Rowan Atkinson Biography

Birthday: 1955-01-06
Place of Birth: Consett, County Durham
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on the 6th January, 1955, 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" (1982) 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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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Not the Nine O'Clock News Various Roles 1979 - 1982 Comedy
The Black Adder Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh 1982 Comedy
Blackadder Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh 1989 Comedy
Mr. Bean Mr. Bean 1990 Comedy
Mr. Bean: The Animated Series Mr. Bean 2002 Animation
Keeping Mum 2005 Comedy
The 2012 Summer Olympics Himself - Performer / Mr. Bean 2012 Family
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Rat Race Mr. Pollini 1960 Biography, 0
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball 1982
Never Say Never Again Nigel Small-Fawcett 1983 0
The Witches Mr. Stringer 1990 0, 0, Reality Tv, 0
The Tall Guy 1990 Comedy, Romance
Bernard and the Genie 1992 Comedy
Hot Shots! Part Deux Dexter Hayman 1993 Action, Comedy
The Lion King Zazu 1994 0, 0, Drama
Bean Mr. Bean 1997 Comedy, Family
Scooby-Doo Mondavarious 2002 Adventure, Comedy, Family
Johnny English Johnny English 2003 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Spider-Plant Man 2005
Keeping Mum 2005 Comedy, Crime
Johnny English Reborn Johnny English 2011