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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... See full bio »

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Bean Mr. Bean
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 2018 Festive Bean (Short)
Mr. Bean
 2018 Mr. Bean: Halloween (Video short)
Mr. Bean
 2018 Johnny English Strikes Again
Johnny English
 2017 Maigret in Montmartre (TV Movie)
Chief Inspector Jules Maigret
 2017 Maigret: Night at the Crossroads (TV Movie)
Jules Maigret
 2017 Red Nose Day Actually (TV Short)
 2017 Huan Le Xi Ju Ren
Mr. Bean
 2016 Maigret's Dead Man (TV Movie)
Chief Inspector Jules Maigret
 2016 Maigret Sets a Trap (TV Movie)
Chief Inspector Jules Maigret
 2002-2016 Mr. Bean: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Mr. Bean
- Bean Shopping (2016) ... Mr. Bean (voice)
- Dancing Bean (2016) ... Mr. Bean (voice)
- The Photograph (2016) ... Mr. Bean (voice)
- Pizza Bean (2016) ... Mr. Bean (voice)
- Ball Pool (2016) ... Mr. Bean (voice)
 2015 Horrible Histories (TV Series)
Henry VIII
- Horrid Henry VIII Special (2015) ... Henry VIII
 2015 Mr Bean: Funeral (Video short)
Mr. Bean
 2011 Johnny English Reborn
Johnny English
 2008 Tak & the Power of Juju (TV Series)
- Tikis of War/Hairy Zaria (2008) ... Lok
 2007 Matt Willis: Crash (Video short)
Mr. Bean
 2007 Mr. Bean's Holiday
Mr. Bean
 2007 The Dame Edna Treatment (TV Series)
Mr. Bean
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... Mr. Bean
 2007 Mr. Bean's Wedding (Video short)
Mr. Bean
 2006 Keeping Mum: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Walter Goodfellow
 2006 Keeping Mum: Funnies (Video short)
Walter Goodfellow
 2005 Keeping Mum
Walter Goodfellow
 2005 Spider-Plant Man (TV Short)
Peter Piper / Spider-Plant Man
 2003 Love Actually
Rufus - Jewellery Salesman
 2003 Johnny English
Johnny English
 2002 The Jubilee Girl (TV Movie)
Sir Osmond Darling-Blackadder
 2002 Scooby-Doo
 2001 Rat Race
Enrico Pollini
 2000 Maybe Baby
Mr. James
 1999 Blackadder Back & Forth (Short)
All Blackadders
 1998 Ohh, Nooo! Mr. Bill Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Bean (1998-1999)
 1997 Boyzone: Picture of You (Video short)
Mr. Bean
 1997 Bean
Mr. Bean
 1995-1996 The Thin Blue Line (TV Series)
Inspector Raymond Fowler
- The Green Eyed Monster (1996) ... Inspector Raymond Fowler
- Road Rage (1996) ... Inspector Raymond Fowler
- Come on You Blues (1996) ... Inspector Raymond Fowler
- Alternative Culture (1996) ... Inspector Raymond Fowler
- Fly on the Wall (1996) ... Inspector Raymond Fowler
 1995 Unseen Bean (Video)
Mr. Bean
 1990-1995 Mr. Bean (TV Series)
Mr. Bean
- The Best Bits of Mr. Bean (1995) ... Mr. Bean
- Hair by Mr. Bean of London (1995) ... Mr. Bean
- Goodnight Mr. Bean (1995) ... Mr. Bean
- Tee Off, Mr. Bean (1995) ... Mr. Bean
- Back to School Mr. Bean (1994) ... Mr. Bean
 1995 Mr Bean: Torvill and Bean (Video)
Mr. Bean
 1995 Full Throttle (TV Movie)
Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin
 1994 Animated StoryBook: The Lion King (Video Game)
Zazu (voice)
 1994 Schmidteinander (TV Series)
Mr. Bean
- Episode #5.6 (1994) ... Mr. Bean
 1994 The Lion King
Zazu (voice)
 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral
Father Gerald - Wedding Two
 1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux
Dexter Hayman
 1993 Mr Bean: Blind Date (Video)
Mr. Bean
 1992 Election 92 (TV Movie)
Mr. Bean
 1991 Hale & Pace: The Stonk (Video short)
Mr. Bean
 1991 Bernard and the Genie (TV Movie)
Charles Pinkworth
 1991 The Exciting Escapades of Mr. Bean: The Bus Stop (Video short)
Mr. Bean
 1991 Mr. Bean's Red Nose Day (Video short)
Mr. Bean
 1990 Mr Bean: The Library (Video short)
Mr. Bean
 1990 The Witches
Mr. Stringer
 1990 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (TV Series)
Nigel Havers
