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January 6, 1955

Rowan Atkinson (born on January 6, 1955) is an iconic and beloved English actor, comedian, and writer. Best known for his iconic roles as Mr. Bean and Edmund Blackadder, his career has spanned over three decades. He began performing stand-up comedy in 1979 and first appeared on television the following year. Since then he has achieved worldwide fame and critical acclaim for his comedic talent across both film and television.

Early Life

Rowan Atkinson is an English actor, comedian, and writer known for his work in the television show Mr. Bean and in the film series Johnny English. Before finding success as a comedic entertainer, Atkinson developed his skills through education and experiences that helped shape him into who he is today.

Atkinson was born on January 6th, 1955 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England to Ella May Bainbridge and Eric Atkinson. He was schooled at Durham Choristers School and then St Bees School before attending Newcastle University where he studied Electrical Engineering from 1973-1976. During this time he made his first foray into comedy performing with an Oxford Revue group called The High Table at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1975. After leaving university, Atkinson moved to London and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama while working as a teacher between 1979-1980.

Acting Career

Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean

Rowan Atkinson has achieved great success in the entertainment industry. He is best known for his iconic roles as Mr. Bean and Edmund Blackadder, two of the most memorable characters that have made him a household name throughout the world. After gaining fame for his performances in Not The Nine O'Clock News, Blackadder, and Mr. Bean's Holiday, Atkinson has gone on to star in numerous films including Johnny English Reborn, Love Actually, Rat Race, and Four Weddings & A Funeral.

Atkinson began acting while attending Oxford University where he was part of the Footlights revue group alongside fellow alumni Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. With such a long career spanning over four decades, some of Atkinson's most acclaimed movie roles include Neville Shute in Hot Shots!, Dr.

Writing Career

Rowan Atkinson with a writing career spanning over three decades, Atkinson's projects have earned him numerous awards and credits.

Atkinson started his writing career in the early 1980s when he was part of the team that wrote the television series Not The Nine O'Clock News. He later co-wrote several sketches for the show, including The Election Night Special with Richard Curtis. Since then, he has gone on to write and star in two comedy specials; 'The Thin Blue Line', which aired on BBC One in 1995, and 'Johnny English', an action-comedy film released in 2003.

Comedy Career

Rowan Atkinson's iconic characters, such as Mr. Bean, Blackadder, and Johnny English have made him a household name. Moreover, his career has had an immense impact on generations of upcoming comics who have sought to emulate his talent for making people laugh.

Rowan Atkinson as Detective

Atkinson's legacy is indisputable; he has won numerous awards including two BAFTAs for Best Light Entertainment Performance and seven International Emmy Awards for Outstanding British Contribution to Comedy. He also received three Golden Globe Award nominations as well as being awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Durham in 2006. In addition to his many accolades, Atkinson has touched the lives of millions around the world with his unique brand of comedy that continues to be enjoyed by all ages today.

Rowan Atkinson in the movie Man vs Bee
Rowan Atkinson in the movie Man vs Bee


In conclusion, Rowan Atkinson has made an impact on the world of comedy, acting, and writing. His creative works have influenced many generations and will continue to do so in the future. He has made a name for himself as one of the most influential comedic actors and writers of our time, bringing joy to millions of people around the world. His outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry are sure to remain admired for years to come.

Rowan Atkinson

Full NameRowan Sebastian Atkinson
NicknameMr. Bean
Date of BirthJanuary 6, 1955
Age Years
BirthplaceConsett, United Kingdom
Home TownConsett
Educational QualificationDegree in “Electrical and Electronic Engineering” and “M.Sc in Electrical Engineering”
SchoolCathedral Chorister School, Durham, St. Bee`s School
College/ UniversityNewcastle University, Oxford University
Zodiac SignCapricorn ♑
ProfessionActor, Comedian, and Writer
Physical Stats
Height6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
Weight178 lbs (81 kg)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorHazel
FoodFish & Chips
HobbiesDancing, Gymming & Travelling
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusDivorced
FatherEric Atkinson
MotherElla May Bainbridge
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)Sunetra Sastry (m.1990-div.2015)
Son(s)Benjamin Atkinson
Daughter(s)Lily Sastry
Brother(s)Rodney Atkinson, Paul Atkinson, Rupert Atkinson
ProfessionActor, Comedian, and Writer
Net Worth$150 Million
Famous forHis work on the satirical sketch comedy 
DebutNever Say Never Again (1983)
Awards/ HonoursHonors
Order of the British Empire
Laurence Olivier Award,
British Academy Television Award,
British Comedy Award
SignatureRowan Atkinson Autograph

Movie List

[ 2023 (Upcoming) ]
Man vs Bee
[ 2022 ]
johnny English Strikes Again
[ 2018 ]
Huan Le Xi Ju Ren
[ 2017 ]
johnny English Reborn
[ 2011 ]
Mr. Bean's Holiday
[ 2007 ]
Keeping Mum
[ 2005 ]
Love Actually
[ 2003 ]
Johnny English
[ 2003 ]
[ 2002 ]
Rat Race
[ 2001 ]
Maybe Baby
[ 2000 ]
[ 1997 ]
The Lion King
[ 1994 ]
Four Weedings and a Funeral
[ 1994 ]
Hot Shots! Part Deux
[ 1993 ]
The Witches
[ 1990 ]
the Tall Guy
[ 1989 ]
The Appointments of Dennis Jennings
[ 1988 ]
Never Say Never Again
[ 1983 ]

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