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Stars brave the rain for Paddington premiere

Nicole Kidman with husband Keith Urban Credit: PA

Nicole Kidman was among the stars to brave the pouring rain at the premiere of Paddington the movie today.

The actress was joined by her husband Keith Urban and actors Hugh Bonneville, Ben Whishaw, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent on the red carpet, in London's Leicester Square. She portrays a villainous taxidermist in the film.

Well obviously, I was the kid that loved the wicked witch in The Wizard Of Oz, so of course I grew up to be the girl who wants to play the villain in a movie...I know all about Paddington. I had a teddy bear but I also had a Paddington Bear.

I remember being about six or seven and just hoping I would find my own little Paddington stranded on the street.

– Nicole Kidman, actress
Ben Wishaw is the voice of Paddington Credit: PA
Actress Nicole Kidman Credit: PA
Actor Hugh Bonneville who plays Mr Brown, with his wife Lulu Williams Credit: PA

Paddington premiere in Leicester Square

Hugh Bonneville is one of the stars of the new Paddington film Credit: http://www.paddington.com/gb/the-movie/

New film Paddington will have its world premiere in the capital this afternoon, after it was controversially given a PG rating for sexual references and dangerous behavior.

Stars will be at the Odeon Leicester Square for the first showing of the movie, which follows the comic misadventures of Paddington, who travels to London in search of a home.

Ben Whishaw voices the Peruvian bear in the live-action film, which also stars Hugh Bonneville, Peter Capaldi, Julie Walters and Nicole Kidman.

ITV London will be at the premiere. Don't miss Helen Plint's report at 6.30pm on ITV1.

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London Tonight speaks to the real life 'Hobbit' at 6pm

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins

They'vewaited almost a decade and now fans of Middle Earth are just hours away from their next fix of Wizards, trolls and (of course) Hobbits!

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Adventure is the highly-anticipated prequel to the Lord of The Rings trilogy and premieres in Leicester Square this evening ahead of its UK release tomorrow.

Unlike it's predecessors this film is in 3D. Director Peter Jackson also uses a 48 frames per second format which has divided the critics.

We'll be live on the red carpet with London actor Martin Freeman who plays the lead character Bilbo Baggins. The rest of the cast will also be braving the cold, including Sir Ian McKellan, Andy Serkis and Cate Blanchett who are back as Gandalf, Gollum and Galadriel, respectively.

You can see this exclusive look into the mind of the man behind Bilbo on our programme from 6pm tonight.

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Duchess to miss Hobbit premiere

The Duchess of Cambridge has been suffering from acute morning sickness. Credit: Andrew Winning, Reuters.

The Duchess of Cambridge will not be attending the UK Premiere of "The Hobbit" tonight, as she is still recovering from acute morning sickness.

Her husband William, however, is expected to walk the red carpet in Leicester Square with the stars of the film, including Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett.

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