Birthday: 6th January
Rowan Atkinson is an English actor, comedian and writer. He played the title roles on the sitcoms Blackadder (1983–1989) and Mr. Bean (1990–1995), and the film series Johnny English (2003–2018). Atkinson first came to prominence in the BBC sketch comedy show Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979–1982), receiving the 1981 British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance.
His other film work includes the James Bond film Never Say Never Again (1983) and voicing the red-billed hornbill Zazu in The Lion King (1994). He portrayed Mr. Bean in the film adaptations Bean (1997) and Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007). His work in theatre includes the role of Fagin in the 2009 West End revival of the musical Oliver!.
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WATCH ROWAN ATKINSON THIS WEEK...
FILMS: Johnny English Reborn (2011) / Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)
Easter Sunday, Film 4, 2:45pm, Monday 10th April, ITV, 2:00pm
Comedy adventure starring our Actor of the Week, Rowan Atkinson. When a plot comes to light to assassinate the Chinese premier, hapless operative Johnny English, currently honing his combat skills in a remote region of Tibet, is hurriedly called back to MI7.
Jan (Age 11) - ★★★★★
"I loved it. My favourite part is when Johnny English blows up the lift thing. I'm still laughing at it now after I've seen it."
Spy comedy starring Rowan Atkinson. Bumbling MI7 agent Johnny English has found a new life as a geography teacher. But when a cyber attack exposes Britain's spooks, he is forced to come out of retirement, and enlists his former sidekick Jeremy to help him flush out the hacker responsible.
Bean (1997) - Tuesday 11th April, Sky Cinema Comedy, 6:20pm Scooby-Doo (2002) - Wednesday 12th April, Sky Cinema Adventure, 4:00pm
ON AMAZON PRIME (& NETFLIX)
Mr. Bean (1990 - 1995 TV)
The Lion King (1994)
Make sure you are booked in for this week's DRAMA CLASSES
Mix Up Theatre provide drama classes Online for anyone aged 12-18 (can be based anywhere!)
and in-person drama classes for ages 3-18 throughout Scotland.