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How rich is Rowan Sebastian Atkinson?

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson net worth:
$130 Million

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson information

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson information

Birth date: 6 January 1955
Birth place: Consett, United Kingdom
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Profession:Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Voice Actor
Nationality:British
Spouse:Sunetra Sastry (m. 1990)
Children:Lily Atkinson, Benjamin Atkinson

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Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6th January 1955, in Consett, County Durham, England, into a normal Anglican family. Rowan is an entertainer, comedian and scriptwriter, undoubtedly best known world-wide for his comic portrayal of “Mr. Bean”, in a largely visual TV series of the same name, which transcends language and culture, and which spawned feature films in the 1990s and 2000s.

So just how rich is Rowan Atkinson? Sources estimate that Rowan’s net worth amounts to $130 million, which has been accumulated during his career in the entertainment industry spanning almost 40 years, and is the largest among current comic actors in the UK.

Rowan Atkinson Net Worth $130 Million

Rowan Atkinson attended St Bees School before graduating from the University of Newcastle with a degree in Electric Engineering, then studied at Queens College, Oxford for a Master’s in the same subject. However,  Rowan started performing while he was a student. He first came to notice with a  program called “The Atkinson People” which was released on BBC radio in 1978, and which was the start of his net worth growth. Soon afterwards he moved on to television work, appearing in “Not the Nine O’Clock News” (1979-82) which was produced by John Lloyd, and in which he was also involved as a co – writer.These series added substantially to Rowan’s net worth.

The performances for which Rowan Atkinson is best known are the four series of “The Black Adder”, throughout the 1980s, and for making up his iconic and very popular character of Mr. Bean in several TV series beginning in 1990. Rowan has several times attempted to ‘retire’ Mr. Bean, but the popularity of the character continues to this day. There have been two “Mr. Bean” movies also, the first in 1997 – also starring Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze, and Kristin Scott Thomas – contributing considerably to Atkinson’s net worth, as it grossed more than $620 million at the box office.”Mr. Bean’s Holiday” in 2007 was almost equally  successful.

Rowan Atkinson has appeared in more than 20 movies, including “Never Say Never Again” (based on the James Bond novel “Thunderball”), and the following based on novels written by Richard Curtis: “The Tall Guy”, “Four Weddings and a Funeral”, and “Love Actually”. Another two movies were created on the basis of his popular character  called “Johnny English”, the first of that title earning him a nomination for European Film Award as Best Actor.

Additionally, Rowan Atkinson has performed on stage, most significantly in the musical Oliver! in 2009, playing Fagin, which brought favourable reviews and a nomination for an Olivier award for best actor in a musical.

Rowan Atkinson was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to drama and charity. He was included in to the list of “The Observer” as one of the most humorous characters in British comedy, and among the top 50 comics ever.

In Rowan Atkinson’s personal life, he married Sunetra Sastri in 1990, and they have two children. Rowan filed for divorce in 2014, and has been seen in public with Louise Ford.

Because of Rowan Atkinson’s net worth, he is able to enjoy his love of expensive cars, although he started with driving his mother’s Morris Minor around the family farm. Atkinson has a driving license of C + E lorry category which was gained in 1981, a benefit when filming comedy material.

As lover of car racing he filmed as a racer Henry Birkin in the television play “Full Throttle” in 1995. Rowan Atkinson has been in a racer’s role in other cars like a Renault 5 GT Turbo for two seasons. A McLaren F1 is one more expensive actor’s toy in which he has been involved in minor car crashes. He has owned a Honda NSX previously, and now owns an Audi A8 and a Honda Civic Hybrid.

