Rowan Sebastian Atkinson is a British English actor, Comedian, and a writer. He is mostly known for his roles in Blackadder and Mr. Bean. He is in the industry since 1979 and has been famous since then. He has appeared in many movies and television series. He is listed in 50 funniest actors in British Comedy in 2003. He has also worked in the James Bond film “Never Say Never Again.”
Rowan Atkinson Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $150 M|
|Full Name Rowan Sebastian Atkinson|
|Birth Date 6 January 1955|
|Age 67 years|
|Birthplace Consett, Country Durham, England|
|Profession English Actor, Writer, Comedian|
|Wife Sunetra Sastry|
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson Early Life:
Eric Atkinson and Ella May welcomed Rowan on 6 January 1955. He was born in Consett, Country Durham, England. He was the youngest child and one of his brothers died as an infant. His brother Rodney lost UK Independence Party leadership election in 2000. He was in Durham Chorister School and then at St Bees School. He got highest grades in A-levels and after this he went to Newcastle University. He studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He went to The Queen’s College, Oxford, for further studies. He began doctoral work before his acting. He had already performed and written for shows in Oxford. He collaborated with Richard Curtis and Howard Goodall during his career.
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson Career:
He was starred in series of comedy shows for BBC Radia 3 which was called The Atkinson People. It consisted of interviews of frictional men which he played himself. Writers for the shows were Atkinson and Richard Curtis and were produced by Griff Rhys Joes.
He did one of Pilot for London Weekend Television in 1979 named as Canned Laughter and further gained attention when he performed the third The Secret Policeman’s Ball in 1979. Then he started appearing in many TV skits. He did solo skits as well, some of them were without any dialogue and included an invisible drum kit or an invisible piano. He appeared on “Not the Nine O’clock” News for BBC. Success in this led him to the role of Edmund Blackadder in Blackadder. First series were “The Black Adder” and was co-written. The second was released after 3 years due to budget issues. Blackadder II was descendant of Atkinson’s original character. Same was repeated for other 2 sequels.
Atkinson is mostly known for his role of Mr. Bean. Mr. Bean was released on New Year’s Day in 1990 and the character was liked by everyone so much. Atkinson described the character selfish, self-centered and someone who doesn’t care about the outside world. Mr. Bean’s character was a child in a man’s body. Mr. Bean had many sequels and later there was a movie made “Bean” in 1997. The second movie Mr. Bean’s Holiday was released in 2007. Atkinson played many different characters in many different movies. Some of them are The Witches, Keeping Mum, The lion King, Scooby-Doo, Rat Race and many more.
YouTube and Facebook:
Atkinson received YouTube’s Diamond Play Button in October 2018 because his channel crossed 10 million subscribers. His channel was the most viewed channels in the world. Atkinson’s Facebook is the most followed page with 94 million followers in 2020.
Animated Mr. Bean
Animated series of Mr. Bean were announced in January 2014. It was expected to be realized online in form of Web-series in 2014 and was Television broad casted after this.
Fifth series were announced on 6 February 2018 that was voiced by Atkinson himself. It consisted of 26 episodes. All the five series were sold to the Chinese children’s channel.
His film career started when he was in supporting part in James Bond and played a leading role in Dead on Time. He won Oscar for short film. Further he did a voice over to the character named “Zazu” in the Movie “The Lion King”. He sang the song “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”.
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson Theater:
He performed many live on-stage skits. He did a 4-month tour in UK. He appeared in West End that was a version a comedy play.
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson Personal life:
Atkinson met Sunetra Sastry when she was working as a makeup artist for BBC. They got married in February 1990. In 2013, at the age of 58, Atkinson started having an affair with comedian Louise Ford. Ford ended her relationship and Atkinson divorced his wife in 2015.
Atkinson holds a category C+E lorry driving license. He owns a rare McLaren F1 which got into an accident. He recently purchased a Honda NSX, Audi A8, Skida Superb and a Honda Civic Hybrid.
He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British empire because of his services to drama and charity.
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson Net Worth:
He earned $11 million from Mr. Bean and about 2 million USD from Blackadder.
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson Body Measurements:
|Weight 79 kg|
|Chest 39 inches|
|Arms 13 inches|
|Waist 34 inches|
|Shoe size unknown|