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Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson promoting the film Bean in 1997
Rowan Atkinson promoting the film Bean in 1997
Born January 6, 1955 (1955-01-06) (age 53)
Consett, County Durham
Influences Peter Sellers, Charlie Chaplin
Influenced Steve Pemberton
Spouse Sunetra Sastry (1990-)
BAFTA Awards
Best Light Entertainment Performance
1981 Not the Nine O'Clock News
1990 Blackadder Goes Forth
Best Light Entertainment Performance
Nominated:
1994 Mr Bean
1992 Mr Bean
1988 Blackadder The Third
1983 Not the Nine O'Clock News
Best Comedy (Programme or Series)
Nominated:
1992 Mr Bean

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born 6 January 1955) is an English comedian, actor and writer, famous for his title roles in the British television comedies Blackadder and Mr. Bean. He has been listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy,[1] and amongst the top 50 comedy acts ever in a 2005 poll of fellow comedians.[2] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1170x1157, 232 KB) Description: Rowan Atkinson. ... Bean (also known as Mr. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... , Consett is a medium-sized town in the northwest of County Durham, England, and is the administrative centre of the district of Derwentside. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... This article is about the British actor. ... Charles Chaplin redirects here. ... Steve Pemberton Steve Pemberton (b. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Not the Nine OClock News is a comedy television programme that was shown on the BBC, broadcast from 1979 to 1982. ... Blackadder Goes Forth was the fourth and final series of the BBC situation comedy Blackadder, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, which aired from 28 September to 2 November 1989. ... Mr. ... Mr. ... Blackadder the Third was the third series of the BBC situation comedy Blackadder, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, which aired from 17 September 1987 to 22 October 1987. ... Not the Nine OClock News is a comedy television programme that was shown on the BBC, broadcast from 1979 to 1982. ... Mr. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For the documentary about Jerry Seinfeld, see Comedian (film). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... For other uses, see Blackadder (disambiguation). ... For the animated television series of the same name, see Mr. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...

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Early life

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born in Consett, County Durham in 1955.[3] His parents were Eric Steven Atkinson, a farmer and company director, and his wife Ella Ingrid May (née Bambridge), who married on 29 June 1945.[3] He has two elder brothers, Rodney Atkinson, a eurosceptic economist who narrowly lost the United Kingdom Independence Party leadership election in 2000, and Rupert "The Bear" Atkinson.[4][5] , Consett is a medium-sized town in the northwest of County Durham, England, and is the administrative centre of the district of Derwentside. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... For other uses, see Farmer (disambiguation). ... Née redirects here. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Rodney Atkinson is a British eurosceptic conservative academic, political & economic commentator, journalist and author. ... Euroscepticism has become a general term for opposition to the process of European integration. ... Alan Greenspan, former chairman, United States Federal Reserve. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced ) is a British political party. ...


Atkinson was raised Anglican.[6] He was educated at Durham Choristers School, followed by St Bees School, and studied electrical engineering at Newcastle University.[7] He continued with an MSc at The Queen's College, Oxford, first achieving notice at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1976.[7] At Oxford, he also acted and performed early sketches for the Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS), the Oxford Revue and the Experimental Theatre Club (ETC), meeting writer Richard Curtis[7] and composer Howard Goodall, with whom he would continue to collaborate during his career. The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... The Chorister School is a pre-preparatory and preparatory day and boarding school for ages 4-13 in Durham, England. ... St Bees School, Cumbria, situated in a rural location on the edge of the Lake District in the village of St Bees on the Cumbrian coast, is an independent school. ... Electrical Engineers design power systems. ... Newcastle University is a British university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England. ... Look up MSC in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... College name The Queens College Collegii Reginae Named after Queen Philippa of Hainault Established 1341 Sister College Pembroke College Provost Sir Alan Budd JCR President Vishal Mashru Undergraduates 350 MCR President Matthias Range Graduates 133 Homepage Boatclub High Street entrance to Queens College from the main quad. ... Categories: Festival stubs | Edinburgh ... The Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS) is the principal funding body and provider of theatrical services to the many independent student productions put on by students in Oxford, England. ... The Oxford Revue is a sketch comedy group featuring students from Oxford University. ... The Experimental Theatre Club (ETC) is a student dramatic society at Oxford University. ... Richard Curtis in London, 1999 Richard Curtis CBE, (born 8 November 1956), is a New Zealand-born British screenwriter, best known for the TV programmes Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley as well as movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually. ... Howard Goodall (b. ...