 


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Maigret in Montmartre 2017 TV Movie filming Jules Maigret
Night at the Crossroads 2017 TV Movie post-production Jules Maigret
Maigret's Dead Man 2016 TV Movie Chief Inspector Jules Maigret
Maigret Sets a Trap 2016 TV Movie Chief Inspector Jules Maigret
Mr Bean: Funeral 2015 Video Mr. Bean
Mr Bean: The Animated Series 2015 TV Series Mr. Bean
Johnny English Reborn 2011 Johnny English
Bondi Rescue 2010 TV Series Mr. Bean
Tak & the Power of Juju 2008 TV Series Lok
Mr. Bean's Holiday 2007 Mr. Bean
The Dame Edna Treatment 2007 TV Series Mr. Bean
Mr. Bean's Wedding 2007 Video Mr. Bean
Keeping Mum: Deleted Scenes 2006 Video short Walter Goodfellow
Keeping Mum: Funnies 2006 Video short Walter Goodfellow
Keeping Mum 2005 Walter Goodfellow
Spider-Plant Man 2005 TV Short Peter Piper / Spider-Plant Man
Love Actually 2003 Rufus - Jewellery Salesman
Johnny English 2003 Johnny English
Mr. Bean: The Animated Series 2002-2003 TV Series Mr. Bean
The Jubilee Girl 2002 TV Movie Sir Osmond Darling-Blackadder
Scooby-Doo 2002 Mondavarious
Rat Race 2001 Enrico Pollini
Maybe Baby 2000 Mr. James
Blackadder Back & Forth 1999 Short All Blackadders
Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death 1999 TV Short The Doctor
Ohh, Nooo! Mr. Bill Presents 1998 TV Series Mr. Bean (1998-1999)
Bean 1997 Mr. Bean
The Thin Blue Line 1995-1996 TV Series Inspector Raymond Fowler
Unseen Bean 1995 Video Mr. Bean
Mr. Bean 1990-1995 TV Series Mr. Bean
The Exciting Escapades of Mr. Bean: The Bus Stop 1995 Video short Mr. Bean
Mr Bean: Torvill and Bean 1995 Video Mr. Bean
Full Throttle 1995 TV Movie Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin
Animated StoryBook: The Lion King 1994 Video Game Zazu (voice)
Schmidteinander 1994 TV Series Mr. Bean
The Lion King 1994 Zazu (voice)
Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 Father Gerald - Wedding Two
Hot Shots! Part Deux 1993 Dexter Hayman
Mr Bean: Blind Date 1993 Video Mr. Bean
Election 92 1992 TV Movie Mr. Bean
Bernard and the Genie 1991 TV Movie Charles Pinkworth
Mr. Bean's Red Nose Day 1991 Video Mr. Bean
The Amazing Adventures of Mr. Bean 1990 Video Mr. Bean
The Exciting Escapades of Mr. Bean 1990 Video short Mr. Bean
Mr Bean: The Library 1990 Video short Mr. Bean
The Witches 1990 Mr. Stringer
A Bit of Fry and Laurie 1990 TV Series Nigel Havers
Blackadder Goes Forth 1989 TV Series Captain Edmund Blackadder
The Tall Guy 1989 Ron Anderson
Blackadder's Christmas Carol 1988 TV Short Blackadders
The Appointments of Dennis Jennings 1988 Short Dr. Schooner
Blackadder: The Cavalier Years 1988 TV Short Sir Edmund Blackadder
Black Adder the Third 1987 TV Series Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince / McAdder
Black-Adder II 1986 TV Series Edmund Blackadder
Never Say Never Again 1983 Small-Fawcett
The Black Adder 1982-1983 TV Series Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh The Flat Adder The Great Grumbledook ...
Dead on Time 1983 Short Bernard Fripp
Not the Nine O'Clock News 1979-1982 TV Series Various Roles
Peter Cook & Co. 1980 TV Movie Various Characters
The Innes Book of Records 1980 TV Series
Lena 1980 TV Series Concert Pianist (Mime)
Canned Laughter 1979 TV Short Robert Box / Dave Perry / Mr. Marshall

