Rowan Atkinson
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1955-01-06
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Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson Biography (Wikipedia)

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson CBE (born 6 January 1955) is an English actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder (1983–1989) and Mr. Bean (1990–1995). 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 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 playing jewellery salesman Rufus in Love Actually (2003). He also featured 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. Throughout his career he has collaborated with screenwriter Richard Curtis and composer Howard Goodall, both of whom he met at the Oxford University Dramatic Society during the 1970s. 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 the Johnny English film series (2003–2018). He also appears as the titular character in Maigret (2016–2017).

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Jason Weaver
I Just Can't Wait To Be King
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I Just Can't Wait To Be King
Griff Rhys Jones
Hi-Fi Shop
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Hi-Fi Shop
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I'd Do Anything
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I'd Do Anything

I'd Do Anything

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Jodie Prenger
2009 London Cast
Rowan Atkinson
You've Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two
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You've Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two
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Be Back Soon
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Be Back Soon

Be Back Soon

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2009 London Cast
Rowan Atkinson
Reviewing The Situation
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Reviewing The Situation
Jason Weaver
I Just Can't Wait To Be King
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I Just Can't Wait To Be King
Rowan Atkinson
You've Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two
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You've Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two
Rowan Atkinson
(I Want to Be) Elected
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(I Want to Be) Elected
Jason Weaver
I Just Can't Wait
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I Just Can't Wait
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Finale (Oliver)
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Finale (Oliver)
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School Master (from The Secret Policeman's Ball)
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School Master (from The Secret Policeman's Ball)
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