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(Actor, screenwriter and comedian)

He has won BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance in 1981.

Relationship Facts of Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson is having an affair.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Rowan Atkinson?

Rowan Atkinson married Sunetra Sastry in early 1990 after a long dating relationship. They are blessed with a son ‘Benjamin’ and a daughter ‘Lily’. Their 34 years long gap relationship ended in 2014 and divorced finalized on 10th November 2015.

Atkinson started dating an actress, Louise Ford in 2014. According to some news, they met each other for the first time in 2012. They have a huge age gap of 29 years and they are still enjoying their relationship. His girlfriend, Louise was pregnant in early 2017 and gave birth to their baby in December 2017. The pair was spotted together at the birthday of Andrew Lloyd Webber on 28th March 2018.

Who is Rowan Atkinson?

Rowan Atkinson is an English actor, screenwriter, and comedian. He is best known for his role in ‘Blackadder’ and ‘Mr. Bean’. He has won BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance in 1981. He is listed as one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy by ‘The Observer.

What are the birth facts of Rowan Atkinson?

Rowan Atkinson, whose birth name is Rowan Sebastian Atkinson and nickname Row, was born on 6th January 1955 in Consett, Country Durham, England. His birth sign is Capricorn. His father’s name is Eric Atkinson and his mother’s name is Ella May. His father was a company director by profession and his mother was a housewife.

His family follows the Atheist religion. He has three siblings. Unfortunately, his brother, Paul Atkinson died as an infant. His other two brothers’ names are Rodney Atkinson and Rupert Atkinson.

Rowan Atkinson: Education History

He has done his preparatory at Durham Choristers School and Rowan attended Newcastle University where he received a degree in Electrical Engineering and Oxford University for MSc in Electrical Engineering.

Rowan Atkinson: Professional Life and Career

He used to run a series of comedy shows for BBC Radio 3 called ‘The Atkinson People’ where he used to take satirical interviews with the fictional great man.

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Atkinson played a one-off pilot for London Weekend television in 1979 called ‘Canned Laughter’ and he played in ‘Not the Nine O’Clock News for the BBC. His success made him a path to the lead role for ‘The Black Adder’ in 1983.

His film career started with a supporting role in the “unofficial” James Bond movie ‘Never Say Never Again’ in 1983 and he made his leading role in ‘Dead on Time. His other films include: ‘The Tall Guy in 1989, ‘The Witches in 1990, ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ in 1994, ‘Rat Race’ in 2001, ‘Love Actually’ in 2003, etc.

The fortune changer role of Atkinson is ‘Blackadder II’ released in 1986, where he played his original character.  and the same pattern was repeated in two more sequels ‘Blackadder the Third’ in 1987 and ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ in 1989.

He created ‘Mr. Bean’ which first aired on New Year’s Day in 1990 in a half-hour special for Thames Television. He said that his main source of inspiration was Jacques Tati for that character.

He played in several series like ‘Barclaycard’, The Curse of Fatal Death, etc. He appeared at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in London as Mr. Bean in a comedy sketch where he performed ‘Chariots of Fire. He also starred as Jules Maigret in ‘Maigret’, a series of television films from ITV.

Rowan Atkinson: Lifetime Achievement and Awards

Rowan has won several awards in his profession. Some of the important awards include Best Light Entertainment Performance for ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ in 1989, Best Light Entertainment Performance for ‘Not the Nine O’clock News in 1979, Best Foreign TV Personality-Male in 1994, 1996, and 1998, Writing an Entertainment Special for ‘Rowan Atkinson Live’, Foreign Male TV Performer in 2002.

Rowan Atkinson: Net Worth and Salary

As of 2023, Rowan has an estimated net worth of $150 million including a 4.65 million pound value of residence located in North London, and it is indicated that his yearly income is near $16 million. He has earned it from his acting and from comedy roles.

Rowan Atkinson: Rumours and Controversies

There was a rumor that Mr. Bean died in 2018, which was posted by FOX News. The post on social media claiming him to be dead is high overhead. However, it was not the first time the news came as a rumor.

How tall is Rowan Atkinson?

Rowan has a tall possessing height of 5 ft. 11 inches and weighs 80.5 kg. He has a chest of 40 inches, waist of 34 inches, and Biceps of 13.5 inches. He wears shoes of size 10 (US). His skin is white-toned, and he has got black hair and dark brown eyes.

Rowan Atkinson: Social Media Profile

Rowan Atkinson has around 41.3k followers on Instagram, above 106k followers on Twitter, and around 67k followers on Facebook.

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