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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Rowan Atkinson

18 June 2015

20 Things you didn’t know about Rowan Atkinson

If you are not familiar with this name, than it impossible to not recognize him by Mr. Bean. He is definitely one of the funniest man alive, and he entertained us over the years with his iconic role. Here are the 20 things you didn’t know about Rowan Atkinson!

Rowan Atkinson is well known for his continuous struggle to keep his life private, and we know so much about the character on screen, but so little about his life off-screen.

The contrast between Mr. Bean and Rowan Atkinson is undeniable. Mr. Bean is goofy and clumsy, compared to Rowan Atkinson, which is serious and well-educated.

Prepare yourself to find out some interesting facts about an actor that managed to put a smile even on the grumpiest face! Here are the 20 things you didn’t know about Rowan Atkinson!

1. The British actor Rowan Atkinson went to school with Tony Blair, and they were classmates.

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Tony Blair; via independent.md

2. He is a big fan of fast cars, and he owns many of them, including a McLaren F1 and a Renault GT.

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson; via www.celebritycarsblog.com

3. When he was young, he used to be the class clown, but later he became quiet and withdrawn.

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson; via www.celebritycarsblog.com

4. Rowan Atkinson once declared “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 my kind of people”.

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson; via martidoon.com

5. He has graduated from two universities, the Newcastle University and Oxford University. Well done Mr.Bean, well done!

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson; via www.theweek.co.uk

6. In 1981 he was the youngest one-men show in the West End.

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson; via www.youtube.com

7. He is a big James Bond fan, and his career as an actor started when he was chosen to play a supporting character in the Bond movie, “Never Say Never”.

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson; via www.youtube.com

8. At the beginning of his career he appeared in sketches for BBC, sketches that made him famous.

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson; via www.bbc.co.uk

9. He got involved in two accidents with his McLaren, and the second time, the insurance company paid him 1 million pounds.

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson’s car after the accident; via community.ebay.ca

10. His ex-wife once said that when they were on their first date, Atkinson was very quiet, and the only thing he said was “pass me the ketchup”!

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson and his family; via www.reddit.com

11. Rowan Atkinson is also a writer for “Car Magazine”.

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Car Magazine; via www.peter-allen-design.com

12. He was invited at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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Atkinson and his wife; via ist25.com

13. In 2013 he was honored with a great title by Queen Elizabeth the II. She named him Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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Atkinson and Queen Elizabeth; via www.zimbio.com

14. During his abounding acting career, he made a lot of money, and his current wealth is estimated to be around $130 million.

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson; via www.zimbio.com

15. He is so good on keeping secrets, that not even his friends knew that his wife was pregnant.

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Atkinson and his wife; via www.zimbio.com

16. At first, the name of his most notorious character was Mr. White, and later was changed to Mr. Cauliflower, and finally to Mr. Bean.

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Mr. Bean; via freeenglishlessonplans.com

17. His passion for driving fast cars, started in childhood when he used to drive his father’s tractor.

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson; via german.fansshare.com

18. One of his most notorious movie scene, was the one that he was driving his car from a chair on top of the roof.

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Mr. Bean; via www.youtube.com

19. He suffers from a mild stammer, that is why he is probably that quiet all the time.

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Rowan Atkinson; via www.fanpop.com

20. When he was on a plane to Africa with his family, the pilot passed out, and Atkinson managed to keep the plane in control, until the pilot woke up.

Things you didn't know about Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson; via www.hdwalls.xyz

This concludes our today’s article about 20 things you didn’t know about Rowan Atkinson, and we hope you enjoyed it!

So, what is your favorite scene with Mr. Bean? For any other opinions, leave them in the comment section below!

If you like our article, check out: ROWAN ATKINSON CRASHED HIS MCLAREN F1 TWICE BUT SUCCEEDED IN SELLING IT FOR THE PRICE OF £8MILLION