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Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co. Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm, where Rowan 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) (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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Jan 6, 1955 In Consett, County Durham, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Not the Nine O'Clock News 1979
Latest Project:
Series Bondi Rescue 2006

7 wins & 13 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Top Gear
Poster of The Daily Show
Poster of Mr. Bean
Poster of A Bit of Fry and Laurie
Bondi Rescue Unknown 2006
Mr. Bean: The Animated Series Mr. Bean 105 episodes, 2002-2019 2002
Top Gear Unknown 2002-10-20
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Blackadder Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh / ... 7 episodes, 1982-1983 1995
The Thin Blue Line Inspector Raymond Fowler 14 episodes, 1995-1996 1995-11-13
Room 101 Unknown 1994-07-04
Mr. Bean Mr. Bean 15 episodes, 1990-1995 1992-04-02
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Black Adder the Third Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince / ... 1987-09-17
A Bit of Fry and Laurie Unknown 1987-12-26
Not the Nine O'Clock News Various Roles / ... 28 episodes, 1979-1982 1979