Career

Television

After university, Atkinson toured with Angus Deayton as his straight man in an act that was eventually filmed for a television show. After the success of the show, he did a one-off pilot for ITV in 1979 called Canned Laughter. Atkinson then went on to do Not the Nine O'Clock News, produced by his friend John Lloyd. He starred on the show along with Pamela Stephenson, Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith, and was one of the main sketch writers. Gordon Angus Deayton (born January 6, 1956) is an English comic actor and television presenter. ... This article is about the comedy duo. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... Not the Nine OClock News is a comedy television programme that was shown on the BBC, broadcast from 1979 to 1982. ... John Lloyd (born 1951 in Dover, England; birth name: John Hardress Wilfred Lloyd), British comedy writer and producer. ... Pamela Stephenson also known as Pamela Stephenson Connolly, (born December 4, 1949 in Takapuna, Auckland) is a New Zealand-Australian clinical psychologist and former actress and comedian, now resident in New York, New York, USA. // After attending the University of New South Wales and then Australias National Institute of... Griff Rhys Jones (born 16 November 1953) is a British comedian, writer and actor. ... Mel Smith Mel Smith is an English actor, film director, writer, producer born in London on December 3, 1952) He attended New College, Oxford. ...


The success of Not the Nine O'Clock News led to his starring in the medieval sitcom The Black Adder, which he also co-wrote with Richard Curtis, in 1983. Despite a mixed reception, a second series was written, this time by Curtis and Ben Elton, and first screened in 1985. Blackadder II followed the fortunes of one of the descendants of Atkinson's original character, this time in the Elizabethan era. The same pattern was repeated in two sequels Blackadder the Third (1987) (set in the Regency era), and Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) (set in World War I). The Blackadder series went on to become one of the most successful BBC situation comedies of all time, spawning longer television specials including Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988) and Blackadder: The Cavalier Years (1988). The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... The second series of Blackadder was set in Elizabethan England, starring (left to right) Tony Robinson as Baldrick, Rowan Atkinson as Edmund, Lord Blackadder, and Tim McInnerny as Lord Percy Percy. ... Richard Curtis in London, 1999 Richard Curtis CBE, (born 8 November 1956), is a New Zealand-born British screenwriter, best known for the TV programmes Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley as well as movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually. ... Benjamin Charles Elton (born 3 May 1959) is an English comedian, writer and director. ... Blackadder II was the second series of the BBC situation comedy Blackadder, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, which aired from 9 January 1986 to 20 February 1986. ... Elizabethan redirects here. ... Blackadder the Third was the third series of the BBC situation comedy Blackadder, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, which aired from 17 September 1987 to 22 October 1987. ... The English Regency, or simply the Regency, is a name given to the period from 1811 to 1820 in the history of England. ... Blackadder Goes Forth was the fourth and final series of the BBC situation comedy Blackadder, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, which aired from 28 September to 2 November 1989. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Blackadder (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... Blackadder in Blackadders Christmas Carol Blackadders Christmas Carol (1988) is a one-off episode of Blackadder, a parody of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. ... The second series of Blackadder was set in Elizabethan England, starring (left to right) Tony Robinson as Baldrick, Rowan Atkinson as Edmund, Lord Blackadder, and Tim McInnerny as Lord Percy Percy. ...


