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Paddington producer David Heyman has revealed who will voice Paddington Bear following the departure of Colin Firth.
The bear will now be voiced by Ben Whishaw, best known to moviegoing audiences as Q in the latest James Bond film Skyfall.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, Heyman says that Firth left the project after they agreed that the actor couldn’t find the right tone in his voice for the plush animal.
“He was saying: ‘Are you sure I’m right?’ He was way ahead of us,” Heyman tells the publication. “Colin was brilliant, but his voice was, ultimately, too mature.”