In 1979 the satirical television show Not the Nine O’Clock News introduced him to millions of British viewers, and in 1981 he became the youngest person at the time to have had a one-man show in London’s .In 1983 the first installment of Blackadder, written by Atkinson and Curtis, slithered onto British TV screens.While attending Oxford, he began working with actor Richard Curtis and composer Howard Goodall, and together they ventured to the .
Bean hit the big screen in the motion picture , in which the eponymous antihero takes on France.
Despite his successes, the fiercely private Atkinson insisted that he was not a funny man.
Transcending both the traditional boundaries of English humour and the verbal repartee of Blackadder, the working-class Bean attracted millions of devotees.
Atkinson acknowledged the influence of French film actor in the creation of the role: Tati’s recurring character Monsieur Hulot displayed a similarly wordless comic ineptitude in his films of the mid-20th century. Bean won the 1990 Montreux Festival Golden Rose, a 1991 International Emmy for best popular arts program, and a 1994 American Cable Ace Award.
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January, 1955, in Consett, Co.
Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson.She wore her brunette locks down and wavy, with her holding on to a brown shoulder bag as they were surrounded by photographers.The pair went public with their romance around 12 months ago, after meeting during a production of comedy, Quatermaine's Terms.According to, Rowan was not present at the hearing where the court was told that the couple were divorcing over the actor's "unreasonable behaviour".CLICK TO VIEW FULL GALLERY Rowan Atkinson and Sunetra Sastry have two children together Rowan married Sunetra in February 1990, although they had met years before while Sunetra was working as make-up artist with the BBC.Despite the 28 year age gap, 60-year-old Rowan and 32-year-old Louise Ford, looked head over heels for one another on Monday as they were pictured leaving the American Buffalo opening night after party in London.