Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) – Bio, Wiki, Career, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Facts, and More

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Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson, aka Mr. Bean, is a name that needs no introduction. This is the name that 1990s kids knew, and till today, it’s in the limelight and is everyone’s favorite. Mr. Bean is a comic character that has been the apple of everyone’s eye. His sense of humor, comic timing, nonverbal acting, storylines—everything is beyond perfection.
The special thing about this character is that he rarely speaks in any scene; his gestures and acting speak louder than words. In this article, we will discuss everything about the actor behind this iconic character.

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Rowan was born on January 6, 1955, in Consett, County Durham, England, UK. He shares a lovely family of seven members: his father, his mother, and three elder brothers. He is one of the most qualified people in the entertainment industry. After getting his degrees from Newcastle and Oxford Universities, he started his career in screenwriting and comedy.

Rowan Atkinson Bio

He has notable work in radio, TV, films, and theatre. Rowan’s journey started with radio in 1978. He started working with BBC Radio 3 and hosted a comedy show, The Atkinson People. Rowan and Richard Curtis scripted that show and Griff Rhys Jones produced the show. He then moved to TV, theatre, and films and earned huge success, where his sense of humor earned him fame.

Rowan’s most famous and notable works include Not the Nine O’Clock News (1979); Blackadder (1982); Dead on Time (1983); Never Say Never Again (1983); The Tall Guy(1989); and Mr. Bean (1990), a character that rarely speaks but whose gestures and expressions nail the act.

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Sohail Ahmed is also one of the most popular comedians in the sub-continent. His sense of humor has also won millions of hearts.

Social Media Accounts

Mr. Bean is a prevalent character who has won thousands and millions of hearts worldwide. Rowan is present on social media under the name Mr. Bean and has a huge fan following. Let’s see his social media accounts and his fan base:

Instagram9.3M Followers
Facebook138M Followers
Twitter317.3k Followers
YouTube32M Subscribers
TikTok4.6M Followers
WebsiteOfficial Online Store
Rowan Atkinson Comedian

Just like Mr. Bean, Khaby Lame also creates funny and comic videos without dialogues and has millions of fan following.

Wiki Facts

Atkinson is a person who is loved by the audience regardless of gender, age, region, or language. People are always searching for Atkinson’s life, facts, and figures. Here are a few things that the majority of people want to know:

Full NameRowan Sebastian Atkinson
Mr. Bean
Date of BirthJanuary 6, 1955
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Age68 (as of 2023)
BirthplaceConsett, County Durham, England, UK
Home TownDurham, England
Current ResidenceHighbury London, England
Religion Atheist
EducationElectrical and Electronic Engineering
M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering
ProfessionActor, comedian, screenwriter, businessman
Net worth$130 million (estimations)
Weight81 kgs
Height5 feet 11 inches
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorDark Brown
Body TypeSlim and Fit
Body MeasurementsUpdate Soon
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Marital StatusDivorced
GirlfriendLeslie Ash (ex)
SpouseSunetra Sastry (ex)
Louise Ford (ex)
ChildrenBenjamin Atkinson
Lily Atkinson
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Parents and Siblings

Rowan was born and grew up in a loving and supportive family of seven members. He has his father, Eric, a farmer; his mother, Elle May, a housewife; and three brothers, Paul, Rodney, and Rupert. His family supported him at every step of his life.

Rodney is the eldest brother, a British academic, economic, and political journalist and also a businessman; Paul died as an infant; and Rupert is a sports journalist. His family is well-settled and famous for their reasons.

FatherEric Atkinson
MotherElle May Atkinson
Brother(s)Paul Atkinson
Rodney Atkinson
Rupert Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson Daughter

Early Age

Rowan has completed his schooling at Cathedral Choristers’ School, Durham. After intermediate education, he got admission to Newcastle University, earning a degree in Electrical Engineering. After getting a previous degree, he then enrolled at Oxford University and got his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

Moreover, he was studying and paying attention to his comic sense and facial expressions. He started practicing his skills in comics and getting applause from his fellows. Atkinson joined the Experimental Theatre Club and the Oxford University Dramatic Society. Here, he started writing comics and acting, polishing his skills. During his studies at Oxford, he met the actor Richard Curtis and began working with him. This bond proved to be a long-lasting one as they both worked together on many projects. Both performed together at the Edinburgh Festival and won the hearts of thousands.

