January 6, 1955
68 years old
5 ft 11 in | 181 cm
80 kg | 178 lbs
40 in | 102 cm
11 US | 44 EU
34 in | 86 cm
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born in Consett, County Durham, England, on January 6, 1955, is an English actor and comedian.
Young Rowan Atkinson first started performing during his years at The Queen's College, Oxford.
He landed his first big break in The Oxford Revue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (1976).
He began his professional career on BBC Radio 3 comedy shows The Atkinson People (1979).
He got his television debut in British one-off comedy programme Canned Laughter (1979), he played three roles: Robert Box / Mr. Marshall / radio announcer.
Rowan's breakthrough performance came in BBC sketch comedy show Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979–1982) in various roles, for which he won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance in 1981.
He made his big screen debut in Bond film Never Say Never Again (1983) in role as Nigel Small-Fawcett.
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He portrayed Johnny English in action comedy films:
Johnny English (2003), for which he was nominated for European Film Award for Best Actor
Johnny English Reborn (2011)
Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)
He played character Mr. Bean on big screen in comedy films:
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
He was nominated for the American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as Father Gerald in romantic comedy movie Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).
Keeping Mum (2005) black comedy as Reverend Walter Goodfellow
Rat Race (2001) adventure comedy as Enrico Pollini
The Tall Guy (1989) romantic comedy as Ron Anderson
Love Actually (2003) romantic comedy as Rufus
The Witches (1990) dark fantasy horror comedy as Mr. Stringer
He voiced Zazu in animated musical film The Lion King (1994).
Maybe Baby (2000) romance comedy as Mr. James
He served as a writer and played various roles in BBC2 sketch comedy show Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979–1982), for which he won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance.
He co-created, wrote and starred in Blackadder series (1983-1989):
The Black Adder (1983) as Prince Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh
Blackadder II (1986) as Lord Edmund Blackadder
Blackadder the Third (1987) as Edmund Blackadder Esq
Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988) television special as Ebenezer Blackadder
Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) as Captain Edmund Blackadder, for which he won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance
He played Lord Blackadder / King Edmund III / Centurion Blaccadius in sci-fi comedy television film Blackadder: Back & Forth (1999).
He co-created, wrote and starred as Mr. Bean in British sitcom Mr. Bean. (1990-1995), for which he was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance.
He voiced Mr. Bean in animated sitcom Mr. Bean: The Animated Series (2002–2004, 2015–2019).
He won the CableACE Award for Writing an Entertainment Special and was nominated for the CableACE Award for Performance in a Comedy Special for television special Rowan Atkinson Live (1992).
He played various roles in television special The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1981).
Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death (1990) television special as The Doctor
The Thin Blue Line (1995-1996) BBC sitcom as Inspector Raymond Fowler
Maigret (2016-2017) British series as Chief Inspector Jules Maigret
He co-created and starred as Trevor Bingley in Netflix comedy series Man vs. Bee (2022).
Attended Durham Choristers School and St Bees School.
Studied at Newcastle University and Oxford University.
Has two older brothers, Rodney and Rupert also had brother Paul (Died as an infant).
He won the Olivier Award for his various roles in one–man show Rowan Atkinson in Revue (1981), at the Globe Theatre.
He owns fast cars and is a participant in car racing.
He is an atheist.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2013.
Featured in music videos for:
Boyzone "Picture of You" (1997)
Olly Murs (Featuring Snoop Dogg) "Moves" (2018)
He was married to Sunetra Sastry (1990-2015), they have a daughter, Lily and a son, Benjamin.
He started dating comedian Louise Ford in 2014, they have one child.