Atkinson's other famous creation, the hapless Mr. Bean, first appeared on New Years Day in 1990 in a half-hour special for Thames Television. The character of Mr. Bean has been likened somewhat to a modern-day Charlie Chaplin. During this time, Atkinson appeared at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal in 1987 and 1989. Several sequels to Mr. Bean appeared on television in the 1990s, and it eventually made into a major motion picture in 1997. Entitled Bean, it was directed by Mel Smith, his former co-star from Not the Nine O'Clock News. A second movie was released in 2007 entitled Mr. Bean's Holiday. For the animated television series of the same name, see Mr. ... Thames Television was a franchise holder of the British ITV television network, serving London on weekdays between 1968 and 1992. ... Charles Chaplin redirects here. ... Just for Laughs (in French Juste Pour Rire) is a comedy festival held each July in Montreal, Quebec. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Bean, also known as Mr. ... Mr. ...


Atkinson has fronted campaigns for Hitachi electrical goods, Fujifilm, and Give Blood. Most famously, he appeared as a hapless and error-prone espionage agent in a long-running series for Barclaycard, on which character his title role in Johnny English was based. In May 2008 he appeared in the BBC documentary series Comedy Map of Britain. It has been suggested that Hitachi Works be merged into this article or section. ... Fujifilm Holdings Corporation or Fujifilm ) is a Japanese company known for its photographic film and cameras. ... Blood donation is a process by which a blood donor voluntarily has blood drawn for storage in a blood bank for subsequent use in a blood transfusion. ... Spy and Secret agent redirect here. ... Barclaycard logo Barclaycard is a global credit provider (credit cards and loans) owned by Barclays plc in the UK. The Barclaycard was the first credit card introduced in the UK, coming into service in 1966. ... Johnny English is a British comic film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre, released in 2003. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ...


Film

Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean, in Brussels, next to the Manneken Pis.
Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean, in Brussels, next to the Manneken Pis.

Atkinson's film career began in 1983 with a supporting part in the James Bond movie Never Say Never Again and a leading role in Dead on Time with Nigel Hawthorne. He appeared in former Not the Nine O'Clock News co-star Mel Smith's directorial debut The Tall Guy in 1989. He also appeared alongside Anjelica Huston and Mai Zetterling in Roald Dahl's The Witches in 1990. In 1993 he played the part of Dexter Hayman in Hot Shots! Part Deux, a parody of Rambo III starring Charlie Sheen. This article is about the settlement itself. ... Manneken Pis of Brussels in the nude Manneken Pis (little man piss in English), is a Brussels landmark. ... This article is about the spy series. ... For the song by the Bee Gees, see Odessa (album). ... Dead on Time (1983) is a British comedy movie. ... Sir Nigel Hawthorne, CBE (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was a renowned English actor. ... Thompson as Kate. ... Anjelica Huston (born July 8, 1951) is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress and former fashion model. ... Mai Zetterling (May 24, 1925-March 17, 1994) is an actress; she was born in Sweden and died in the United Kingdom from cancer, and lived for a time in Australia. ... Roald Dahl (IPA: ]) (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a Welsh novelist, short story writer and screenwriter, who rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the worlds bestselling authors. ... The Witches is a 1990 film based on the book of the same name by British author, Roald Dahl. ... Hot Shots! Part Deux is a 1993 comedy spoof film, and a sequel to the 1991 comedy Hot Shots! Directed again by Jim Abrahams, the film again stars Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Richard Crenna, Brenda Bakke, Miguel Ferrer, Ryan Stiles, Rowan Atkinson, and Jerry Haleva. ... Rambo III, is an American action film released on May 25, 1988. ... Charles Irwin Sheen (born September 3, 1965) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ...


Atkinson, with his turn as a verbally bumbling vicar, gained further recognition in the 1994 hit Four Weddings and a Funeral. That same year he featured in Walt Disney's The Lion King as Zazu the Hornbill. Atkinson continued to appear in supporting roles in successful comedies, including Rat Race (2001), Scooby-Doo (2002), and Love Actually (2003). Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... This article is about Disneys 1994 film. ... Genera Aceros Anorrhinus Anthracoceros Buceros Bucorvus Ceratogymna (=Bycanistes) Ocyceros Penelopides Tockus Hornbills (Family Bucerotidae) are a group of birds whose bill is shaped like a cows horn, but without a twist, sometimes with a casque on the upper mandible. ... Rat Race is a 2001 comedy film (not to be confused with The Rat Race of 1960) directed by Jerry Zucker. ... Scooby-Doo is a 2002 live-action film, based on the popular Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon of the same name. ... Love Actually is a romantic comedy first released in cinemas in October and November 2003. ...


