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Rowan Atkinson Bio, Childhood, Family, and Education

Rowan Atkinson was born on 6th January 1955 in Consett, Country Durham, England. His birth name is Rowan Sebastian Atkinson and nick name is Row. His father name is Eric Atkinson and his mother name is Ella May. Similarly, his father was a company director by profession and his mother was a housewife. He was raised along with his three siblings. However, his one brother Paul Atkinson was died when an infant. And his two brother’s names are Rodney Atkinson and Rupert Atkinson.

Likewise, he has done his preparatory from 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 holds British nationality and belongs to English ethnicity. He has 5 feet 11 inches height and has 80.5 Kg weight. He has black hair colour and has dark brown eye colour. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Rowan Atkinson Career

Rowan Atkinson began his career when 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. 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. The success made him a path to the lead role for “The Black Adder” in 1983.

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Likewise, 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 “Blackladder II” released in 1986, where he played his original character.  and the same pattern was repeated in two more sequels “Blackladder the Third” in 1987 and “Blackladder 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.

Additionally, Rowan 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 was also starred as Jules Maigret in “Maigret”, a series of television films from ITV. Moreover, he has appeared in the 2018 music video “Olly Murs “Moves””.

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Rowan Atkinson Relationship

The 64 years old, Rowan Atkinson is currently dating an actress Louise Ford in 2014. The couple had met each other first time is 2012. Together, the couple has a baby in December 2017. Previously, he was married to his long term girlfriend Sunetra Sastry in early 1990. Together, the duo is blessed with a son named Benjamin and a daughter named Lily. However, the couple divorced on 10th November 2015.

Rowan Atkinson with Louise Ford - Famebytes.com
Rowan Atkinson with Louise Ford – Famebytes.com

Rowan Atkinson Net Worth and Online Presence

The British actor, screenwriter and comedian, Rowan Atkinson has earned the decent income from his career. He has a net worth of $132 million USD and gains $16 million per annum. Rowan is active on social media. He has around 41.3k followers on Instagram, above 106k followers on Twitter and around 67k followers on Facebook.