Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) Net Worth

March 19, 2023
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Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on 6 January 1955, in County Durham, England, and is a comedian, actor and screenwriter, best known worldwide for his iconic comedy character Mr. Bean. He is also known for projects such as “The Lion King”, and “Johnny English”. He’s been active in the industry since 1978, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Rowan Atkinson? As of late-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $130 million, mostly earned through a successful career in comedy. He is considered one of the best comic actors ever, and as he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) Net Worth $130 million

Rowan was educated at St. Bees School, and after matriculating, attended Newcastle University, graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He continued his studies at Queen’s College, Oxford, pursuing an MSc in Electrical Engineering. However, in 1976, he gained national attention after performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Prior to the boom in his popularity, he was already performing in various groups such as the Experimental Theatre Club (ETC), and the Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS).

Atkinson really started his career in entertainment on radio in 1979, in a show called “The Atkinson People”, conducting satirical interviews with fictional great men. He also began appearing in various television projects, including a pilot entitled “Canned Laughter”. In 1983, he took the lead role in the medieval sitcom entitled “The Black Adder”, and also the spinoff “Blackadder II” three years later in which he represented a descendant of the original character. The pattern was repeated in “Blackadder the Third” and “Blackadder Goes Fourth”, collectively making the series one of the most successful on BBC. His net worth increased significantly thanks to his success.

In 1990, he then created his most iconic character in “Mr. Bean”, firstly appearing in a half-hour special then in an extended TV series, until 1997 when the character found himself in the first film entitled simply “Bean”. He also appeared in other projects such as “The Curse of Fatal Death”, before appearing in another Mr. Bean film entitled “Mr. Bean’s Holiday”. His worldwide popularity is assisted by his ability in facial and body-language humour, such that he continued playing the role until 2012 to maintained popularity, until he stated that he intended to retire the character because he didn’t want to be type cast to the same role for the rest of his career. However, he then returned to playing the character in 2014. He also appeared in a sketch for the “BBC Red Nose Day”, in which he also played the character.

Aside from his television work, Rowan also had numerous film projects including voicing Zazu in “The Lion King”. He has also appeared in a lot of comedy films such as “Johnny English” – a spoof on James Bond – and the sequel “Johnny English Reborn”. He has also consistently appeared in various theatre productions; he reprised his role of Blackadder in a production, and also became a part of the play “Quartermaine’s Terms”. One of his latest projects is “Johnny English 3”, scheduled for a 2018 release.

For his personal life, it is known that Atkinson married Sunetra Sastry in 1990 and they have two children; they separated in 2014 and divorced a year later. Atkinson’s relationship with Louise Ford began in 2014, and she has announced that their first child should arrive in December 2017. He’s also well known for collecting a lot of classic cars.

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