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Bean's Holiday 2007 character
Mr. Bean: The Animated Series TV Series character - 4 episodes, 2002 - 2003 characters - 1 episode, 2002
Blackadder Back & Forth 1999 Short television series "The Black Adder" - uncredited
Bean 1997 character "Mr. Bean"
Mr. Bean TV Series 1 episode, 1995 written by - 14 episodes, 1990 - 1995
Funny Business 1992 TV Series documentary
Rowan Atkinson: Not Just a Pretty Face 1992 TV Special documentary written by
The Driven Man 1991 TV Movie documentary
The Black Adder TV Series written by - 7 episodes, 1982 - 1983 by - 5 episodes, 1983
Dead on Time 1983 Short
Not the Nine O'Clock News 1979 TV Series writer
Canned Laughter 1979 TV Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Bean: The Animated Series 2002-2003 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Bean 1997 executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder 2012 TV Special performer: "Chariots of Fire"
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story 2009 Documentary performer: "It's a Small World"
Johnny English 2003 performer: "Thank You for the Music"
Mr. Bean: The Animated Series TV Series 2 episodes, 2002 - 2003 performer - 1 episode, 2003
The Lion King 1994 performer: "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" 1994, "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" 1944, "It's a Small World" 1966, "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comic Relief 1986/II TV Special documentary

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legacy of Kain: Defiance 2003 Video Game voice-over

