Rowan Atkinson

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Rowan Atkinson

Atkinson at the Johnny English Reborn Premiere in 2011.
Birth name Rowan Sebastian Atkinson
Born 6 January 1955 (1955-01-06) (age 59)[1][2]
Consett, County Durham England
Medium Film, television, stand-up
Nationality British
Years active 1979–present
Genres Physical comedy
Influences Peter Sellers, Charlie Chaplin, Jacques Tati
Influenced Steve Pemberton, David Walliams
Spouse Sunetra Sastry (1990-present)
Notable works and roles Not the Nine O'Clock News
Blackadder
The Thin Blue Line
Mr. Bean
Johnny English
BAFTA Awards
Best Light Entertainment Performance
1981 Not the Nine O'Clock News
1990 Blackadder Goes Forth
Laurence Olivier Awards
Best Comedy Performance
1981 Rowan Atkinson in Revue

Rowan Atkinson (born 6 January 1955) is a English comedian, actor and writer, best known for his characters of Mr. Bean and Blackadder. He has also been in films such as Scooby Doo and Johnny English. He has been listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy,[3] and amongst the top 50 comedians ever in a 2005 poll of fellow comedians.[4]

Marriage and children[change | edit source]

Rowan Atkinson first met Sunetra Sastry in the late 1980s, when she was working as a make-up artist with the BBC.[5] Sastry is the daughter of an Indian father and a British mother.[6] The couple married at the Russian Tea Room in New York City on 5 February 1990. They have two children and live in Oundle, Northamptonshire as well as in Ipsden, Oxfordshire and in Highbury, London.[7] Atkinson was formerly in a relationship with actress Leslie Ash.[8]

Television appearances[change | edit source]

Guest appearances[change | edit source]

Filmography[change | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 The Secret Policeman's Ball Various roles Solo skits, plus with Monty Python
1982 Fundamental Frolics Himself
1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself & various roles
1983 Dead on Time Bernard Fripp
Never Say Never Again Nigel Small-Fawcett a spy film based on the James Bond novel Thunderball
1989 The Appointments of Dennis Jennings Dr. Schooner Short Film
The Tall Guy Ron Anderson
1990 The Witches Mr. Stringer
1991 The Driven Man Himself TV
Also Writer
1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux Dexter Hayman
1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral Father Gerald
The Lion King Zazu Voice Only
1997 Bean Mr. Bean Also Writer/Executive Producer
2000 Maybe Baby Mr. James
2001 Rat Race Enrico Pollini
2002 Scooby-Doo Emile Mondavarious
2003 Johnny English Johnny English
Love Actually Rufus Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Acting
2005 Keeping Mum Reverend Walter Goodfellow
2007 Mr. Bean's Holiday Mr. Bean Also Writer & Producer
2011 Johnny English Reborn[9] Johnny English Also Executive Producer

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