Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson


1/6/1955, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, UK

Birth Name

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson


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Best known to American audiences as the Black Adder and Mr. Bean, black-haired, bug-eyed, and weak-chinned comedian Rowan Atkinson is one of the most popular funnymen in England whose keen, often black humor and knack for physical comedy has earned him a huge international following. Rowan Sebastian Atkinson…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Rowan Atkinson:People think because I can make them laugh on the stage, I'll be able to make them laugh in person. That isn't the case at all. I am essentially a rather quiet, dull person who just happens to be a performer.

    • Rowan Atkinson: When I was doing Bean more than I've done him in the last few years, I did strange things - like appearing on chat shows in character as Mr. Bean.

    • Rowan Atkinson: Marketing is what gets you noticed, and that side of it something - this side of it, if you like, doing interviews - is the side of it that I least enjoy, and yet is 50% of the project.

    • Rowan Atkinson: I'm not really a writer, so my main problem always is finding the writing talent to write something of the caliber that you would like to do.

    • Rowan Atkinson: I think I am a creative person, but I'm slightly more kind of visionary... I prefer to guide writers, than to claim to be one of them.

    • Rowan Atkinson: I feel as though the camera is almost a kind of voyeur in Mr. Bean's life, and you just watch this bizarre man going about his life in the way that he wants to.

    • Rowan Atkinson: I, on the other hand, am a fully-rounded human being, with a degree from the University of Life, a diploma from the School of Hard Knocks, and three gold stars from the Kindergarten of Getting the **** Kicked Out of Me.

    • Rowan Atkinson: We are in the stickiest situation since sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.

    • Rowan Atkinson: As I was leaving this morning, I said to myself 'the last thing you must do is forget your speech.' And sure enough, as I left the house this morning, the last thing I did was to forget my speech.

  • Sophisticated, quirky and smart at the same time.

    A great comedian, Rowan Atkinson, is a legendary man. One of the best people on the world. I like his funny acts as Mr. Bean, and Johnny English, Scooby Doo, and more. I'll give this guy a box of trophies. WHAT A LEGEND.
  • he is mr. bean.

    ok, they could never pay this guy enough. he's a big cartoon character living in the real world. that's the only way i can put it. he's funny, talented and for not hardly speaking a word on the set of mr. bean, he is a great comic. think about it. could YOU make people laugh without saying a word? nope! this guy is the best! you can't find people like him anymore. and he does his own stunts! which is good, conitering he plays mr. bean! and, he's not afriad to make himself look like an idiot to make you laugh. and that takes guts! so, don't judge how dumb a guy looks on the outside, wait till you see him on the set. then make the call!moreless