Sharp-tongued comic performer known for playing sardonic characters on English TV. Atkinson began his career writing with Richard Curtis who went on to script much of Atkinson's subsequent work and performing in comedy revues throughout England. This led to a stint on the celebrated comedy series, "Not the Nine O'Clock News," for which he wrote and acted. The show spawned three sequel series--"Blackadder II," "Blackadder the Third" and "Blackadder Goes Forth"--which chronicled the life of the initially aristocratic Edmond Blackadder and his gradual descent down the English social ladder.
Who Is Rowan Atkinson?
Rowan Atkinson , in full Rowan Sebastian Atkinson , born January 6, , Newcastle upon Tyne , England , British actor and comedian who delighted television and film audiences with his comic creation Mr. Taking to the stage to satisfy an inner urge, he began honing the facial contortions and manic comedic genius that would soon make him famous. While attending Oxford, he began working with actor Richard Curtis and composer Howard Goodall, and together they ventured to the Edinburgh Festival.
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He is best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder — and Mr. Bean — His work in theatre includes the West End revival of the musical Oliver! Atkinson was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy in ,  and among the top 50 comedians ever, in a poll of fellow comedians. He has had cinematic success with his performances in the Mr. Bean film adaptations Bean and Mr. Bean's Holiday , and also in the Johnny English film series — He also appeared as the titular character in Maigret —