Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

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Jan. 6th, 1955
Born in
Consett, County Durham, England, UK
180 cm

Rowan Atkinson's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Mr. Bean (UK) TV Show
Mr. Bean (UK)
BlackAdder (UK) TV Show
BlackAdder (UK)
Mr. Bean: The Animated Series (UK) TV Show
Mr. Bean: The Animated Series (UK)
A Bit of Fry & Laurie (UK) TV Show
A Bit of Fry & Laurie (UK)
The Thin Blue Line (UK) TV Show
The Thin Blue Line (UK)
Maigret (2016) TV Show
Maigret (2016)
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

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


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.

  • Races (and also crashes) his Aston Martins in the Aston Martins Owners club series.
  • Education: Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK (electrical engineering); Oxford University, Oxford, UK (electrical engineering)
  • His wife, 'Sunetra Sastry' (qv), is a make-up artist.
  • Attended Cathedral Chorister School, Durham with 'Tony Blair (I)' (qv).
  • He had to pull out of his role in a West End production of Oliver in April 2009 due to hernia surgery.
  • Along with 'Tony Robinson (I)' (qv) and 'Tim McInnerny' (qv), he is one of only three actors to appear in all four "Blackadder" series: _"The Black Adder" (1983)_ (qv), _"Blackadder II" (1986)_ (qv), _"Blackadder the Third" (1987)_ (qv) and _"Blackadder Goes Forth" (1989)_ (qv).
  • He was awarded the 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award for Best Comedy Performance in 1982 for the 1981 season.
  • 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.

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