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No More Funny Show! 2013 Video documentary inspiration
Funny Show Part Two: The Video - Movie 2012 Video inspiration
Blackadder Rides Again 2008 TV Special documentary thanks
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga 2008 TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pet Star 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Judge
The Daily Show 2003 TV Series Himself
Sen kväll med Luuk 2003 TV Series Himself
Parkinson 2003 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do 2003 TV Special Martin Bashir
Scooby Doo: Unmasking the Mystery 2002 Video documentary short Himself - 'Mondavarious'
Just for Laughs 2002 TV Series Himself (2002)
Making 'Rat Race' 2001 Video short documentary Himself
Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty 2001 TV Special Himself (segment "Popsters")
Comic Relief Short Pants 2001 TV Special short Neville
The Royal Variety Performance 2000 2000 TV Movie documentary Performer
Laughter in the House: The Story of British Sitcom 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Edmund Blackadder
A Royal Birthday Celebration 1998 TV Movie documentary Sir Edmund Blackadder
Ôsama no buranchi 1998 TV Series Himself
Les enfants de la télé 1997 TV Series Himself
The Story of Bean 1997 TV Special documentary Himself
Lo + plus 1997 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief 1997 TV Special Himself
The Nose at Ten 1996 TV Series Himself
Reflections of Mr. Bean 1996 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996 TV Series Himself
La Marató 1995 1995 TV Special Himself
La Lloll 1995 TV Series Himself
Live for Peace: A Royal Gala 1995 TV Movie Himself
Comic Relief 1995 TV Special Himself
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose 1995 TV Special Mr. Bean
Talkshowet 1993 TV Series Himself
Hearts of Hot Shots Part Deux: A Filmmaker's Apology 1993 TV Short documentary Himself
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes 1993 TV Special Mr. Bean
Funny Business 1992 TV Series documentary Presenter / Various
Rowan Atkinson: Not Just a Pretty Face 1992 TV Special documentary Various Roles
Going Live! 1991 TV Series Mr. Bean
Wogan 1991 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief 1991 TV Special Mr. Bean
The Driven Man 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hysteria 2! 1989 TV Special Shakespeare's Manager
A Night of Comic Relief 2 1989 TV Special Himself
Hysteria! Hysteria! Hysteria! 1988 TV Special Mr. R (uncredited)
Live! From London 1988 TV Special Himself
Comic Relief 1988 TV Special Edmund Blackadder
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross 1987 TV Series Himself
The Grand Knockout Tournament 1987 TV Special Lord Knock of Alton
Comic Relief 1986/II TV Special documentary Himself
Omnibus 1986 TV Series documentary
Bob Hope's Happy Birthday Homecoming (London Royal Gala) 1985 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Weekend in Wallop 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself
Royal Variety Performance 1984 1984 TV Movie Himself
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball 1982 Documentary Himself / Various Roles
Cleo and John 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fundamental Frolics 1981 Himself
The Secret Policeman's Ball 1979 TV Movie documentary Various Roles
And Now the Good News 1978 TV Series Himself
The South Bank Show 2014 TV Series documentary
Mel Smith: I've Sort of Done Things 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder 2012 TV Special Mr. Bean
XXX Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012 TV Movie Himself - Performer / Mr. Bean
How to Go Faster and Influence People: The Gordon Murray F1 Story 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - McLaren F1 Owner
John Howard Davies: A Life in Comedy 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2011 TV Series
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2011 TV Series Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2011 TV Series Himself
Wetten, dass..? 2003-2011 TV Series Himself
Daybreak 2011 TV Series Himself
Cinema 3 2003-2011 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 2011 TV Series Himself
El hormiguero 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Prozhektorperiskhilton 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Top Gear 2011 TV Series Himself
Today 2011 TV Series Himself
Not Again: Not the Nine O'Clock News 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bondi Rescue 2009 TV Series Himself
Blackadder Rides Again 2008 TV Special documentary Himself
Biography 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Mr. Bean's Holiday: Beans in Cannes 2008 Video short Himself
Mr. Bean's Holiday: French Beans 2008 Video short Himself
Mr. Bean's Holiday: The Human Bean 2008 Video short Himself
L'hebdo cinéma 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The Footy Show 2007 TV Series Himself
Richard & Judy 2007 TV Series Himself
Bean: Scenes Unseen 2007 Video documentary short Himself / Mr. Bean
Noche Hache 2007 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One 2007 TV Special Mr. Bean
Red Nose Day 2006 TV Series Himself
Behind the Scenes: Big Trouble in Little Wallop 2006 Video documentary short Himself / Walter Goodfellow (uncredited)
Keeping Mum: Big Trouble in Little Wallop 2006 Video documentary short Himself / Walter Goodfellow (uncredited)
Sunrise 2006 TV Series Himself
The Funny Blokes of British Comedy 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Breakfast 2005 TV Series Himself
The Royal Wedding of HRH the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles 2005 TV Movie Himself
Arena 1976-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
This Morning 2004 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Talking Comedy 2016 TV Series
Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms 2015 TV Series documentary Blackadder
Ade in Adland 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary
The Unforgettable Russell Harty 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee on The Russell Harty Show
My Favourite Joke 2011 TV Series Edmund Blackadder
Brows Held High 2011 TV Series Edmund Blackadder
Great TV Mistakes 2010 TV Movie documentary Edmund Blackadder (uncredited)
A polos 25 2010 TV Series Mr. Bean
Mr. Bean's Wacky World 2009 Video Game Mr. Bean
Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments 2008 TV Movie documentary Prince Edmund - Duke of Edinburgh Lord Edmund Blackadder Edmund Blackadder ... (uncredited)
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Morir de humor 2008 TV Movie Mr. Bean
The Comedy Map of Britain 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
That Fellow in the Coat 2008 TV Series Zazu
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases 2008 TV Movie documentary Edmund Blackadder (uncredited)
PISA - Der Ländertest 2007 TV Series Mr. Bean
The Secret Life of Brian 2007 TV Movie documentary uncredited
¿De qué te ríes? 2006 TV Movie Mr. Bean
Room 101 2005 TV Series Himself
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Blackadder
The Comedians' Comedian 2005 TV Movie documentary
Mickey's PhilharMagic 2003 Short Zazu
The Storytellers 2003 Video documentary short Rufus - Jewellery Salesman (uncredited)
The Real Vicars of Dibley 2002 TV Movie Vicar (uncredited)
I Love Christmas 2001 TV Special documentary
The Sketch Show Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself / Various Roles (2001)
The Greatest 2001 TV Series documentary Edmund Blackadder
Full Mountie 2000 TV Series Himself
The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comic Relief Presents the Pick of the Nose 1998 Video Mr. Bean / Newsreader (uncredited)
The Final Frolics of Mr. Bean 1994 Video Mr. Bean
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Circle of Life 1994 Video short Zazu
Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright 1993 Documentary segment "The Appointments of Dennis Jennings"
Four Weddings and a Funeral: Production Featurette 1993 Video documentary short Father Gerald (uncredited)
The Merry Mishaps of Mr. Bean 1992 Video Mr. Bean
The Perilous Persuits of Mr. Bean 1992 Video Mr. Bean
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose 1992 TV Movie Himself / Blackadder
Pandora's Box 1992 TV Mini-Series documentary Politician
Szeszélyes évszakok 1991 TV Series Mr. Bean

