Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6th January 1955 and is a British actor, comedian and screenwriter. He graduated as an electrical engineer at Oxford University.
He became world famous his for charismatic character Mr. Bean that he himself created and interpreted. The first episode of the series “Mr. Bean” won the Golden Rose in Montreal and was nominated for an International Emmy.
After the first prize, he won other prizes like an International Emmy, two BANFF Awards and an ACE Award for best comedy in 1995.
Mr. Bean gave name to a TV series that went on TV in 1990 and lasted five years (at the height of the series, the episodes were seen by up to 18 million people). The character then started to protagonist highly successful movies.
It is estimated that Mr. Bean –The Movie (1997) and Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007) have given the actor a profit equivalent to 0.4 billion €.
Rowan is married to Sunetra Sastry since 1990.
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