Rowan Atkinson Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

26th January 2015

Fact: Funnyman Rowan Atkinson is set to reprise his role as Mr. Bean to help raise money for Britain's upcoming 2015 Comic Relief charity telethon. The actor will bring back the much-loved slapstick character in a skit for the annual Comic Relief Red Nose Day fundraiser which takes place on 13 March (15).

6th January 2015

Fact: Funnyman Rowan Atkinson turned 60 on Tuesday (06Jan15).

25th June 2014

Fact: The fictional characters used in British Tv comedy Blackadder shared names with real-life soldiers. Military historians have discovered that Captain Blackadder, played by Rowan Atkinson and Lieutenant George, portrayed by Hugh Laurie actually fought in World War I. Captain Darling and Private Baldrick also exist.

11th December 2012

Tweet: "Justin Bieber gets 12,000 retweets for saying 'thanks' so here is my attempt: thanks." Funnyman Rowan Atkinson attempts to build up his following.

16th October 2011

Quote: "I know them a little and I like them a lot and very sweetly they invited me to the wedding and it was great, a wonderful sort of atmospheric, theatrical, Shakespearean event... (But) I wasn't invited (to the reception). Only a third of the guests in the church were invited to the reception at Buckingham Palace and I wasn't one of them. It shows how relatively distant my relationship is (with the royal family)." Johnny English star Rowan Atkinson on attending Britain's royal wedding between Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge earlier this year (11).

21st May 2010

Fact: A codpiece worn by Rowan Atkinson in British TV series Blackadder is going under the hammer on Sunday (23May10) as part of an auction of TV and film costumes in Berkshire, England.

8th April 2010

Fact: Funnyman Rowan Atkinson is to reprise his bumbling spy Johnny English for a sequel to the 2003 comedy. The Mr. Bean star's first film as English was a global phenomenon. The sequel will be directed by Oliver Parker.

25th November 2008

Fact: The cast of legendary British TV series Blackadder will reunite for a one-off documentary special this Christmas (08). BLACKADDER RIDES AGAIN will be shown on U.K. TV channel BBC1 and will feature interviews with star Rowan Atkinson, fellow cast members, crew and writers of the historical comedy.

3rd November 2008

Quote: "I find it frustrating that, apart from Four Weddings And A Funeral, I have yet to be involved in a film of which I am totally proud." Mr Bean star Rowan Atkinson is not impressed by his movie career so far.

24th May 2007

Fact: British funnyman Rowan Atkinson has splashed out $1 million (GBP500,000) on a D-Type Jaguar to add to his classic car collection. He already boasts an Aston Martin Virage, a Lancia Integrale, a Lancia Stratos and Bentleys.

27th May 2006

Fact: Spider-Man villain Willem Dafoe is reportedly set to go bad again as Mr Bean's nemesis in the long-awaited sequel to the hit 1997 Rowan Atkinson film BEAN. The film started shooting in France earlier this week (beg22MAY06).

19th March 2006

Fact: British comedian Rowan Atkinson is set to make $7.65 million (GBP4.5 million) when his co-owned production company Tiger Aspect is sold in a lucrative $51 million (GBP30 million) deal.

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