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Telvis Telvis Awards Foreign Male TV Performer (Ulkomainen miesesiintyjä)
1998 TV Prize Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden Best Foreign TV Personality - Male (Bästa utländska man)
1996 TV Prize Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden Best Foreign TV Personality - Male (Bästa utländska man)
1994 TV Prize Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden Best Foreign TV Personality - Male (Bästa utländska man)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Writing an Entertainment Special Rowan Atkinson Live (1992) · Richard Curtis
· Ben Elton
1990 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Light Entertainment Performance Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)
1981 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Light Entertainment Performance Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Grownup Love Story Keeping Mum (2005) · Kristin Scott Thomas
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Love Actually (2003) · Hugh Grant
· Colin Firth
· Sienna Guillory
· Liam Neeson
· Lulu Popplewell
· Emma Thompson
· Kris Marshall
· Heike Makatsch
· Martin Freeman
· Joanna Page
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Andrew Lincoln
· Keira Knightley
· Nina Sosanya
· Martine McCutcheon
· Laura Linney
· Thomas Brodie-Sangster
· Alan Rickman
· Rodrigo Santoro
· Claudia Schiffer
· Bill Nighy
· Gregor Fisher
· Rory MacGregor
· Carla Vasconcelos
· Shannon Elizabeth
2003 Audience Award European Film Awards Best European Actor Johnny English (2003)
1997 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Comedy Performer The Thin Blue Line (1995)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Writing an Entertainment Special Mr. Bean (1990) · Richard Curtis
· Robin Driscoll
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Performance in a Comedy Special Mr. Bean (1990)
1994 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Light Entertainment Performance Mr. Bean (1990)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Performance in a Comedy Special Rowan Atkinson Live (1992)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Comedy Special Rowan Atkinson Live (1992) · Richard Curtis (writer)
· Jeff Ross (producer)
· Peter Bennett-Jones (executive producer)
· Andre Ptaszysnki (executive producer)
· Thomas Schlamme (director)
· Ben Elton (writer)
1992 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Comedy (Programme or Series) Mr. Bean (1990) · Richard Curtis
· Robin Driscoll
· John Howard Davies
1992 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Light Entertainment Performance Mr. Bean (1990)
1991 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Light Entertainment Performance Mr. Bean (1990)
1988 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Light Entertainment Performance Black Adder the Third (1987)
1983 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Light Entertainment Performance Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979)


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#Fact
1 He disliked the first series of Blackadder.
2 Has trouble pronouncing words that begin with the letter B and followed by a vowel. He has to pause slightly to say them.
3 His grandparents were all born in Durham. His paternal grandparents were Edward Atkinson, of Spennymoor, and Edith Gertrude Browell, of Crookhall. His maternal grandparents were Frank Bainbridge, of Hartlepool, and Ella Schofield, of Grosmont.
4 He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Drama and to charity.
5 Attended Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William's wedding.
6 Has suffered with a stammer for many years, hence does not like giving interviews.
7 On August 4, 2011 he was admitted to Peterborough City Hospital after crashing his McLaren Formula1 sports car. He suffered a light injury on his shoulder.
8 He is the only actor to appear in every episode of Blackadder, Tony Robinson did not appear in the pilot.
9 Owns a Aston Martin DB7 Vantage, which he used in the film Johnny English (2003).
10 He had to pull out of his role in a West End production of Oliver in April 2009 due to hernia surgery.
11 Along with Tony Robinson and Tim McInnerny, he is one of only three actors to appear in all four "Blackadder" series: The Black Adder (1982), Black-Adder II (1986), Black Adder the Third (1987) and Blackadder Goes Forth (1989).
12 Has publicly opposed the British Labour government's plans to introduce new legislation on incitement to religious hatred, arguing that it would undermine free speech and thought (even citing the possible development of mind-reading technology), and that such measures would make political satire - which he considers seminal in a democracy - unworkable.
13 He was one of the guests at Prince Charles' and Camilla Parker-Bowles' wedding.
14 Once crashed his McLaren F1, a supercar valued at more than $1,000,000, into the back of a stationary Mini Metro, valued at around $600. The damage was not severe.
15 He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Comedy Performance in 1982 for the 1981 season.
16 Attended Cathedral Chorister School, Durham with Tony Blair.
17 Races (and also crashes) his Aston Martins in the Aston Martins Owners club series.
18 Education: Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK (electrical engineering); Oxford University, Oxford, UK (electrical engineering)
19 Writes articles for CAR (a British car magazine).
20 Owns various fast cars (Aston Martin Vantages, etc.).
21 Has an HGV license (Heavy Goods Vehicle - the old legal term in the United Kingdom for goods vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight).
22 Rides go-karts round his tennis courts and, according to Stephen Fry (his best man), "hasn't got an ounce of showbiz in him".
23 Father of a son, Benjamin Alexander Sebastian Atkinson (born 1993) and a daughter, Lily Grace Atkinson (aka Lily Atkinson) (born 1995), with his wife Sunetra Sastry.

