Paddington creator honoured at service
LONDON — British actor Hugh Bonneville has joined hundreds of mourners at a memorial service for the creator of the marmaladeloving bear Paddington. Bonneville, who played adoptive father Mr. Brown in the “Paddington” films, told mourners at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral that Michael Bond “was as kindly, dignified, charming and lovable as the immortal Paddington Bear he gave us.” Bond died in June at age 91.
Bonneville read tributes from fans alongside young actors Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin, who play his children in the “Paddington” movies. —