In addition to his supporting roles, Atkinson has also had success as a leading man. His television character Mr. Bean debuted on the big screen in 1997 with Bean to international success. A sequel, Mr. Bean's Holiday, was released in March 2007 and may be the last time he plays the character.[8] He has also starred in the James Bond parody Johnny English in 2003. Keeping Mum (2005, released in the U.S. in 2006) was a departure for Atkinson, starring in a straight role. Bean, also known as Mr. ... Mr. ... Johnny English is a British comic film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre, released in 2003. ... This article is about the 2005 film. ...


Comedic style

One of his better-known trademark comic devices is over-articulation of the "B" sound, such as his pronunciation of "Bob" in a Blackadder episode. A comedic device is used in comedy to write humor in a common structure. ... Bob is a pseudonym used by two characters in the sitcom Blackadder, both female and played by Gabrielle Glaister. ... For other uses, see Blackadder (disambiguation). ...


Atkinson's style is often visually-based. This visual style, which has been compared to Charlie Chaplin, sets Atkinson apart as most modern television and film comedies rely heavily on dialogue, and stand-up comedy is mostly based on monologues. This talent for visual comedy has led to Atkinson being called "the man with the rubber face". Charles Chaplin redirects here. ...


Stage

In early 2008 it was confirmed that Atkinson would fulfil a lifelong ambition and take on the role of Fagin in Lionel Bart's musical Oliver! which will be produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh. He was quoted as saying, "In the 1980s I enjoyed doing a lot of West End theatre and since then have been distracted very much by Mr Bean and film-making. I had been thinking for some time about returning to the stage, and the idea of the role of Fagin has long intrigued me. I even had the part in a school production."[9] The production will open in early December 2008. The roles of Nancy and Oliver will be selected by the British public in a TV reality competition on the show I'd Do Anything. An etching by George Cruikshank titled Fagin in the condemned Cell, November 1838. ... Lionel Bart (1930-1999) was a British composer of songs musicals, best known for Oliver! Bart was born Lionel Begleiter in London to Galician Jews, and grew up in Stepney. ... This article is about the musical. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is a highly successful English composer of musical theatre, and also the elder brother of cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. ... Sir Cameron Mackintosh (born 17 October 1946) is a successful British theatrical producer. ... Nancy is the sympathetic lover of Bill Sykes in the novel Oliver Twist, in its film versions, and in the stage and film version of the musical Oliver!. She was corrupted at the age of six by Fagin, the seemingly lovable but heartless villain who persuades otherwise innocent youths to...


Personal life

Marriage and children

Atkinson married Sunetra Sastry in 1990, having met her professionally on the set of Blackadder. They married quietly at the Russian Tea Room in New York City, U.S., with Stephen Fry acting as the best man. The couple have two children, Lily and Benjamin, and live in the Northamptonshire village of Apethorpe in England. For other uses, see Blackadder (disambiguation). ... Sydney Pollack and Dustin Hoffman at the Russian Tea Room in Tootsie The Russian Tea Room between the Metropolitan and Carnegie Hall Towers The Russian Tea Room is a restaurant in New York City, located at 150 West 57th Street between Carnegie Hall Tower and Metropolitan Tower. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, writer, actor, humourist, novelist, columnist, filmmaker and television personality. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Apethorpe Hall in 1829 Apethorpe is a village and civil parish in the East Northamptonshire district of Northamptonshire, England, between Corby and Peterborough. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Politics

In June 2005, Atkinson led a coalition of the UK's most prominent actors and writers, including Nicholas Hytner and Ian McEwan, to the British Parliament in an attempt to force a review of the controversial Racial and Religious Hatred Bill — on the grounds that the Bill would give religious groups a "weapon of disproportionate power" whose threat would engender a culture of self-censorship among artists. Nicholas Hytner (born May 7, 1956) is an award-winning British theatrical and opera producer and director. ... Ian McEwan CBE (born June 21, 1948) is a British novelist. ... The Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (citation 2006 c. ...


