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.
2. He is a big fan of fast cars, and he owns many of them, including a McLaren F1 and a Renault GT.
3. When he was young, he used to be the class clown, but later he became quiet and withdrawn.
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”.
5. He has graduated from two universities, the Newcastle University and Oxford University. Well done Mr.Bean, well done!
6. In 1981 he was the youngest one-men show in the West End.
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”.
8. At the beginning of his career he appeared in sketches for BBC, sketches that made him famous.
9. He got involved in two accidents with his McLaren, and the second time, the insurance company paid him 1 million pounds.
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”!
11. Rowan Atkinson is also a writer for “Car Magazine”.
12. He was invited at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
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.
14. During his abounding acting career, he made a lot of money, and his current wealth is estimated to be around $130 million.
15. He is so good on keeping secrets, that not even his friends knew that his wife was pregnant.
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.
17. His passion for driving fast cars, started in childhood when he used to drive his father’s tractor.
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.
19. He suffers from a mild stammer, that is why he is probably that quiet all the time.
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.
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