Paddington 2

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Paddington 2 – the smash hit family film from written by Paul King and Simon Farnaby and directed by King – has officially wowed the critics like very little else. Movie website Rotten Tomatoes is famed for rounding up as many officially published reviews as possible, to inform its [...]

January 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Paddington 2 and The Ghoul get BAFTA nominations

It was a strong year for British film last year, and a fantastic one for TVO related movies too, so we’re overjoyed to learn that both Paddington 2 and The Ghoul have been nominated for BAFTA awards this morning. Paddington 2, written by Simon Farnaby and Paul King, directed by King [...]

January 9, 2018 // 1 Comment

The Magic Faraway Tree with Farnaby

Simon Farnaby is writing a film adaption of Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree. Fresh from co-writing Paddington 2, which is in cinemas now, Simon Farnaby (Horrible Histories, Yonderland, Mindhorn) is now turning The Magic Faraway Tree into a film for StudioCanal. The series set in an [...]

November 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Paddington 2 Pre-Orders

Paul King and Simon Farnaby‘s #1 box-office smash Paddington 2 is now available to pre-order on DVD, Blu-Ray, 4K Blu-Ray and Amazon Instant Video. Once again starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent and Peter Capaldi, with Ben Wishaw as the voice of Paddington, [...]

November 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

King and Farnaby on Paddington 2

Paddington 2 is in cinemas now, so Paul King and Simon Farnaby spoke to film site HeyUGuys about it. In the five-minute interview, Paul and Simon talk about the widespread appeal of Paddington as a character, the resonance of a story about a stranger in need of kindness, and how they approached [...]

November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Paddington On Display

The Museum of London is hosting an exhibition of costumes and props and from Paddington 2. The follow up to the hugely-successful Paddington is once again directed by Mighty Boosh and Bunny & The Bull director, Paul King, is written by the multi-talented Simon Farnaby, and features follow TVO [...]

October 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Paddington 2 Trailer

The trailer and supporting cast for Paddington 2 have been revealed. Paul King (director of The Mighty Boosh and Bunny and the Bull) returns to direct Paddington 2, and he has co-written the film with Simon Farnaby (Horrible Histories, Yonderland, Detectorists). Many of the original [...]

October 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Michael Bond: 1926-2017

The Velvet Onion is deeply saddened to learn of the death of beloved childrens author Michael Bond CBE, following a short illness. Bond’s most famous work in a career which spanned six decades is, of course, Paddington Bear: the mamalade-loving young bear from deepest, darkest Peru. First [...]

June 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Paddington 2 trailer released

The first look trailer for Paddington 2 has been released this morning. The film reunites the all star cast of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin, with Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington and Imelda Staunton as Aunt [...]

May 30, 2017 // 0 Comments