Cars

With an estimated wealth of £100 million, Atkinson is able to indulge his passion for cars that began with driving his mother's Morris Minor around the family farm. He has written for the British magazines Car and Evo. Car redirects here. ... Later Morris Minor Van with aftermarket rear side windows Morris Minor Traveller (estate) Morris Minor Rally The revolutionary Morris Minor (the prototype was called Mosquito) was launched at the Earls Court Motor Show on 20 September, 1948. ... Evo magazine is a British car magazine dedicated to performance cars, from hot hatches to supercars. ...


Atkinson also holds a UK LGV licence, gained because lorries held a fascination for him, and to ensure employment as a young actor. Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) is the new formal term in the United Kingdom for goods vehicles (i. ...


A lover of and participant in car racing, he appeared as racing driver Henry Birkin in the television play Full Throttle in 1995. In 1991, he starred in the self-penned Driven Man, a series of sketches featuring Atkinson driving around London trying to solve his car-fetish, and discussing it with taxi drivers, policemen, used-car salesmen and psychotherapists.[10] Tim Birkin — one of the Bentley Boys. ...


Atkinson's car collection is dominated by Aston Martins, including the DB7 Vantage used in Johnny English. His Aston Martin V8 Zagato, featuring a novelty registration plate, was driven by his character Dexter in the film The Tall Guy. Atkinson was cited for speeding in the car, just as his character was in the movie. He also received a driving ban as a result of the incident.[11] He also races in his V8 Zagato, from which he escaped unhurt after crashing it into a barrier at an Aston Martin Owners Club event in Croft Circuit in 2001. He is reported to have placed an advanced order for a Morgan Aero Max, which costs £110,000.[citation needed] Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is an English manufacturer of luxury performance cars, whose headquarters are at Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. ... The Aston Martin DB7 was a grand tourer made by Aston Martin from September 1994 to December 2003. ... Johnny English is a British comic film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre, released in 2003. ... The V8 Zagato model Aston Martin was a GT car of the 1980s. ... Thompson as Kate. ... The AMOC is one of the oldest one-make clubs, one of the largest with world-wide membership and one of the leaders. ... Croft Circuit is a motor racing circuit in North Yorkshire, England. ... The Morgan Motor Company is a British motor car manufacturer. ...


Atkinson has raced in other cars, including a Renault 5 GT Turbo for two seasons for its one make series. He owns one McLaren F1, which was involved in an accident with an Austin Metro.[12] Other cars he owns include an Audi A8,[13] a Honda Civic Hybrid[14], and a Bugatti Veyron. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The McLaren F1 was formerly the fastest street legal production car in the world, holding this record from 1994 to 2005, the longest period the record has been held by any street legal or production car in the history of automobiles. ... 1989 MG Metro Turbo The Rover Metro was a hatchback automobile of supermini size, originally launched in 1980 as the Austin Mini Metro (miniMETRO to give the official badging), intended to replace the Mini. ... The Audi A8 is a full-size luxury car built by the German automaker Audi to replace the V8 model as its flagship offering. ... Main article: Honda Civic The Honda Civic Hybrid is a hybrid version of the Honda Civic sedan. ... The Bugatti Veyron 16. ...


One car he will not own is a Porsche: "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. I don't go around saying that Porsches are a pile of dung, but I do know that psychologically I couldn't handle owning one."[15] He appeared to relent from this position when reviewing a Porsche 965 for Car magazine in the early 1990s.[citation needed] This article is about the auto company. ...


