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IMDb file: Hugh Bonneville, the squire of 'Downton Abbey,' has a rich TV and film career, including the 'Paddington' movies

IMDb file: Hugh Bonneville, the squire of 'Downton Abbey,' has a rich TV and film career, including the 'Paddington' movies

“We’ve all been a Paddington at some point in our lives,” Hugh Bonneville says, explaining his decision to return for a sequel after the success of 2014’s “Paddington.”

“We’ve all been strangers in a strange land when we’ve arrived at a new school or a new town. And we’ve relied on the kindness of strangers. I identify with Paddington — and I really love seeing him get into a mess. He always resets the dial to positive. He never does anything out of malice. It’s always about trying to help others out of the spirit of inquiry.”

Bonneville, 54, returns as uptight patriarch Henry Brown in “Paddington 2,” which came out earlier this month. In this one, Henry is slightly more...

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