Paddington 2 interviews with Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville and more! The Warner Bros. Pictures sequel Paddington 2 opens in North America theaters on January 12, and we got a chance to chat with the cast and crew. We spoke to Hugh Grant, who plays actor Phoenix Buchanan, Hugh Bonneville, who plays Mr. Brown, director Paul King and writer Simon Farnaby. Grant tells us how he was approached for the role with a letter saying he’d be perfect for the role of a washed up actor. You can check out our Paddington 2 interviews in the player below. Paddington 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the… Read entire story.