Starred in and co-wrote "The Atkinson People", a series on BBC Radio, in the late 1970s before becoming well known for "Not the 9 o'clock News".
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Mr. Rowan Atkinson | Ro Atkinson
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[preparing to perform onstage the title role in Simon Gray's 'Quartermaine's Terms'] It's well known that tragedy and comedy are close bedfellows. It's rare, though, that you see them placed in such intimacy. Like most tragic figures, 'Quartermaine' is unaware of his own tragedy. What I love about him is his optimism. You don't tend to feel much sympathy for pessimistic people, but those who ...
On August 4, 2011 he was admitted to Peterborough City Hospital after crashing his McLaren Formula1 sports car. He suffered a light injury on his shoulder.
His characters: Mr. Bean and Blackadder