Rowan Atkinson early age

In 1978, he began working on the radio on a show called The Atkinson People. After that, in 1979, he worked on the TV show Not The Nine O’Clock News and millions of people watched him.


Rowan’s career came into the limelight with the show “Not The Nine O’Clock News“. He won three awards for his performance, including an Emmy Award and two British Academy Awards. The show gained a lot of love from people, giving him a quick career start.

After this successful show, he got the lead role in the most noticeable and one of the most popular BBC shows of the time, Blackaddar, in 1983. This show aired from 1983 to 1989, and he performed the role of Edmund Blackadder.

Rowan Atkinson with Lady Diana

Meanwhile, he also started trying his luck in the film industry and made his debut in the film Never Say Never Again. In this movie, he played a supporting character and again succeeded. He played the lead role in another movie released in the same year, titled Dead On Time. One year, two hit movies—what a great success it was.

In 1990, here comes the legendary show Mr. Bean. This show is a massive success and is the favorite of people regardless of gender, age, region, language, or even country. This speechless, dialogue-less show won billions of hearts, not millions, across the world.

Rowan had been planning this character since his college days. In 1975, he first played the character of the speechless comic who tries to make other people laugh, and his fellows loved the idea and appreciated him well. Many producers thought it would fail due to a lack of dialogue. During that time, he participated in the International Comedy Festival Just For Sirix, held in Canada. Many notable people worldwide also came to the festival. Here, Rowan played the character of Mr. Bean and gathered a huge response and cheers from the audience. This strengthened Rowan’s confidence in his character.

Rowan Atkinson Mr Bean

Through his Mr. Bean character, he gained recognition worldwide. His words about this character were:

Mr. Bean is essentially a child trapped in the body of a man. All cultures identify with children in a similar way, so he has this bizarre global outreach. And 10-year-old boys from different cultures have more in common than 30-year-olds. As we grow up, we acquire this sensibility that divides us.

Mr. Bean

His journey of success became unstoppable and unbeatable. He began writing, acting, and producing the shows. Rowan has an extensive list of his work as a writer, but we will share some of his notable work here. Please have a look:

Canned Laughter1979
Not The Nine O’Clock News1979-1980
Dead On Time1983
The Driven Man1991
Mr. Bean Goes to Premier1991
Rowan Atkinson Live1992
Funny Business1992
Mr. Bean1990-1995
Blackadder Back and Forth1999
Mr. Bean: The Animated Series2002-2016
Mr. Bean’s Holiday2007
Handy Bean2018
Man Vs Bee2022
Rowan Atkinson Theatre

He has produced 2 shows to date i.e.,

  1. Bean – 1997
  2. Mr. Bean: The Animated Series – 2002-2016

Rowan has worked as an actor in many TV shows and films. Here is a brief list of his extensive work:

Canned Laughter1979
The Secret Policeman’s Ball1979
The Innes Books of Records1980
Not The Nine O’Clock News1979-1982
Dead on Time1983
Never Say Never Again1983
Blackadder ll1986
Saturday Night1987
Blackadder The Third1987
Blackadder: The Cavalier Years1987
Comic Relief1988
Balackadder’s Christmas Carol1988
The Tall Guy1989
Blackadder Goes Forth1989
The Witches1990
Just For Laughs1990
Police Station1991
The Bus Stop1991
Going Live1991
Bernard and the Genie1991
Mr. Bean1991-2015
Animated StoryBook: The Lion King1995
The Thin The Blue Line1995-1996
Ohh Nooo! Mr. Bill Presents1998
Comic Relief- Doctor Who – The Curse of Fetal Death1999
Blackadder Back & Forth1999
Maybe Baby2000
Rat Race2001
Johnny English2003
Keeping Mum2005
Mr. Bean’s Holiday2007
Johnny English Reborn2011
Mr. Bean The Animated Series2002-2019
Handy Bean2018-2020
Man vs Bee2022
Rowan Atkinson Zazu Lion King

Rowan is also famous for his voice as the cartoon character Zazu in The Lion King, which was released in 1995 and gained much recognition.

