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Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson is an actor and writer widely regarded as among the funniest and most influential in British comedy history.

After several years garnering critical acclaim, he found national prominence with Not the Nine ‘O’ Clock News.
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After several years garnering critical acclaim, Rowan found national prominence with Not the Nine ‘O’ Clock News. Atkinson followed this by taking on the eponymous, starring roles, in Blackadder and Mr. Bean, both of which he co-created. The ongoing, worldwide success of these characters and others, including Johnny English, have secured his place in the British Comedy firmament.

Television

Man Vs. Bee
Man
Netflix 2022
Happy Birthday Mr Bean
Himself
ITV 1 / Tiger Aspect2021
We are Most Amused and Amazed
Performer
ITV2018
Maigret
Detective Jules Maigret
Ealing Studios, Maigret Productions, ITV2016
Horrible Histories
Henry VIII
BBC12015
Comic Relief: The Big Hair Do
Martin Bashir
BBC12003
Mr Bean - The Animated Series
Voice / Executive Producer
ITV12003 — 2021
The Jubilee Girl
Sir Osmond Darling-Blackadder
BBC12002
Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty
Popsters Segment
BBC12001
The Royal Variety Performance 2000
Performer
BBC12000
Comic Relief: Dr. Who and the Curse of Fatal Death
Dr. Who (# 9)
BBC11999
A Royal Birthday Celebration
Sir Edmund Blackadder
ITV11998
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose
Mr Bean
BBC11995
The Thin Blue Line
Insp. Raymond C. Fowler
BBC11995 — 1996
Heroes & Villians: Full Throttle
Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin
BBC1/Tiger Television1995
The Driven Man
Himself / Writer
Tiger Television1993
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes
Mr Bean
BBC11993
Rowan Atkinson On Location In Boston
Various Roles/Co-writer
Live Show at Huntingdon Theatre, Boston, December 1991, transmitted on HBO1992
Funny Business (Documentary)
Presenter
Tiger Television/BBC21992
Bernard And The Genie
Charles Pinkworth
BBC11991
Mr Bean
Mr Bean / Co-Writer
ITV, HBO and Tiger Television1990 — 1995
Blackadder Goes Forth
Capt. Edmund Blackadder
BBC11989
Blackadder’s Christmas Carol
Various Blackadders
BBC11988
Blackadder The Third
Edmund Blackadder Esq.
BBC11987
Comic Relief
Performer/Director
BBC11986
Blackadder Two
Lord Blackadder
BBC11985
The Black Adder
Edmund Blackadder
BBC11983
Not The Nine O’clock News
Various Roles/Writer
BBC21979 — 1982
Rowan Atkinson Presents…Canned Laughter
Various Roles/Writer
ITV1979

Feature Film

Film

Wonka
Priest
Warner Bros2023
Johnny English Strikes Again
Johnny English
Universal 2018
Johnny English Reborn
Johnny English
Oliver Parker2011
Mr Bean's Holiday
Mr Bean
Steve Bendelack2007
Keeping Mum
Reverend Walter Goodfellow
Niall Johnson2005
Love Actually
Rufus
Richard Curtis2003
Johnny English
Johnny English
Peter Howitt2003
Scooby Doo
Emile Montavarious
Raja Gosnell2002
Rat Race
Enrico Pollini
Jerry Zucker2001
Maybe Baby
Mr James
Ben Elton2000
Blackadder Back & Forth
Various lead
Paul Weiland2000
Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie
Mr Bean
Mel Smith1997
The Lion King
Voice of Zazu
Roger Allers Rob Minkoff1994
Four Weddings And A Funeral
Father Gerald
Mike Newell1994
Hot Shots - Part Deux
Dexter Hayman
Jim Abrahams1993
The Witches
Mr Stringer
Nicolas Roeg1990
The Tall Guy
Ron Anderson
Mel Smith1989
The Appointments Of Dennis Jennings
Dr. Schooner
Dean Parisot1989
Never Say Never Again
Nigel Small-Fawcett
Irvin Kershner1983

Theatre and Live Performance

Quartermaine's Terms
Quartermaine
Wyndhams Theatre, West End2013
Oliver! The Musical
Fagin
Theatre Royal Drury Lane2009
We Are Most Amused
Performer
Wimbledon Theatre2008
Rowan Atkinson
One-man Show
UK Tour,1991
The Sneeze by Anton Chekhov
Performer
Aldwych Theatre, London1988 — 1989
The New Revue with Angus Deayton
Shaftesbury Theatre, London and tours of Australia, New Zealand, the Far East and the UK,1986
Rowan Atkinson At The Atkinson with Angus Deayton
Brookes Atkinson Theatre, Broadway1986
The Nerd by Larry Shue
Performer
Aldwych Theatre, London1984 — 1985
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball
Performer
Live Show, Theatre Royal1981
Revue with Richard Curtis
Himself
The Globe Theatre, London and the Wireworks Theatre, Edinburgh1980 — 1981
The Secret Policeman's Ball
Performer
Live Show, Theatre Royal1979
Beyond A Joke (revue)
Hampstead Theatre, London1978
Student Revues at the Edinburgh Fringe
Writer / Performer
Dundee University Theatre Group, Oxford Theatre Group etc1973 — 1977

Awards

What's On Stage Awards
Winner
Best Actor in a Musical2010

Books

Mr Bean’s Diary
Boxtree
1993

Commercials

Etisalat
Agent 1
2018
Comic Relief British Airways
Himself
2018
Snickers
Mr Bean
AMV - Worldwide2014
Fujifilm
Mr Bean
Worldwide (excl. North America, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand & Japan)1999
Nissan Timo
Mr Bean
Japan,1998
Mars / M&M's
Mr Bean
Worldwide1997
Rema 1000
Mr Bean
Norway,1993
Barclaycard
Richard Latham
UK,1991 — 1996
Eagle Star
Performer
UK,1985
Kronenberg
Various Roles
UK1982

Radio

God's work
Vicars
BBC Radio 42019

News

Rowan Atkinson and the cast of Wonka arrive in London

7th December 2023

A sweet treat by the Thames

A message from Peter Bennett- Jones & the sad cancellation of this years Edinburgh Festival.

3rd April 2020

The Edinburgh Festival and its mighty sprawling Fringe is the corner-stone of many people’s year: performers, technicians , promoters, publicists, venue managers, students, punters,agents and the good burghers of this wonderful city – the world’s capital of culture, artistic endeavour and lager consumption every August since its founding in 1947 to “provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit”

Johnny English Strikes Again: The Official trailer out now!

5th April 2018

The wait is over for the first full trailer for Johnny English Strikes Again

Johnny English 3 Teaser Trailer out today!

4th April 2018

The brand new Johnny English teaser tralier is out today starring Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson stars in Maigret for ITV

18th April 2017

Catch up on the latest installment of Maigret on the ITV Hub now to see Rowan Atkinson star as Detective Jules Maigret Link:

This week’s new live comedy

23rd June 2014

Johnny English Reborn - In Cinemas Now

9th October 2011

Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the improbable secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller Johnny English Reborn

Whatsonstage.com Awards - Rowan Atkinson wins Best Actor in a Musical

15th February 2010

Congratulations to Rowan Atkinson who collected the Best Actor in a Musical Award for his musical theatre debut as Fagin in Oliver

Podcast Guest Appearances

Rowan Atkinso‪n‬: Desert Island Discs
Sue Lawleys castaway this week is the comedy actor Rowan Atkinson who features in the Blackadder saga. An episode of the series was the BBCs entry for this years Golden Rose of Montreux Television Festival.