And the new voice of Paddington Bear is:


We didn’t know what producers of the new Paddington Bear film were going to do when Colin Firth dropped out – but they’ve been saved by Ben Whishaw.

Who the hell is Ben Whishaw, you ask? Well, he’s the guy who played tech whizz Q in Skyfall.

Colin Firth decided to drop out of the film after it was agreed that his voice was too mature for the bear, so at just 33-years-old, Ben is a much better fit. Although, he wasn’t too keen on the idea to begin with:

“I resisted a little bit, because I had a bad experience doing this kind of work in the past and I thought I was no good at it. But I was persuaded to go, slightly grudgingly.”

He also wasn’t a big fan of Paddington Bear as a child, all he knew was that he wore a duffle coat and a hat, but he’s glad that his niece will get to enjoy one of his films: “I’m delighted that she’ll be able to see it and it’ll be my voice. She’ll know it’s Uncle Ben.”