You may know him only as Mr Bean, but the real Mr Bean is just as hilarious as Mr Bean.
Formally known as Rowan Sebastian Atkinson CBE (born 6 January 1955), the real Mr Bean 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(1979–1982), receiving the 1981 BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance, and via his participation in The Secret Policeman’s Ballfrom 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 hornbillZazu 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, the youngest of four brothers, was born in Consett, County Durham, England, on 6 January 1955.
His parents were Eric Atkinson, a farmer and company director, and Ella May (née Bainbridge), who married on 29 June 1945. His three older brothers are Paul, who died as an infant; Rodney, a Eurosceptic economistwho narrowly lost the UK Independence Party leadership election in 2000; and Rupert.
Atkinson was brought up Anglican, and was educated at Durham Choristers School, a preparatory school, St Bees School. After receiving top-grades in science A’ levels, he secured a place at Newcastle University, where he received a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
In 1975, he continued for the degree of MSc in Electrical Engineering at The Queen’s College, Oxford, the same college where his father matriculated in 1935, and which made Atkinson an Honorary Fellow in 2006. His MSc thesis, published in 1978, considered the application of self-tuning control.
Atkinson briefly embarked in doctoral work before devoting his full attention to acting.
First winning national attention in The Oxford Revue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 1976, he had already written and performed sketches for shows in Oxford by the Etceteras — the revue group of the Experimental Theatre Club (ETC), and for the Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS), meeting writer Richard Curtis, and composer Howard Goodall, with whom he would continue to collaborate during his career.
In March 2001, while Atkinson was on a holiday trip to Kenya, the pilot of his private plane fainted. Atkinson managed to maintain the plane in the air until the pilot recovered and was able to land the plane at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport.
One car Atkinson has said he will not own is a Porsche: “I have a problem with Porsches. They’re wonderful cars, but I know I could never live with one. Somehow, the typical Porsche people — and I wish them no ill — are not, I feel, my kind of people.
One this is for sure
Rowan Atkinson embodied Mr. Bean that’s why hes so hilarious making every scene so funny, every episode has its own unique genre making each episode more hilarious than the previous ones, every Bean fan knows that Rowan Atkinson is the perfect role for the said character, even without dialogue just the expression of Rowan Atkinsons face will surely make you laugh till your stomach hurts.