What do young Voldemort, Paddington Bear, and a beekeeper have in common? All three of these classic British roles have been given to actor Christian Coulson, who was in the studio today to record two short Paddington books for early readers— “Paddington and the Magic Trick” and “Paddington Sets Sail.” Coulson is in San Diego rehearsing for the beekeeper role in the play Constellations, which opens at the Old Globe on April 9th.

Given his variety of roles, we weren’t sure if we should stock the kitchen with marmalade, honey, or spare horcruxes, so we supplied them all.

For the session, audio engineer Colin Tedeschi linked up with John Marshall Media in Manhattan, a top-tier post-production facility that has worked on some of the biggest audio books in the world, including Harry Potter and Twilight.