Happy Birthday, Rowan Atkinson! Rowan Atkinson Birthday is on the 6th of January and this year his 68th birth anniversary will be celebrated. He is a British actor and comedian, mostly known for his famous comedy show Mr. Bean. He appeared in the sitcoms Blackadder (1983–1989) and Mr. Bean (1990–1995) and the Johnny English film series (2003–2018) in the title role. Heartwarming wishes to this legend on his 68th birthday.
Rowan Atkinson Birthday 2023 Date
Rowan Atkinson's full name is Rowan Sebastian Atkinson but is known as Mr. Bean globally. He was born on 6 January 1955 in Newcastle in Tyne, England. He is an English (British) actor and comedian who delighted television and film audiences as Mr. With Bean's comic. This year, Rowan Atkinson birthday will be celebrated on Friday, January 6, 2023.
Rowan Atkinson Biography
On Rowan Atkinson Birthday, take a look at his biography and personal life at a glance to explore unknown things -
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January 1955 in Consett of Country Durham, UK. His father used to run a farm where Rowan grew up with his two elder brothers – Rupert and Rodney. Atkinson was raised an Anglican and attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he gained degrees in electrical engineering. Atkinson likes nothing more than fast car.
Atkinson was named one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy by The Observer in 2003. In 2005, he became one of the top 50 comedians ever in a poll of fellow comedians. Throughout his career he worked closely with screenwriter Richard Curtis and composer Howard Goodall, both met in the 1970s at the Oxford University Dramatic Society.
Atkinson has a gentle face that can change his look from a complete buffoon to a snooty grandee in a few seconds.
Rowan Atkinson Birthplace & Family
On Rowan Atkinson Birthday, let's have a look at his birthplace and family –
Atkinson's birthplace is in Consett, County Durham, England where he was born on 6 January 1955. His father's name is Eric Atkinson, a farmer and company director, and his mother's name is Ella May (née Bainbridge). Rowan was the youngest of four boys; his three older brothers are Paul, who died in infancy; Rodney, a Eurosceptic economist, who narrowly won the 2000 Independence Party leadership election; and Rupert. He married Sunetra Sastry in 1990 and divorced in 2015. He has two children named Benjamin and Lily with his ex-wife.
Rowan Atkinson's Academic Career
On Rowan Atkinson Birthday, learn about his amazing academic career given below –
Atkinson went to Durham Chorister School, a preparatory school, and St Bees School. With top grades at Science A levels, he secured a place at Newcastle University where he gained a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. In 1975 he continued his MSc in Electrical Engineering at The Queen's College, Oxford which made Atkinson an Honorary Fellow in 2006. His MSc thesis was published in 1978 regarding the ways to self-tuning control.
Rowan Atkinson Acting Career
On Rowan Atkinson Birthday, read about his acting career below in a nutshell –
While studying at Newcastle University and Oxford University, he met screenwriter Richard Curtis, with whom he wrote and performed comedy revues. He later wrote and appeared in Not the Nine O’Clock News (1979), which was a huge success and spawned several bestsellers.
He played "Mr. Bean" in the TV series Mr. Bean (1990), however, in addition to Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979), he appeared in several other series, including Blackadder (1982) and Funny Business (1992), etc. His theatrical work included Fagin's role, in the 2009 West End revival of the musical Oliver!
Rowan Atkinson Film Career/ Filmography
Atkinson also appeared in several films including
- Dead on Time (1983)
- Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976)
- Never Say Never Again (1983) and
- The Tall Guy (1989).
- His other film roles include - a bumbling vicar in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), the voice of the red bill horn Zazu in The Lion King (1994), and
- Jewelry retailer's release Rufus in True Love (2003).
He portrayed as "Mr. Bean" in the films Bean (1997) and Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007). Atkinson also appeared in the BBC sitcom The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996) and played the role of the titular character in ITV's Maigret (2016–2017). Johnny English film series (2003–2018) earned him more popularity which was a commercially successful film series. The series includes three films Johnny English (2003), Johnny English Reborn (2011), and Johnny English Strikes Again (2018).
Rowan Atkinson Awards and Honors
On Rowan Atkinson Birthday, have a look at the awards he has achieved till now –
International Emmy Award and British Academy Award for “Best Light Entertainment Programme” of 1980 for his performance in Not the Nine O’Clock News (1979).
“British Academy Award” and named “BBC Personality of the Year” for the performance in the above-mentioned movie.
Apart from the 1981 BAFTA, Atkinson earned an Olivier Award for his performance in the 1981 West End theater role of Rowan Atkinson in Revue.
Atkinson was made a CBE in the 2013 Birthday Honors for services to drama and charity.
Rowan Atkinson Personal Information
Many people around the world, especially his fans, are excited to know about Atkinson's personal life. Therefore, on Rowan Atkinson Birthday, we've described his personal life in a nutshell -
Hometown: Consett, County Durham, England
School: Durham Chorister School, St Bees School
College/University: Newcastle University (BSc)
The Queen's College, Oxford (MSc)
Educational Qualification: BSc (Newcastle University), MSc (The Queen's College, Oxford)
Rowan Atkinson's Religion: Disputed
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Food Habit: Non-Vegetarian
Hobbies: fast cars, racing
Marital Status: Divorced
Partner(s): Louise Ford (2014–present)
Rowan Atkinson Net Worth: approx $150 Million
Rowan Atkinson's Age: 68 (as of 2023)
Rowan Atkinson Physical Stats
On Rowan Atkinson's Birthday, find out his body measurements below –
Rowan Atkinson Height: (approx.) 181 centimeters or 1.81 meters and in Feet Inches- 5'10"
Rowan Atkinson Weight: (approx.) 80 kg (kilogram) or 176 lbs (pounds)
Rowan Atkinson Chest size: 39 inches
Rowan Atkinson Waist size: 34 inches
Rowan Atkinson Eye Color: Hazel
Rowan Atkinson Hair Color: Dark Brown
Rowan Atkinson Birthday is on January 6 and this year he will turn 68. He is undoubtedly one of the most successful comedians on earth. Atkinson is a well-known comic actor and writer who played ‘Mr. Bean’ is based on the hit television series and two feature films of the same name. We wish Rowan Atkinson the best wishes for the upcoming years with lots of success.