Happy Birthday Rowan Atkinson!
Comedian, actor, and screenwriter who was listed as one of the fifty funniest actors in British comedy by The Observer. His character, Mr. Bean, gained him a large following in England and the United States. In 1983, he appeared in the James Bond film, Never Say Never Again.
His childhood influences included Charlie Chaplin and Peter Sellers. He earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from Oxford University.
He retired his beloved character, Mr. Bean, in 2012.
He got married to make up artist Sunestra Sastry in 1990. Actor Stephen Fry was his best man at his wedding. He has a son named Benjamin and a daughter named Lily.
He starred in the 2001 comedy film, Rat Race, with Whoopi Goldberg.