Rowan Atkinson

Biography

Date of Birth 6 January 1955, Consett, County Durham, England, UK Birth Name Rowan Sebastian Atkinson Height 5' 11" (1.80 m) Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born 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, 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.

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The Lion King

Zazu (voice)

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Johnny English Strikes Again

Johnny English

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The Witches

Mr. Stringer

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Rowan Atkinson Live!

Various Roles

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Blackadder Back & Forth

Lord Edmund Blackadder / King Edmund III / Blackaddercus

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The Tall Guy

Ron Anderson

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Blackadder's Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Blackadder / Lord Edmund Blackadder / Edmund Blackadder, Esq. / Cmdr. Edmund Blackadder

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Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Circle of Life

Zazu (voice) (archive footage)

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The Best Bits of Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean (archive footage)

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Not The Nine O'Clock News - The Best Of Not The Nine O'Clock News - Vol. 2

Various Roles (27 episodes, 1979-1982)

Starring In
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Wonka

Father Julius

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Johnny English Strikes Again

Johnny English

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Red Nose Day Actually

Rufus

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Maigret: Night at the Crossroads

Jules Maigret

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Maigret's Dead Man

Jules Maigret

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Johnny English Reborn

Johnny English

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Not Again: Not the Nine O'Clock News

Self

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Mr. Bean's Holiday

Mr. Bean

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The Secret Life of Brian

(archive footage) (uncredited)

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Keeping Mum

Reverend Walter Goodfellow

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The Funny Blokes of British Comedy

Himself

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Amos Lee - Live from Austin

Mr. Bean (18 episodes, 1990-1995)

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Love Actually

Rufus - Jewellery Salesman

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Johnny English

Johnny English

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Scooby-Doo

Mondavarious

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Rat Race

Enrico Pollini

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Maybe Baby

Mr. James

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Blackadder Back & Forth

Lord Edmund Blackadder / King Edmund III / Blackaddercus

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Bean: The Movie

Mr. Bean

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The Best Bits of Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean (archive footage)

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Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Circle of Life

Zazu (voice) (archive footage)

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The Lion King

Zazu (voice)

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Four Weddings and a Funeral

Father Gerald - Wedding Two

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Hot Shots! Part Deux

Dexter Hayman

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Rowan Atkinson Live!

Various Roles

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Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean (archive footage)

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Bernard & The Genie

Charles Pinkworth

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The Witches

Mr. Stringer

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The Tall Guy

Ron Anderson

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Blackadder's Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Blackadder / Lord Edmund Blackadder / Edmund Blackadder, Esq. / Cmdr. Edmund Blackadder

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Never Say Never Again

Small-Fawcett

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Secret Policeman's Other Ball

Himself / Various Roles

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The Secret Policeman's Ball

Various Roles

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Not The Nine O'Clock News - The Best Of Not The Nine O'Clock News - Vol. 2

Various Roles (27 episodes, 1979-1982)

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