Congratulations are in order for Rowan Atkinson, who is apparently set to become a father again at the grand age of 62. It will be his third child in all, and first child with partner Louise Ford. They are expected to welcome their new arrival in a matter of weeks.

Rowan Atkinson leaving the Royal TheatreRowan Atkinson leaving the Royal Theatre

The British comedian has been dating the 33-year-old actress since he split with his wife in 2014, after they met one another while working on the Cheltenham Prize-winning West End play 'Quartermaine's Terms' two years previously. As far as we know, this is Louise's first baby.

'Rowan and Louise are over the moon and can't wait for their new arrival', a source told the Sunday People. 'It's a very happy time for them both.'

Rowan already has two children - 23-year-old son Ben and 21-year-old daughter Lily - from his previous marriage to make-up artist Sunetra Sastry. They were together for 25 years from 1990 before separating in 2014, and their divorce was finalised in November 2015.

Apparently, Sunetra is thoroughly unhappy with Rowan's choice of girlfriend, given that Louise is 29 years his junior, despite citing irreconcilable differences in their divorce appeal. 'Sunetra was deeply upset to be replaced by such a younger woman', a source previously said.

Louise Ford is best known for playing Kate Middleton in the Channel 4 royal family comedy series 'The Windsors', as well as starring in 'Crashing' opposite Phoebe Waller-Bridge. She was also the narrator on the reality show 'Steph and Dom's 1 Star to 5 Star'; a spin-off series about everyone's favourite posh 'Gogglebox' couple.

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Rowan Atkinson is currently filming spy comedy 'Johnny English 3' with Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko from 'Quantum of Solace' and 'The Office' star Jake Lacy. He also appeared in the TV crime movie 'Maigret in Montmartre' earlier this year and has made a number of brief appearances in other areas such as the 'British Airways Safety Video' as his iconic character Mr. Bean and 'Love Actually' short sequel 'Red Nose Day Actually'.