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Michael Bond CBE
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Michael Bond CBE

Author & Creator of Paddington Bear
Michael Bond CBE

Michael Bond




Wednesday 13 Jan 1926


27 Jun 2017

Michael Bond CBE
Bio Details

Full name

Michael Bond





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



TV Cameraman

Children's Author


British Army


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.

Partners of 
Michael Bond CBE

Sue Bond


2 children together

Michael Bond CBE Children

Karen Jankel

with Sue Bond

Anthony Bond

with Sue Bond

Michael Bond CBE Partner(s) Other Children


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