woe betide anyone who screwed it up', I thought. Thankfully those fears soon melted away within a few minutes of one of the best films of 2014. Getting a movie like this from script to screen is no easy matter, and King, Heyman, the cast and crew have done a magnificent job.

'Sex' Advice and Paddington Bear

Pat Higgins | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

In one of the strangest coincidences of all time, I had actually spent this very afternoon making weak jokes to a friend about how the new version of Paddington Bear was edgier, darker and, yes, sexier than previous versions. Turns out I was right.

'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...

Ten Books - Ten Thoughts

Caragh Little | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caragh Little

I've been nominated for that social media challenge of picking ten books which affected me or shaped me in some way- and there's a challenge to savour. A week's thinking and a bit of writing later, here it is. Plots thankfully recovered.

WATCH: Paddington: The Colin Firth Remix

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Following the news that 'The King's Speech' star Colin Firth is going to be the voice of Paddington in a new film about the bear from deepest, darkest...

From The King To Colin Bear

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Colin Firth has revealed he will be the voice of Paddington Bear in a new film based on the adventures of the duffle coat-clad character. The bear,...

Do You Know This Bear? Help Us Reunite A Much-Loved, 100-Year-Old Toy With His Owners

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

Airport staff are hunting the owner of a much-loved, 100-year-old teddy bear, found left behind in a departure lounge. The antique bear, which has...

What Can Paddington Bear Tell Us About Migration?

Dr Kyle Grayson | Posted 14.11.2012 | Home
Dr Kyle Grayson

My argument is that Paddington asks us to take a closer look at the politics shaping perceptions of migration in the UK. The stories shine a light on the paradox of how foreigners are regarded as both a positive and negative force in this country.

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? 

Paddington Bear Swaps Peru For Hollywood

PA | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Paddington Bear is swapping darkest Peru for the bright lights of Hollywood after plans were announced to bring the character to the big screen. Ha...

Paddington Bear Beats Bagpuss For Top Animated Prize

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK

Paddington Bear has been named the nation's most loved animated character. The marmalade-loving, duffle-coat wearing, black-hatted bear from Darkes...

The One With Paddington Bear

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgy Jamieson

The boy is obsessed with Paddington. We went to the cinema to see the film and then on holiday recently he spent his pocket money on a toy Paddington bear. He's even developed a taste for marmalade sandwiches.