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Paddington 2 is a 2017 live-action/CGI animated comedy film directed by Paul King and written by King and Simon Farnaby. Based on the stories of the character Paddington Bear created by Michael Bond, it is the sequel to the 2014 film Paddington and is produced by Heyday Films and StudioCanal. The film stars Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington, with Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, and Hugh Grant in live-action roles. Principal photography began in October 2016, and ended in June 2017. The film was released on 10 November 2017 in the United Kingdom, 12 January 2018 in the United States, and has grossed $150 million worldwide. The film received praise for its screenplay, direction, and performances, and at the 71st British Academy Film Awards it received three nominations, including Best British Film and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Grant.