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Villain Overview
That's right. I'm going to stuff you, bear.
~ Millicent announcing her true plan to Paddington.
Family?! You're not even the same species!
~ Millicent confronting Paddington and the Browns.

Millicent Clyde is the main antagonist of the 2014 British family comedy film Paddington. She is an evil taxidermist who works for the British Natural History Museum and intends to stuff a bear named Paddington and place him in a museum to prove her father's discovery of Paddington's species.

She was portrayed by Nicole Kidman, who also portrayed Marisa Coulter in The Golden Compass and Suzanne Stone in To Die For.

Role

Millicent was the daughter of respected explorer Montgomery Clyde, who was on an exploration quest on the darkest regions of Peru. There, he found a new species of bears, highly intelligent and friendly ones. He befriended them after one he called Pastuzo saved his life, leaving them plenty of things as a gift. However, his society refused to accept his discovery as he had not brought back a dead specimen to prove it. Though he was given a chance to get a specimen, Clyde refuses to let anyone else go there and kill his new friends, so he was kicked out of the society and forced to open a petting zoo to make a living. Millicent was only a little girl when she witnessed all of this and felt bitter towards her father for ruining his chance of becoming the most greatest man in the world, so she vowed to succeed in what her father failed to do.

Years later, following the death of her father, Millicent had a position at the British Natural History Museum as head of the Taxidermy Department; however, not content to watch over old-stuffed animals, she had living animals illegally imported to add to the collection. Upon learning that one of the intelligent bears named Paddington has arrived to London to find himself a new home, Millicent senses an opportunity and vows to hunt Paddington down and stuff him for the museum in order to restore her father's former glory for herself.

Upon learning that Paddington is temporarily residing with the Brown family, Millicent conspires with their neighbor Mr. Curry to capture Paddington. The first attempt was a failure, though this result half of the Brown's house to be burned. Upon seeing that the Browns won't believe his side of the story, Paddington leaves to find Montgomery Clyde himself. When he already locates the explorer's house, he soon learns of the explorer's death and that Millicent was his daughter. Expecting his arrival, Millicent tranquilizes Paddington and brings him to the museum, and prepares to have him stuffed.

However, Mr. Curry, having a change of heart after realizing her true intentions, informs the Brown family of the events, and they manage to rescue Paddington from being stuffed. However, they are cornered on the roof by Millicent, who threatens to tranquilize and stuff them as well if they refuse to hand over Paddington, saying that she has no qualms of stuffing her own kind. Playing wisely on this, Paddington subdues Millicent by throwing a marmalade sandwich at her, which attracts a huge flock of pigeons to distract Millicent, allowing the Browns' maid Mrs. Bird to open a roof hatch, inadvertently sending Millicent to fall off the roof and dangle on a flagpole, much to her dismay. The Browns then decide to accept Paddington as a new member of their family, much to his delight.

It is later revealed in the end that Millicent is arrested for her crimes and sentenced to community service at a petting zoo (presumably the same one that her father founded), much to her complete horror. She begged the judge for a different punishment, but her words fall flat as she is escorted away from the court room. She is last seen scooping donkey manure before being buried in a pile of mulch by the same monkey that she tried to stuff earlier, much to her anger.

Quotes

You're going to make a fantastic edition to the collection.
~ Milicent watching a new weird species.
I'm sorry. It's just that that creature means a great deal to me. (Grant: Why? Is he endangered?) (Millicent trows a knife in one of the photos of her desk) He is now.
~ Millicent saying Paddington is important to her colection.
Let me tell you about my code. When somebody doesn't give me what I want, I remove their body parts. I start with the nasal hair. And then I move on to something juicy. That's my code and I always stick to it. Do you always stick to yours?
~ Millicent threatening the taxi driver who took Paddington and the Browns to their home last night.
Each of these men has been immortalised through his finds. But do you see anything from my father? No. Because when he met your oh-so-precious species, he refused to collect a specimen.
~ Millicent speaking to Paddington about her dark past.
He could have been rich and famous, but instead he threw it all away and he opened a petting zoo. He put the happiness of a few furry creatures above his own flesh and blood. I vowed that one day I would finish the job my father never could. And now, at last, that day has come.
~ Millicent showing Paddington her true plans.
Sabotage.
~ Millicent seeing steps foots of water meaning the Browns got to came to rescue Paddington.
Give up, bear! There's no way out.
~ Millicent trying to catch Paddington.
Not so fast. Come on, hand over the bear.
~ Millicent threatening the Browns with a tranquilizer gun to Paddington.
OK, then. (Henry Brown: When I say "all"...) I've never stuffed a human, but....
~ Millicent accepting he will stuff the Browns if they don't give her Paddington.
Yes. That's right. Come, come..
~ Millicent smiling to see Padington about to come to her.
(Paddington: Erm, could I have one last request?) What is it? (Paddington: I'd like a sandwich. There's one in my hat.) Go on, then. (Paddington: Thank you.) (Paddington throws the maramelade sandwich to Millicent and the pigeons go ahead to Millicent, who is about to fall of the roof, but she stops) Nice try, bear!
~ Millicent almost falling to the roof.
Hey, why didn't you look where you were going?! (Mrs. Bird: Ah. shut your pie-hole!)
~ Millicent grabing on a flag pole of the top of the building after knocked off the roof by Mrs. Bird.
No, please! Anything! Anything but that!
~ Millicent's reaction seeing the judge sentence her to community service in the petting zoo.
(Zoo worker: Get a move on, dung breath!) It's not my breath!
~ Millicent irritated working at the petting zoo.