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Hugh Bonneville on Future of ‘Downton Abbey’: “It Might Be the Right Time to Stop”

Downton Abbey: A New Era, Focus Features’ second feature spin-off from the phenomenally successful TV series, jitterbugged its way into cinemas earlier this year. Bringing back the original ensemble of regulars, plus a few new additions in Dominic West, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock and Nathalie Baye, the film — directed by Simon Curtis — ramped up […]

‘Paddington 3’ Finds Its Director and Title (Exclusive)

Break out the marmalade, Paddington 3 has found its director. Award-winning commercials filmmaker Dougal Wilson has been tapped to direct the latest installment of the hit family film franchise from StudioCanal and Heyday Films, titled Paddington in Peru. Wilson will be making his feature theatrical debut on the project after a long career in the […]

Yes, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Did Voice Paddington, StudioCanal Confirms

Amid the bleak news that has emerged from Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion last week, over the weekend a more upbeat nugget of information emerged about one of the key figures involved. Chatter erupted on social media on Sunday — first sparked by a tweet sent by Black List founder Franklin Leonard — that […]

‘Paddington 2’ Loses Top Movie of All Time Honor Due to New Bad Review

Not to be the bearer of bad news, but Paddington 2 has lost its recently obtained honor as the best movie of all time according to Rotten Tomatoes’ freshness ratings. You’ll recall the headlines last month when Citizen Kane lost its decades-long 100 percent rating on the critic aggregation site due to a newly discovered […]

‘Paddington 2’ Director Paul King on Toppling ‘Citizen Kane’: “I Won’t Build My Xanadu”

After a negative review of Orson Welles' 1941 classic was unearthed, the much-loved CGI/live-action sequel about a Peruvian bear became the top-rated film of all time on the Rotten Tomatoes website.

Sally Hawkins, Rhys Ifans Join Mark Rylance in ‘The Fantastic Flitcrofts’ Dramedy

Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins and Rhys Ifans have joined Mark Rylance in the comedy-drama The Fantastic Flitcrofts from director Craig Roberts.

‘Paddington’ Backer Anton Names Cecile Gaget President of Intl. Production, Distribution

Cecile Gaget, a former executive at French studio Gaumont, will oversee the international expansion of Sébastien Raybaud's production and finance group Anton, whose credits include the 'Paddington' franchise, as its new president of international production and distribution.

‘Paddington’ ‘McMafia’ Backer Anton Launches Beiboot Production Venture with Ex-BBC Exec

Tobi De Graaff, former director of commission and co-production at BBC Studios, has launched a new TV production company, with backing from Sebastien Raybaud’s production and financing company Anton, which aims to develop, package and finance high-end European TV.

China Is Now the Number One International Market for European Films

China is now the number one international market, as measured by admissions, for European films, with 35.8 million tickets sold in China for European movies in 2017, compared with 27.1 million for European movies in North America.

The Plight of ‘Paddington 2’: Why Can’t an Oscar Movie Just Be Enjoyable?

The idea of creating a popular Oscar was a bust. But every year, engaging films like the 'Paddington' sequel are largely ignored by serious-minded Academy voters.

Why Hugh Grant Is Done With Leading-Man Roles

Self-deprecating Brit Hugh Grants talks about his two very different comic roles — in 'Paddington 2' and 'A Very English Scandal' — and the joy of getting "old and ugly."

Success of ‘Paddington 2’ Boosts Vivendi’s StudioCanal

StudioCanal and Universal Music Group led French giant Vivendi in a strong third quarter. Family-friendly sequel 'Paddington 2,' starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, boosted StudioCanal revenues 10.3 percent.