Rowan Atkinson young
January 6, 1955
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
80 kg | 178 lbs
40 in | 102 cm
11 US | 44 EU
34 in | 86 cm
Rowan Atkinson was born in Consett, United Kingdom, on January 6, 1955, is an English actor. Young Rowan Atkinson began his career on the BBC Radio 3 comedy shows The Atkinson People (1979) and on British television. Rowan's breakthrough performance came in BBC's sketch comedy show Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979–1982). He made his big screen debut in Bond film Never Say Never Again (1983) in role as Nigel Small-Fawcett. He is best known for his roles on sitcoms Blackadder (1983-1989) and Mr. Bean. (1990-1995).
He played character Mr. Bean on the big screen in comedy films Bean (1997) and sequel Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007).
He portrayed Johnny English in action comedy films: Johnny English (2003), Johnny English Reborn (2011) and Johnny English Strikes Again (2018).
Keeping Mum (2005) black comedy opposite Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas and Patrick Swayze
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) romantic comedy with Andie MacDowell and Hugh Grant
Rat Race (2001) adventure comedy with Whoopi Goldberg and John Cleese
The Tall Guy (1989) romantic comedy with Jeff Goldblum and Emma Thompson
Love Actually (2003) romantic comedy with Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson and Hugh Grant
The Witches (1990) dark fantasy horror comedy with Anjelica Huston
Maybe Baby (2000) romance comedy with Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson
He voiced Zazu in The Lion King (1994).
He owns fast cars and is a participant in car racing.
He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Comedy Performance (1982).
He is an atheist.
He was married to Sunetra Sastry (1990-2015), they have two children.
He is in a relationship with Louise Ford, since 2014, they have one child.
People think because I can make them laugh on the stage, I'll be able to make them laugh in person. That isn't the case at all. I am essentially a rather quiet dull person who just happens to be a performer.
Mr. Bean is essentially a child trapped in the body of a man. All cultures identify with children in a similar way, so he has this bizarre global outreach. And 10-year old boys from different cultures have more in common than 30-year-olds. As we grow up, we acquire this sensibility that divides us.
I think the character does tend to suit an episodic thing, because what's fun about him is that he doesn't care about anyone else, and it's very difficult for a main character a lead character in a movie to not care about anybody else.
Mr. Bean is at his best when he is not using words, but I am equally at home in both verbal and nonverbal expression.
I'm more critical of the films I make than anyone else.
I consider myself more of a visual comedian than a physical one.
I think the character does tend to suit an episodic thing, because what's fun about him is that he doesn't care about anyone else, and it's very difficult for a main character - a lead character - in a movie to not care about anybody else.