If you are hearing the name Rowan Atkinson for the very first time, don't worry, it is enough to say just one name i.e. Mr. Bean! I have grown up while watching Rowan not only acting in his series of the show Mr. Bean but also in the animated version of the same.
Born on January 6, 1955, Rowan has made a mark in the minds of not only the children but also across all the ages proving that acting does not always need words or dialogues. The English Comedian may have more than 50 acting credits on his resume but he is our favorite as rubber-faced Mr. Bean only.
So, let us sniff out some interesting and unknown facts about our all time favorite Mr. Bean.
Although Mr. Bean made his debut on the television on January 1, 1990, Rowan Atkinson had begun developing the character a decade earlier, while he was pursuing his electrical engineering.
When Atkinson was young, he used to be a class clown, but he started remaining withdrawn and quiet by the time he entered his pre-teens.
He was listed among the 50 funniest actors in the British industry by the 'British Newspaper The Observer.'
Tony Blair was a schoolmate of Rowan Atkinson while attending Durham Choristers School.
And despite being known as Mr. Bean, he has also starred in a comedy show series of BBC Radio called the Atkinson People. Also, at the beginning of the career, Atkinson has also appeared in several movies and shows which made his famous.
One of his greatest passions was for cars. He even mentioned it once that when he got a Class 1 license to drive a lorry was one of his best moments.
His fondness for big cars had originated from his childhood when he used to drive his father's tractor. And talking about his love for cars, we have already seen a green car playing a significant role in his series also.
Rowan doesn't like the car brand Porche for which he said once,"I have a problem with Porsches. They're fantastic cars, but I know I could never live with one. Somehow, the typical Porsche people – and I wish them no ill – are not, I feel, my kind of individuals."
He used to write occasionally for some British car magazines. He was a screenwriter as well.
He was one of the guests at the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla as well as of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Also, he was taciturn in nature because he has always suffered from a mild stammer. He hardly spoke, and this might be the very reason why he chose his fame character Mr. Bean to be in the form of mime.
The comedian dated the actress Leslie Ash, earlier in his career. Despite having a very unromantic nature, he did have some deep romantic feelings back then and had also planted ash and rowan trees at a house he bought.