Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson


Rowan Sebastian Atkinson CBE is an English actor, comedian, and writer. 


Actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson has appeared in the television series “Not the Nine O’clock News” and “Blackadder”. He is best known for his infamous role as Mr. Bean in the 1997 television series and the 1997 film of the same name.

Before Fame

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on January 6, 1955 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. . He began sketching while studying at Oxford, first appearing in Oxford journals at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Soon he entertained himself in theater clubs and on BBC Radio 3 comedy shows.


Atkinson studied at the University of Newcastle and the University of Oxford and holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering.

Family Life

In 1990 Atkinson married his wife Sunetra, a makeup artist. They had two children before they divorced in late 2015. In 2017 he became a father for the third time, this time with actress girlfriend Louise Ford.

Associated With

Other Atkinson film credits include Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie (1997), Johnny English (2003), and Keeping Mum (2005).