Rowan Atkinson Biography: Net Worth, Movies, Wife, Age, Children, Height, Wikipedia

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Rowan Atkinson is a comedian, actor, and writer from England. He rose to prominence for his roles in the comedies “Blackadder” and “Mr. Bean,” as well as as Johnny English, the clumsy spy, in the film series of the same title.

Because of his demeanor and ability to elicit laughter without saying a single word, Atkinson has become one of his generation’s most beloved and influential comedians.


  • Full Name: Rowan Sebastian Atkinson
  • Date of Birth: January 6, 1955
  • Age: 68 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Consett, County Durham, England
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer
  • Height: 5’11” (180 cm)
  • Parents: Eric Atkinson, Ella May Bainbridge
  • Siblings: Rodney Atkinson, Paul Atkinson, Rupert Atkinson
  • Spouse: Sunetra Sastry (m. 1990–2015)
  • Partner: Louise Ford (2013-present)
  • Children: Lily Sastry, Benjamin Atkinson, Isla Atkinson
  • Relationship Status: In a relationship
  • Net Worth: $100 million

Early Life & Education

Rowan Atkinson, currently 68, was born on January 6, 1955, in Consett, County Durham, England. He grew up in a family of four boys, with his parents, Eric Atkinson and Ella May. Atkinson’s three older brothers are Paul, Rodney, and Rupert.

He was raised in an Anglican household and received his education at the Durham Chorister School and St Bees School.

Atkinson excelled academically, achieving top grades in his science A-levels. He attended Newcastle University, obtaining a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

He then pursued further studies at The Queen’s College, Oxford, earning an MSc in Electrical Engineering. Atkinson discovered his passion for acting and comedy during his time at Oxford, becoming involved in various theatrical and comedic plays.

Personal Life

In 1990, Rowan Atkinson married makeup artist Sunetra Sastry after meeting her while she worked for the BBC. The couple had two children together, Lily Sastry, Isla Atkinson, and Benjamin Atkinson.

However, in 2013, at 58, Atkinson began a relationship with comedian Louise Ford.

Louise broke up with comedian James Acaster to be with Atkinson. In 2014, Atkinson separated from Sastry, and they divorced in 2015.

Atkinson and Ford have one child and have been in a committed relationship since 2013. In total, Rowan has three children.


Rowan Atkinson’s career in entertainment began with his appearance in comedy shows for BBC Radio in 1979, where he showcased his talent for creating satirical interviews with fictional characters.

He gained national attention with his performances in The Secret Policeman’s Ball in 1979, where he showcased his comedic prowess through various skits.

In 1979, he also joined the cast of the popular sketch comedy show “Not the Nine O’Clock News,” which brought him widespread recognition and earned him a British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance in 1981.

Atkinson’s breakthrough role came in 1983 when he starred as the title character in the historical sitcom “Blackadder.”

The show, co-written by Atkinson and Richard Curtis, became a huge success and spawned several sequels set in different periods.

Atkinson’s portrayal of the cunning and sarcastic Edmund Blackadder solidified his status as one of Britain’s funniest actors.

In 1990, Atkinson introduced his most iconic character, Mr. Bean, to audiences worldwide. The silent but expressive character quickly became a global sensation, known for his childlike antics and hilarious mishaps.

The success of “Mr. Bean” led to a feature film, “Bean” (1997), and a sequel, “Mr. Bean’s Holiday” (2007).

In addition to his television work, Atkinson has appeared in numerous films, including “Four Weddings and a Funeral” (1994), “Love Actually” (2003), and the James Bond parody series “Johnny English” (2003-2018), where he played the titular character.

He has also made appearances in productions such as “Oliver!” (2009) and “Quartermaine’s Terms” (2013).

Net Worth

Rowan Atkinson has amassed a significant fortune throughout his successful career.

With his numerous film and television appearances and stage performances, he has an estimated net worth of $100 million.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @mrbean
  • Twitter handle: @0fficalmrbean


  • Never Say Never Again
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Bean
  • Love Actually
  • Mr. Bean’s Holiday
  • Johnny English
  • Johnny English Reborn
  • Johnny English Strikes Again

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