Rowan Atkinson is a well-known British actor and became famous because of his portrayal of the hilarious character Mr. Bean. In England, he was a credited comedian from 1979. Although he became popular because of Mr. Bean he also acted in many films that carried his career forward. He is also a well-educated person. He is now sixty-four years of age. He is a Bafta award-winning actor and is now engaged in many future projects. To know more about the actor, look at the following information.
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Rowan is the youngest child in his family of four. His family had a large farm and both his parents were farmers as well as involved in the business. His native is Consett in England. After he finished school he had the ambition to become an electrical engineer and for that, he joined Oxford. But part of the time he also appeared in BBC comedy shows. The name of the show is “Blackadder” and because of it, he became a well-known face in England.
The show Blackadder is a four-part comedy series on BBC. The show depicted the mannerisms and history of England humorously. Its popularity spread all over the English speaking places. Then the most important part of his life came in the form of Mr. Bean. The character became famous because of the actor’s portrayal of Mr. Bean without any dialogues but just expressions and body language. It is a form of slapstick and pantomime acting that Rowan is well-versed in. The show had fifteen episodes and two specials. It was also made into a movie as per the viewer’s choice. But in 2007 after so much exposure because of Mr. Bean, the actor told that he will no longer continue to play Mr. Bean and turned to other roles.
Later he acted as a MIB agent in Johnny English movie and it became famous because of a comical portrayal of a secret service agent. The movie also got two parts. The actor also came in other small roles in various movies. But although Rowan Atkinson movies are decently popular he will be always recognized as Mr. Bean.
Rowan Atkinson met his first wife Sunetra Sastry in the year 1980s and married her. Sunetra was working as a music artist on BBC. They have two children. The picture of Rowan Atkinson’s daughter Lily Sastry became viral because of her beauty and dressing sense. However, the couple separated in 2014. Now Rowan is in a relationship with a comedian Louise Ford. With her, he had his third child in 2017.
His political activism
In the year 2005, the actor led a coalition of prominent actors in the United States. He opposed many laws and bills. He supported the Reform Section 5 campaign in response to many arrests of high profile people because of their speech.
The net worth of Rowan Atkinson
We do not need to get surprised at Rowan Atkinson’s net worth. It is high. The amount calculated to be $130 million and this is because of his cinematic career. From the beginning of his career as an actor, he has received nearly $16 million. The asset included in the net worth is his estate in North London that is $5 million worth. Another fact about his wealth is that he sold his P1 McLaren for $12.2 million. He is also known to have earned lots because of his endorsements of British Airways and Barclaycard. The actor is a wealthy writer and performer.
Rowan Atkinson is a well-established actor in the British film industry. He is now focusing more on his family and spending time with the child so we think we may not see him for some years in films.