The legend has more tricks up his sleeve than Mr Bean
Rowan is Eminently Educated
- Encapsulating the diverse genius of the comedy works of Rowan Atkinson, and tracing it back to his Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree is almost unthinkable. He has degrees from two universities – Newcastle University and The Queens college, Oxford. He wrote his MSc Eletrical dissertation on ‘Applications of self-tuning control’.
He has played iconic roles
- His acting career includes much more than most are aware of – his absolutely deadpan delivery – can be enjoyed in all its glory in movies like Johnny English film series (2003-2018), Mr Bean’s holiday (2007), Dead on time (1983) among various others.
He is an introvert
- While he was a class clown in his early teens, he developed a conscience early on in life and chose the path of seclusion.
His portrayal of a man-child with a twist and his teddy is a cute, menacing and wonderful role none could play better.
He started acting
in Oxford University
- You read that right. Rowan started out with sketches in Oxford Experimental Theatre Club, shaped by the comedic gold that came before him. He has depicted exceptional silent, physical comedy roles and authoritative figures who are disinterested in others’ wellbeing with equal expertise and accuracy.
Rowan debuted as a late night comic
- Rowan Atkinson’s thrust to greatness came with his first comedy sketch on BBC – ‘Not the Nine O’Clock News’.
Rowan has starred in a Radio satire
- The greatness goes beyond acting. Rowan has starred in and written a radio show with BBC Radio 3 in 1979 known as ‘The Atkinson People‘. An interview satire where-in Atkinson plays the role of great personalities.
Atkinson believes in Justice and Love for all
As an active citizen of the UK, he led a coalition of actors and writers in an attempt to force a review of the Racial and Religious hatred bill. He has voiced his opinion on topics such as Homophobia and
Rowan is a Big-time Racecar Enthusiast
- Rowan has a keen interest in mean racing cars, he is former owner of an infamously rare McLaren F1. While he loves his Aston Martins and even crashed a V-8 Zagato during a member’s event.
He has a weird aversion to Porsches
He admits not taking a liking to Porsches. He says-
“I have a problem with Porsches. They’re wonderful 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 people.”
Rowan is listed as one of the Top 50 Funniest Actors by ‘The Observer’ in 2005, he could de-seat anyone with his driving skills, being a lorry driving licence holder to ensure employment during his youth and for his interest in lorries.