#Quote
1 The more success you have, the more pressure you feel to make things to a good standard, for movies you make to make money and that sort of thing. One misses those days when you were 19 or 23 and you just did what made you laugh. What you and your friends thought was funny. And you did it, and if they laughed, great, and if they didn't, it didn't matter. As you get older you always think about everything so much, you're so concerned that what you do should be good and should be successful that it's the success you're pursuing rather than the fun of doing it, which is what's so great when you're younger... What's difficult for me on a movie is not playing Mr. Bean. The problem is the scripts. The problem is the shaping of the shots. The problem is the editing. The problem is all those things.
2 I definitely do not have the wit of Blackadder. I definitely require scriptwriters to provide that. And I don't think I'm as dark or cynical as Blackadder is in his view of the world. Probably I'm somewhere in between but closer to Mr. Bean. You know, the nice bits of Mr. Bean, because Mr. Bean has a very vindictive and selfish and nasty side to him. I hope I don't have too much of that.
3 I've always required a formal setting, a stage or a film or TV studio in which to perform. And above all I need to become somebody else. I'm certainly not a stand-up comedian in any sense.
4 If I'm denied words, Mr. Bean's physicality and attitude to life is what I seem to acquire. In 1989, we put him on TV and no doubt the motivation was a belief that we had a character that could live in other markets and other countries. I was always envious of the fact that so many British musical artists in the late eighties, Phil Collins or David Bowie or Duran Duran or someone like that, assumed an international marketplace for their product, whereas British comedians don't. And I thought we have a tool here that will enable us to do that.
5 [preparing to perform onstage the title role in Simon Gray's 'Quartermaine's Terms'] It's well known that tragedy and comedy are close bedfellows. It's rare, though, that you see them placed in such intimacy. Like most tragic figures, 'Quartermaine' is unaware of his own tragedy. What I love about him is his optimism. You don't tend to feel much sympathy for pessimistic people, but those who retain their optimism, despite the sadness of their lives, are interesting, engaging and sympathetic.
6 [on being overwhelmed by fans at a Toronto shopping mall] It's a bit disconcerting being treated like Madonna.
7 The casual ease which some people move from finding something offensive to wishing to declare it criminal - and are then able to find factions within government to aid their ambitions - is truly depressing.
8 I remember looking up Johnny English (2003) in a film guide and it said 'intermittently hilarious' - quite a good description of five good jokes and a lot of longueurs. I find it frustrating that, apart from Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), I have yet to be involved in a film of which I am totally proud.
9 Mr. Bean is essentially a child trapped in the body of a man. All cultures identify with children in a similar way, so he has this bizarre global outreach. And 10-year-old boys from different cultures have more in common than 30-year-olds. As we grow up, we acquire this sensibility that divides us.
10 [commenting in 2004 on Britain's proposed Racial and Religious Hatred Bill] To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous, but to criticize their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom. The freedom to criticize ideas, any ideas - even if they are sincerely held beliefs - is one of the fundamental freedoms of society. A law which attempts to say you can criticize and ridicule ideas as long as they are not religious ideas is a very peculiar law indeed.
11 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.

#Trademark
1 His characters: Mr. Bean and Blackadder
2 Wide range of humorous expressions
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