- Episode #2.6 (1990) ... Nigel Havers
 1989 Blackadder Goes Forth (TV Series)
Captain Edmund Blackadder
- Goodbyeee (1989) ... Captain Edmund Blackadder
- General Hospital (1989) ... Captain Edmund Blackadder
- Private Plane (1989) ... Captain Edmund Blackadder
- Major Star (1989) ... Captain Edmund Blackadder
- Corporal Punishment (1989) ... Captain Edmund Blackadder
 1989 The Tall Guy
Ron Anderson
 1988 Blackadder's Christmas Carol (TV Short)
 1988 The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (Short)
Dr. Schooner
 1988 Blackadder: The Cavalier Years (TV Short)
Sir Edmund Blackadder
 1987 Black Adder the Third (TV Series)
Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince / McAdder
- Duel and Duality (1987) ... Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince / McAdder (as Mr. Rowan Atkinson)
- Amy and Amiability (1987) ... Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince (as Mr. Rowan Atkinson)
- Sense and Senility (1987) ... Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince (as Mr. Rowan Atkinson)
- Nob and Nobility (1987) ... Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince (as Mr. Rowan Atkinson)
- Ink and Incapability (1987) ... Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince (as Mr. Rowan Atkinson)
 1986 Black-Adder II (TV Series)
Edmund Blackadder
- Chains (1986) ... Edmund Blackadder
- Beer (1986) ... Edmund Blackadder
- Money (1986) ... Edmund Blackadder
- Potato (1986) ... Edmund Blackadder
- Head (1986) ... Edmund Blackadder
 1983 Never Say Never Again
 1982-1983 The Black Adder (TV Series)
Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh / The Flat Adder / The Great Grumbledook / ...
- The Black Seal (1983) ... The Flat Adder
- Witchsmeller Pursuivant (1983) ... The Great Grumbledook
- The Queen of Spain's Beard (1983) ... Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh
- The Archbishop (1983) ... Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury
- Born to Be King (1983) ... The Laird of Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles
 1983 Dead on Time (Short)
Bernard Fripp
 1979-1982 Not the Nine O'Clock News (TV Series)
Various Roles / Various
- Shame (1982) ... Various Roles
- Made in Wales (1982) ... Various Roles
- Episode #4.4 (1982) ... Various Roles
- Hi Se Seo An Naught Ag A Naoi Chlog (1982) ... Various Roles
- Episode #4.2 (1982) ... Various Roles
 1980 Peter Cook & Co. (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1980 The Innes Book of Records (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1980)
 1980 Lena (TV Series)
Concert Pianist (Mime)
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Concert Pianist (Mime)
 1979 Canned Laughter (TV Short)
Robert Box / Dave Perry / Mr. Marshall
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Show Show Producer (2 credits)
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Other Works:

: Plays Fagin in "Oliver!" musical by Charles Dickens and directed by Rupert Goold (Royal Drury Lane Theatre, London, England, UK). Retired from playing Fagin on December 2009. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Rowaan Aatkinson | Mr. Rowan Atkinson | Ro Atkinson | Rowan van Atkinson


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I definitely do not have the wit of Blackadder. I definitely require scriptwriters to provide that. And I don't think I'm as dark or cynical as Blackadder is in his view of the world. Probably I'm somewhere in between but closer to Mr. Bean. You know, the nice bits of Mr. Bean, because Mr. Bean has a very vindictive and selfish and nasty side to him. I hope I don't have too much of that. See more »


He has trouble pronouncing words that begin with the letter B and followed by a vowel. He has to pause slightly to say them. See more »


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