Rowan Atkinson

Personal life

Rowan Atkinson, nicknamed Row, was born on 6th January 1955. He was born in Consett, England. His birth sign is Capricorn. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall. He went to Newcastle University. He attended the Queen's College, Oxford and passed out with an MSc in Electrical engineering. His genres of comedy include, black comedy, physical comedy and satire.

He is a renowned stand-up comedian. He is also a TV and a film actor. He was born to Eric Atkinson, a company director and Ella May. He is the youngest of the three brothers named Rupert, Rodney and Paul (deceased). He was raised as an Anglican. He was married to Sunetra Sastry in 1990 but sadly got divorced in 2015. He is blessed with a son named Benjamin Atkinson and a daughter named Lily Atkinson.


The English actor and comedian, Rowan Atkinson is well known for his work in the sitcom Blackadder, which he also co-wrote. He starred and created the sitcom named Mr Bean. He came forth in a comedy sketch show on BBC1 named Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979-1982), for which he received a BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance in 1981. He was in a James Bond spy film called Never Say Never Again in 1983 by Irvin Kershner. He voiced red-billed Hornbill Zazu in an animated musical film The Lion King by Walt Disney in 1994.

Rowan Atkinson received an Oliver Award for his theatrical performance in Rowan Atkinson in Revue. His notable movie works include, Mr Bean movie and its sequel and Johnny English and its sequels. He played as a French detective Jules Maigret in the TV series Maigret on ITV. He played a doctor for the BBC sitcom The Curse of Fatal Death. He starred in a motor vehicle TV series Top Gear (1977-2002).

He appeared as the character Mr Bean in the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in London in 2012. He appeared as the character Mr Bean in a TV advertisement for Snickers. He appeared as Mr Bean in a Chinese film called Huan Le Xi Ju Ren. He appeared in an Oscar-winning short comedy film The Appointments of Dennis Jennings by Steven Wright in 1988.

Rowan Atkinson appeared in a romantic comedy film The Tall Guy by Mel Smith in 1989. He appeared in a dark fantasy/horror comedy film The Witches by Nicolas Roeg in 1990. He appeared as a supporting role in a comedy film Rat Race directed by Jerry Zucker in 2001. He appeared as a supporting role in a computer animated comedy film Scooby-Doo by Raja Gosnell in 2002.

He appeared as a supporting role in a black comedy film Keeping Mum in 2005. He appeared in campaigns for Fujifilm, Kronenbourg (brewery) and Give Blood. He has won 7 awards and 15 nominations. He has earned an impressive Celebrity Net worth of around $130 million. Rowan has 110,289 followers on Twitter. He has over 60k likes and followers on Facebook. He has 38k followers on Instagram. He has 4,146,949 subscribers on YouTube.

Last Modified: Mar 8, 2020

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