Moreover, Rowan has been featured 14 times for magazine cover photos, given 4 interviews with different channels, and written 7 articles.

Awards and Nominations

Rowan is a worldly recognized face and one of the most talented and loved actors and has won many awards and received many nominations for his exceptional work. He has won 12 awards and 18 nominations—what a huge number!

He was declared as Winner in the following awards:

BAFTA TV Awards, Best Light Entertainment PerformanceBlackadder Goes Forth, 1990
CableAce, Writing an Entertainment SpecialRowan Atkinson Live, 1993
Aftonbladet TV Prize, Best Foreign TV Personality-Male1994
Aftonbladet TV Prize, Best Foreign TV Personality-Male1996
Aftonbladet TV Prize, Best Foreign TV Personality-Male1998
Telvis Awards, Foreigner Male TV Performer2002
EMMA, Humanitarian AwardMr. Bean Funeral, 2015
EMMA, Best Film ActorMaigret Sets a Trap – Maigret’s Dead Man, 2016
EMMA, Best Film ActorMaigret: Night at the Crossroads – Maigret in Montmartre, 2017
YouTube Creator Awards, Diamond Creator Award2018
EMMA, Lifetime Achievement Award2020
Rowan Atkinson Awards

Here is a list of the award shows for which he was nominated but didn’t win:

  • BAFTA TV Awards
  • National Film Awards, UK
  • Irina Palm d’Or
  • AARP Movies for Grownups Awards
  • Phoenics Film Critics Society Awards
  • European Film Awards
  • National Television Awards, UK
  • CableAce Awards
  • American Comedy Awards, USA
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Marital Status

Rowan got married in 1990 to Sunetra Sastry. Both met at the BBC, where Sunetra was working as a makeup artist. They met in 1980 and became friends, and after 10 years of friendship, they got married in 1990.

The couple, who are very cute, have two children: a daughter and a son. Benjamin Atkinson, the son, was born in 1993, followed by Lily Atkinson, the daughter, in 1995. They remained close until their separation in 2014 and then the couple got divorced in 2015, right after a year of separation.

Rowan Atkinson Wife


In 2015, Rowan met another comedian, Louise Ford. They were acting in a comedy play where they fell for each other. At the time of their affair, Rowan was 58 years old, and Ford was 32. Rowan got separated from his wife in 2014 and then divorced in 2015 just for her girlfriend, Ford.

Ford also broke up with James Acaster, who was also a comedian at the time. After breaking up, she made her relationship with Rowan, and the couple had a child in 2017.

Rowan Atkinson Girlfriend

Net worth

Mr. Bean has never disclosed his net worth on any platform, yet many sources have estimated his net worth. According to some reports, his net worth is around 130 million dollars. This information is a rough estimation; accurate information will be updated when Rowan discloses it.

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Source of income

Rowan’s sources of income from the start of his career are listed below:

  • Acting
  • Screenwriting
  • Radio
  • Films
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Business
Rowan Atkinson Family


There is very little information available related to his favorite things to do. However, the things that he has shared are as follows:

Favorite ColorBlack
Favorite DestinationGoa
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Being famous is not easy. A celebrity has to fight for his or her career and has to face a lot of troubles and controversies. Rowan has also faced some controversies, but his struggles and success overcame all of them. Nothing proved to be strong before his success.

Rowan Atkinson Screenwriter

Interesting Facts

Here are some interesting facts about Rowan:

  • Rowan was suffering from Stammar for a long time. It is a medical condition in which victims have some difficulties while talking and pronouncing some words.
  • He is a big lover of luxurious and sports cars and owns many of them.
  • Rowan has participated in many car racing events.
  • Atkinson has earned a Heavy Goods Vehicles license.
  • He has written 7 articles to date.
  • Rowan has a partnership with Tiger Aspect, a production company
  • The show Mr. Bean is a series in which there are few or no dialogues.
  • Rowan was planning the character Mr. Bean from 1975 and the show was aired in 1990.
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