Rowan Sebastian Atkinson began his acting career at the university, where he was a member of the Cambridge Footlights theater club. There he met other talented comedians such as Richard Curtis and Howard Goodall, with whom he would later work. After graduating, Atkinson performed in various comedy shows and developed his unique style of physical humor.
Atkinson has gained a large number of followers around the world throughout his career and is appreciated for his unique ability to make people laugh. However, he keeps his personal life mostly private and there is limited information about his family and private life.
He began his career in comedy and became known in the 1980s through the British sketch comedy series "Not the Nine O'Clock News". Rowan Atkinson's final breakthrough, however, came with the launch of "Mr. Bean" in 1990. The silent comedy series, in which Atkinson played the leading role, became known worldwide and achieved cult status. The slapstick adventures of Mr. Bean, a clumsy and childlike character, brought Atkinson international fame and made him one of the most famous comedians in the world.
In addition to his work on television, Atkinson has also appeared in various films. He has appeared in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994), "Johnny English" (2003) and its sequels, as well as "Love Actually" (2003). His ability to portray comic characters and play slapstick scenes has made him one of Britain's most popular comedians.
12 awards & 18 nominations
Rowan Atkinson has received numerous awards throughout his career. He has been honored with the British Comedy Award, the Laurence Olivier Award and the BAFTA TV Award, among others. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Comedy Festival in Montreal in 2013.
We have listed some of his best and most famous films and series here:
2022: Man vs. Bee
2018: Johnny English Strikes Again
2017: Maigret in Montmartre
2017: Maigret’s Night at the Crossroads
2016: Maigret’s Dead Man
2016: Maigret Sets a Trap
2011: Johnny English Reborn
2007: Mr. Bean's Holiday
2003: Johnny English - The Spy Who Blew It
2003: Love Actually
1994: Four Weddings and a Funeral
1989-1995: Mr. Bean (15 episodes)
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