It seems Paddington Bear just can’t escape Phoenix Buchanan.
Paddington 2 co-stars Ben Whishaw and Hugh Grant have teamed up again – and viewers are finding it deeply weird to see the actors back together as Jeremy Thorpe MP and his lover Norman Scott in BBC drama A Very English Scandal.
Whishaw is the voice of the marmalade-loving little bear, while Grant starred as the villainous fading celebrity Phoenix Buchanan in the 2017 sequel.
And now, in Russell T Davies’ three-parter based on the true story of Jeremy Thorpe MP, we see the politician seduce Whishaw’s character, have sex with him, fall out with him, and then plot to kill him.
Enjoyed the first part of A Very English Scandal last night, despite it being too graphic for my liking in parts. The most disturbing thing though was that if you closed your eyes it sounded like Phoenix Buchanan seducing Paddington bear.
im really enjoying a very english scandal. it’s a charming & enthralling blend of eccentricity, quick wit, and traditional period-piece style — not that i’d expect anything less from davies & frears. also the theme song is aggressively stuck in my head
Hugh Grant and Ben Wishaw were both superb as Jeremy Thorpe and Norman Scott in tonight's episode of 'A Very English Scandal', expertly adapted by Russell T Davies from John Preston's entertaining book. A triumph all round. #AVeryEnglishScandal
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