“I still remember my all-time favorite and funny character, Mr. Bean. When I was a child I used to sit in front of the TV for Mr. Bean’s show and even today as I’ve grown up I remember the odd solutions he had to his problems, his way of making something out of nothing and his expressions,”. says Meeta Singh, a fan of Mr. Bean’s show.
But when GYV asked her whether she knew the real name of the character, she was blank.
Like Meeta, many others must have watched the funny character of Mr. Bean, for whom his work is worship. He is a fictional character from the British comedy television programs, created and portrayed by Rowan Atkinson. Besides the animated spin-off shows there are two live-action feature films of Mr. Bean too.
Atkinson’s first appearance on television was aired on January 1, 1990, as Mr. Bean and his last as “Trophy Bean.” They featured his animated series in 2019. Atkinson played the character of Mr. Bean funnily. A character that was intelligent and subversive but looked and behaved weirdly funny. The show was widely popular and loved equally among kids and teenagers. It received the widely acclaimed award Rose in the field of entertainment in the year 1990.
Rowan Atkinson and Mr. Bean
Rowan Atkinson was born on January 6, 1955, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He studied at Newcastle and Oxford Universities and completed his master’s degree in electrical engineering. While studying at Oxford, he got his first break for making sketches for Edinburgh Festival Fringes. He then started entertaining at theater clubs and on comedy shows for BBC Radio 3. Atkinson is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter, best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder (1983 – 1989) and Mr. Bean (1990 – 1995).
He was awarded the 1981 BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance in Not the Nine O’clock News (1979 – 1982). In 2007, and was listed as one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy by The Observer. He was also listed as among the top 50 comedians ever in 2005 after a poll of fellow comedians.
Atkinson was the main character of both the titular television series and the animated series of Mr. Bean. He also portrayed Bean in several sketches for comic relief and television advertisements. Makers released the fifth animated series of Mr. Bean in 2019, with a voice-over by Atkinson.
The series consisting of 26 episodes with the first two segments, they aired “Game Over” and “Special Delivery” on April 29, 2019, on CITV in the UK and Turner Channels worldwide. Chinese children’s channel CCTV – 14 in February 2019 bought all the five series consisting of 104 episodes.
In his personal life, Atkinson was married to Sunetra Sastry in February 1990 and they have two children Benjamin and Lily Atkinson. The couple separated in the year 2014 and were divorced later next year in November. Later, Atkinson had a third child from his relationship with comedian Louis Ford in 2017.
List of Films by Rowan Atkinson
1. Fundamentals Frolics (1982)
2. Dead on time (1983)
3. Never Say Never Again (1983)
4. The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (1988).
5. The Tall Guy (1989)
6. The Witches (1990)
7. Hot Shots ! Part Deux (1993)
8. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
9. The Lion King (1994)
10. Bean (1997)
11. Maybe Baby (2000)
12. Rat Race (2001)
13. Scooby-Doo (2002)
14. Johnny English (2003)
15. Love Actually (2003)
16. Keeping Mum (2005)
17. Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007)
18. Johnny English Reborn (2011)
19. Huan Le Xi Ju Ren (2017)
20. Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)