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Rowan Atkinson has said that continuing to play his classic character Mr Bean could be seen as "a little sad". The actor, who appeared in the Olympic Opening Ceremony as the bumbling comic character, told The Daily Telegraph that he has become conscious of the "childish" nature of the role. Atkinson said: "The stuff that has been most commercially successful for me - basically quite physical, quite childish - I increasingly feel I'm going to do a lot less of. "Apart from the fact that your physical ability starts to decline, I also think someone in their 50s being childlike becomes a little sad. You've got to be careful." Commenting on the (more) »


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