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Hugh Grant reprises Paddington 2 character for marmalade-themed charity fundraiser

Actor played Phoenix Buchanan in the 2017 film

Isobel Lewis
Thursday 21 May 2020 11:59 BST
Hugh Grant eats marmalade as Paddington 2 character in Twitter video

Actor Hugh Grant reprised his role as Paddington 2’s Phoenix Buchanan as part of a charity fundraising video.

The Notting Hill star took part in the challenge for Solving Kids Cancer in honour of four-year-old cancer patient Henry, who is a huge fan of the children’s film.

With the challenge asking social media users to share pictures eating jam or marmalade sandwiches ahead of Henry’s 5th birthday on 23 May, Grant shared his own version as his Paddington 2 character, Phoenix.

“If your birthday is a special birthday, why not celebrate in style with Buchanan’s special chunky-cut marmalade? More taste, more goodness, more, dare one say, class,” the actor said, before smearing the food over his face with his hands.

Still in character, Grant then asked: “How was that darling? Was it good? Shall we go again? Bit messy?”

In response, the official Paddington Bear Twitter wrote back: “Please make sure you wash your paws afterwards, Mr Buchanan, as otherwise you’ll end up in another rather sticky situation.”

Grant had previously reprised his Paddington 2 role in April in another video for cancer patient Henry, after he was sent a video of the little boy dancing to Phoenix Buchanan’s dance to “Rain on the Roof” from Follies that features at the end of the 2017 film.

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