Rowan Atkinson

British actor, comedian, and screenwriter

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson CBE (born 6 January 1955) is an English actor comedian and writer. He is best known for his characters of Mr. Bean and Blackadder. Rowan has also been in films such as The Lion King voicing Zazu, the red-billed hornbill and Johnny English. He has been listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy,[3] and amongst the top 50 comedians ever in a 2005 poll of fellow comedians.[4]

Rowan Atkinson
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Rowan Atkinson at the premiere for Johnny English Reborn in September 2011
Birth nameRowan Sebastian Atkinson
Born (1955-01-06) 6 January 1955 (age 66)
Consett, County Durham, England
Medium
Alma mater
Years active1978–present
Spouse
Sunetra Sastry
(m. 1990; div. 2015)
Partner(s)Louise Ford
(2014–present)[1]
Children3
Relative(s)Rodney Atkinson (brother)

Marriage and childrenEdit

Rowan Atkinson first met Sunetra Sastry in the late 1980s, when she was working as a make-up artist with the BBC. he got married at the Russian Tea Room in New York City on 5 February 1990. They have two children and lived in Oundle, Northamptonshire as well as in Ipsden, Oxfordshire and in Highbury, London.[5] The couple separated in 2014 and divorced in 2015. Atkinson was formerly in a relationship with actress Leslie Ash.[6]

Television appearancesEdit

Guest appearancesEdit

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1979 The Secret Policeman's Ball Various roles Solo skits, plus with Monty Python
1982 Fundamental Frolics Himself
1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself & various roles
1983 Dead on Time Bernard Fripp
Never Say Never Again Nigel Small-Fawcett a spy film based on the James Bond novel Thunderball
1989 The Appointments of Dennis Jennings Dr. Schooner Short Film
The Tall Guy Ron Anderson
1990 The Witches Mr. Stringer
1991 The Driven Man Himself TV
Also Writer
1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux Dexter Hayman
1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral Father Gerald
The Lion King Zazu Voice Only
1997 Bean Mr. Bean Also Writer/Executive Producer
2000 Maybe Baby Mr. James
2001 Rat Race Enrico Pollini
2002 Scooby-Doo Emile Mondavarious
2003 Johnny English Johnny English
Love Actually Rufus Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Acting
2005 Keeping Mum Reverend Walter Goodfellow
2007 Mr. Bean's Holiday Mr. Bean Also Writer & Producer
2011 Johnny English Reborn[7] Johnny English Also Executive Producer
2017 Huan Le Xi Ju Ren Mr. Bean Cameo appearance
2018 Johnny English Strikes Again Johnny English

ReferencesEdit

  1. Duncan, Amy (12 November 2017). "Rowan Atkinson is set to become a father for the third time at the age of 62". Metro. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  2. "Rowan Atkinson". Front Row Interviews.
  3. "The A-Z of laughter (part one)", The Observer, 7 December 2003. Retrieved 7 January 2007.
  4. "Cook voted 'comedians' comedian'". BBC News. 2 January 2005.
  5. "Rowan Atkinson upsets neighbours with plans to replace 1930s country house with 'futuristic petrol station' home". Daily Mail. Retrieved 14 July 2012
  6. Adams, Guy (24 March 2007). "Rowan Atkinson: Comic engima – Profiles, People – The Independent". The Independent. UK. Archived from the original on 15 February 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
  7. Tatiana Siegel (8 April 2010). "Universal signs up for more English". Variety. Retrieved 7 April 2010.