Married

Author & Creator of Paddington Bear
Michael Bond CBE

Michael Bond

Age

91

Born

Wednesday 13 Jan 1926

Died

27 Jun 2017

Other Partners

Professional Partners

Siblings

Other Partners

Professional Partners

Siblings

Sue Bond

Sue Bond

His Other Children

Children Together

Karen Jankel

Anthony Bond

Her Other Children

Michael Bond CBE
Bio Details

Full name

Michael Bond

Gender

Male

Age

91

Date of birth

Wednesday 13 Jan 1926

Birth place

Newbury, Berkshire, England, UK

Date of death:

27 Jun 2017

Place of death

Little Venice, West London, England, UK

Occupations

Author

TV Cameraman

Children's Author

RAF

British Army

Education

Presentation College, Reading, United Kingdom

The first Paddington Bear book entitled A Bear Called Paddington was published in 1958.  It's inspiration came from a last minute Christmas present purchase one Christmas Eve when, out of pity, Michael Bond bought the last bear glove-puppet in Selfridges as it sat alone on the shelf.  7 publishers rejected it before Collins paid Bond £75 and then bought it outright in 1958.
A TV series was created in the 1970s which led to Paddington and Michael Bond's worldwide fame.  the books were translated into 40 languages and sold over 35 million copies.  Paddington's first ever movie starring Hugh Bonneville and Nicole Kidman, was released in 2014, with a second in 2017.  
Jeremy Clarkson's mother, Shirley Clarkson, made a prototype of the first Paddington Bear stuffed toy.  She gave it to Jeremy, who was 12 at the time, and his sister Joanna for Christmas.
His last ever book, Paddington at St Paul's, will be available in 2018.  He finished writing it just before his Death in June 2017.

Trivia

Michael Bond CBE Family

Michael Bond CBE's children:

Michael Bond CBE's daughter is Karen Jankel Michael Bond CBE's son is Anthony Bond


Michael Bond CBE's current partners:

Michael Bond CBE's wife was Sue Bond


Sue Bond
Bio Details

Full name

Sue Bond

Gender

Female

Trivia

Sue Bond Family

Sue Bond's children:

Sue Bond's daughter is Karen Jankel Sue Bond's son is Anthony Bond


Sue Bond's current partners:

Sue Bond's husband was Michael Bond CBE