Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hugh Bonneville sports long hair and moustache as he channels 70s vibe for Paddington film

PUBLISHED: 14:24 EST, 12 November 2013 | UPDATED: 18:37 EST, 12 November 2013

Well it is Movember! Hugh Bonneville was spotted filming Paddington Bear in London on Tuesday

Viewers are more used to seeing him dressed in smart three-piece suits and tails, so they could be forgiven for not recognising Hugh Bonneville as he filmed his latest movie role.

The Downton Abbey star swapped 1920s attire in favour of a casual 70s look as he shot on location in London on Tuesday for new film Paddington.

Sporting a long brown wig, the 50-year-old is transformed into character Mr Brown, as the famous bear gets a 2014 revamp in the blockbuster starring Nicole Kidman, Matt Lucas and Peter Capaldi.

A mechanical head has been created to shoot scenes for the upcoming film of the classic children’s books.
While the character will mostly be computer generated, the puppet was used in a number of scenes filmed in Paddington station last week.

Colin Firth is providing the voice for the character, which was originally created by author Michael Bond in 1958.

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