Rowan Atkinson


Rowan Atkinson Brief Biography

Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, CBE (born 6 January 1955) is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean. Atkinson first came to prominence in the BBC's sketch comedy show Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979-82), receiving the 1981 BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance, and via his participation in The Secret Policeman's Ball from 1979. His other work includes the 1983 James Bond film Never Say Never Again, playing a bumbling vicar in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), voicing the red-billed hornbill Zazu in The Lion King (1994), and featuring in the BBC sitcom The Thin Blue Line (1995-1996). His work in theatre includes the 2009 West End revival of the musical Oliver!.

Atkinson was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy, and among the top 50 comedians ever, in a 2005 poll of fellow comedians. In addition to his 1981 BAFTA, he received an Olivier Award for his 1981 West End theatre performance in Rowan Atkinson in Revue. He has also had cinematic success with his performances in the Mr. Bean movie adaptations Bean and Mr. Bean's Holiday, and also in Johnny English (2003), its sequel Johnny English Reborn (2011) and its second upcoming sequel Johnny English 3 (2018). He appears as the titular character in Maigret (2016).

Rowan Atkinson News

• John Oliver to voice Zazu in 'The Lion King' remake
• Julia Roberts, Ben Affleck and cast of 'Love Actually' celebrate Red Nose Day
• Hugh Grant dances to Drake in 'Love Actually' mini-sequel
• 'Love Actually' movie cast discuss who aged best in new reunion teaser

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