Rowan Atkinson is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter. He is well known for playing the character Mr. Bean for many years. Apart from being a famous English comedian, he is also one of the richest. Let’s learn more about him.
On 6th January 1955, in County Durham, England, Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was welcomed into this world as the youngest of the four sons his parents have had. His oldest brother Paul died as an infant.
Rowan went to Durham Choristers School, St. Bees School, and Newcastle University. He got a degree in Engineering, and in further education, an Electrical Engineering degree from Oxford. During his studies, he would also write and perform comedy sketches.
In 1979, Rowan Atkinson began his career as a comedy sketch writer and performer by having his own comedy shows on BBC Radio 3. Later on, he moved to television. Not the Nine O’Clock News’ show. This led to ‘The Black Adder, which is considered one of the best British comedy shows at that time, was where Atkinson had one of his first successful roles.
He also starred in Black Adder in the 1980s, another successful comedy show. In 1990, Mr. Bean appeared, and that is the role the audience loved Atkinson for, it is also the role he is most known for. Atkinson played in some movies, including Four Weddings And A Funeral, Love Actually, Keeping Mum, Johnny English, Johnny English Reborn, Johnny English Strikes Again, and many more.
We made a list of some of the highlights of Atkinson’s career:
BBC 3 Radio Show Began (The Atkinson People, 1978)
First TV Show (Canned Laughter, 1979)
Black Adder aired on BBC (1983)
Mr. Bean was born (1990)
Mr. Bean Movie (1997)
First Johnny English Movie (2003)
Voted Top 50 Funniest Comedians Ever (2005)
Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007)
Favorite Quotes from Rowan Atkinson
— Rowan Atkinson (@OfficalMrBean) October 15, 2012
“The older you get, the more you realize how happenstance… has helped to determine your path through life.” – 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
“No, no, I was only funny on stage, really. I, I, think I was funny as a person toward my classmates when I was very young. You know, when I was a child, up to about the age of 12.” – Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson’s net worth is estimated at up to $130 million. His earnings mainly come from his acting career. We hope to see more of him and wish him all the best.