Cumberbatch Designs Paddington Bear

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Benedict Cumberbatch was one of half a dozen Paddington actors who have recently designed life-sized statues of the Paddington Bear.

The Paddington statues are being done ahead of the release of Paddington in the UK later this month.

Over fifty Paddington statues will be found in London ahead of the movie release, which takes place November 28.

First created by author Michael Bond in the 1950s, Paddington Bear is “known for his distinctive red hat and blue coat.”

Cumberbatch “traded Paddington’s red hat for a “Sherlock-esque Deerstalker.” “Having already starred in his first big film, Paddington was keen to take on a new role, with a new disguise,” said Cumberbatch. “It had to be quintessentially British, naturally, and now that I’ve given him a new appearance, maybe I could train Paddington in the finer art of acting as well.”

Other Paddington stars took part in the statue design, including Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi, and Ben Whishaw.

When the promotion is finished, the statues will be auctioned off for charity.

The Cumberbatch Paddington Bear statue is located at the Museum of London. To learn more about the other Paddington statues, head to the link located here.

Source: The Hollywood Reportervia Visit London Paddington Page

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