Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

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Age
59
Birthday
Jan. 6th, 1955
Born in
Consett, County Durham, England, UK
Height
180 cm

Rowan Atkinson's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Mr. Bean (UK) TV Show
Mr. Bean (UK)
Black Adder (UK) TV Show
Black Adder (UK)
A Bit of Fry & Laurie (UK) TV Show
A Bit of Fry & Laurie (UK)
Mr. Bean: The Animated Series (UK) TV Show
Mr. Bean: The Animated Series (UK)
The Thin Blue Line (UK) TV Show
The Thin Blue Line (UK)
Not the Nine O'Clock News (UK) TV Show
Not the Nine O'Clock News (UK)
Wogan (UK) TV Show
Wogan (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

2007 - Mr. Bean's Holiday
2005 - Keeping Mum
2003 - Johnny English
2003 - Love Actually
2002 - Scooby-Doo
2001 - Rat Race
2000 - Maybe Baby
1999 - Blackadder Back & Forth
1997 - Bean
1994 - Four Weddings And A Funeral
1994 - The Lion King
1993 - Hot Shots! Part Deux
1990 - The Witches
1989 - The Tall Guy
1988 - The Appointments Of Dennis Jennings
1983 - Never Say Never Again
1983 - Dead on Time

Guest TV Roles

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BIOGRAPHY:

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on the 6th January, 1955, in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK, to Ella May and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm where he grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees in electrical engineering. During that time, he met screenwriter Richard Curtis (I), with whom he wrote and performed comedy revues.

Later, he co-wrote and appeared in "Not the Nine O'Clock News" (1979), which was a huge success and spawned several best-selling books. It won an International Emmy Award and the British Academy Award for "Best Light Entertainment Programme of 1980." He won the "British Academy Award" and was named "BBC Personality of the Year" for his performing on "Not the Nine O'Clock News" (1979).

Atkinson also appeared in several movies, including Dead on Time (1983), Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976) (TV) (aka "Monty Python Meets Beyond the Fringe"), Never Say Never Again (1983), and The Tall Guy (1989). He played "Mr. Bean" in the TV series, "Mr. Bean" (1990) but, apart from that and "Not the Nine O'Clock News" (1979), he also appeared in several other series like "The Black Adder" (1983) and "Funny Business" (1992), etc.

Atkinson enjoys nothing better than fast cars. He has been married to Sunetra Sastry since 1990, and they have two children, named Benjamin and Lily.


TRIVIA:
  • Has two children with 'Sunetra Sastry' (qv): Lily and Benjamin.
  • He was awarded the 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award for Best Comedy Performance in 1982 for the 1981 season.
  • Owns a Aston Martin DB7 Vantage, which he used in the film "Johnny English" (2003).
  • Once crashed his MacLaren F1, a supercar valued at more than $1,000,000, into the back of a stationary Mini Metro, valued at around $600. The damage was not severe.
  • He was one of the guests at 'Prince Charles' (qv)' and 'Camilla Parker-Bowles' (qv)' wedding.
  • He had to pull out of his role in a West End production of Oliver in April 2009 due to hernia surgery.
  • His wife, 'Sunetra Sastry' (qv), is a make-up artist.
  • Attended Cathedral Chorister School, Durham with 'Tony Blair (I)' (qv).


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