Television appearances

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Filmography

Year Title Role
1981 Fundamental Frolics Himself
The Secret Policeman's Ball Various Roles
1982 The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself & Various Roles
1983 Dead on Time Bernard Fripp
Never Say Never Again Nigel Small-Fawcett
1989 The Appointments of Dennis Jennings Dr. Schooner
The Tall Guy Ron Anderson
1990 The Witches Mr. Stringer
1993 Hot Shots! Part Deux Dexter Hayman
1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral Father Gerald
The Lion King Zazu (voice)
1997 Bean Mr. Bean
2000 Maybe Baby Mr. James
2001 Rat Race Enrico Pollini
2002 Scooby-Doo Emile Mondavarious
2003 Johnny English Johnny English
Love Actually Rufus
2005 Keeping Mum Reverend Walter Goodfellow
2007 Mr. Bean's Holiday Mr. Bean

// January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... The Secret Policemans Ball is the collective name for a series of fund raising performances featuring big-name comedians and musicians and other celebrities, held at various London venues, and once at a Nottingham television studio, to raise money for (and awareness of) Amnesty International. ... // This is the year of film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which will become the highest grossing movie for almost 15 years (until Titanic), earning double or triple against any major film of the 1980s. ... The Secret Policemans Other Ball was the fourth of the benefit shows staged by the British Section of Amnesty International to raise funds for its research and campaign work in the human rights field. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... For the song by the Bee Gees, see Odessa (album). ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... This short film, directed by Dean Parisot and written by and starring Steven Wright, won the 1988 Academy Award for Live Action Short Film. ... Thompson as Kate. ... The year 1990 in film involved some significant events. ... The Witches is a 1990 film based on the book of the same name by British author, Roald Dahl. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... Hot Shots! Part Deux is a 1993 comedy spoof film, and a sequel to the 1991 comedy Hot Shots! Directed again by Jim Abrahams, the film again stars Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Richard Crenna, Brenda Bakke, Miguel Ferrer, Ryan Stiles, Rowan Atkinson, and Jerry Haleva. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. ... This article is about Disneys 1994 film. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Bean, also known as Mr. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... Maybe Baby is a 2000 British film, written and directed by Ben Elton based upon his book Inconceivable, starring Hugh Laurie, Joely Richardson. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... For the similarly named 1960 film, see The Rat Race. ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... Scooby-Doo is a 2002 live-action film, based on the popular Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon of the same name. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... Johnny English is a British comic film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre, released in 2003. ... Love Actually is a romantic comedy first released in cinemas in October and November 2003. ... The year 2005 in film involved some significant events. ... This article is about the 2005 film. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... Mr. ...

Live Show

  • Rowan Atkinson Live (2007), a DVD release of a filmed 1991 performance in Boston

Discography

Albums

Rowan Atkinson Live In Belfast is a live album from British comedian Rowan Atkinson. ...

Compilations

  • The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979)
  • Not The Nine O'Clock News – The Album (1980)
  • We Are Most Amused: The Best of British Comedy (1981)

Awards

Variety, the Childrens Charity was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 10, 1927 when a group of eleven men involved in show business set up a social club which they named the Variety Club. On Christmas Eve 1928, a small baby was left on the steps of a movie... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ...

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NAME Atkinson, Rowan
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SHORT DESCRIPTION Comedian, actor, writer
DATE OF BIRTH 6 January 1955
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Rowan Atkinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1217 words)
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born January 6, 1955 in Consett, County Durham, England) is an English comedian, actor and writer best known for playing the title role in the British television comedy Mr.
Atkinson was born to Eric Atkinson and Ella May, Anglican farmers in the town of Consett, north-west of the city of Durham.
Atkinson's comedy style, which is rigorously planned and scripted - partly to ensure his stress and stutter is minimised - is often visual-based.
rowan: Definition and Much More From Answers.com (1260 words)
Often birds' droppings contain rowan seeds, and such droppings if they land in a fork or hole where old leaves have accumulated in a larger tree, such as an oak or a maple, may result in a rowan growing as an epiphyte on the larger tree.
Fresh rowan berry juice is usable as a laxative, gargle for sore throats, inflamed tonsils, hoarseness, and as a source of vitamins A and C.
Rowan cultivars with superior fruit for human food use are available but not common; mostly the fruits are gathered from wild trees growing on public lands.
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