Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson CBE, is an English comedian, screenwriter, and actor. He is most famous for his work on the satirical sketch comedy show Not The Nine O'Clock News, and the sitcoms Blackadder, Mr. Bean, and The Thin Blue Line. He has been listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy, and amongst the top 50 comedy actors ever in a 2005 poll of fellow comedians. Atkinson was born in Consett, County Durham, England. The youngest of four brothers, his parents were Eric Atkinson, a farmer and company director, and Ella May (née Bainbridge), who married on 29 June 1945. His three older brothers are Paul, who died as an infant; Rodney, a Eurosceptic economist who narrowly lost the UK Independence Party leadership election in 2000 and Rupert. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rowan Atkinson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Bean (1997)

Childlike Englishman, Mr. Bean, is an incompetent watchman at the Royal National Gallery. After the museum's board of directors' attempt to have him fired is blocked by the chairman, who has taken a liking to Bean, they send him to Los Angeles to act as their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Peter MacNicol  •  John Mills  •  Pamela Reed

Childlike Englishman, Mr. Bean, is an incompetent watchman at the Royal National Gallery. After the museum's board of directors' attempt to have him fired is blocked by the chairman, who has taken a liking to Bean, they send him to Los Angeles to act as their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Peter MacNicol  •  John Mills  •  Pamela Reed

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

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Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Andie MacDowell  •  James Fleet  •  Simon Callow

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Andie MacDowell  •  James Fleet  •  Simon Callow

Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)

Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two reunite. On the way he discovers France, bicycling and true love, among other things.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Bendelack
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Maxim Baldry  •  Steve Pemberton

Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two reunite. On the way he discovers France, bicycling and true love, among other things.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Bendelack
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Maxim Baldry  •  Steve Pemberton

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team—who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Valeria Golino  •  Richard Crenna

Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team—who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Valeria Golino  •  Richard Crenna

Johnny English (2003)

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A lowly pencil pusher working for MI7, Johnny English is suddenly promoted to super spy after Agent One is assassinated and every other agent is blown up at his funeral. When a billionaire entrepreneur sponsors the exhibition of the Crown Jewels—and the valuable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  John Malkovich  •  Natalie Imbruglia  •  Tasha de Vasconcelos

A lowly pencil pusher working for MI7, Johnny English is suddenly promoted to super spy after Agent One is assassinated and every other agent is blown up at his funeral. When a billionaire entrepreneur sponsors the exhibition of the Crown Jewels—and the valuable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Howitt
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  John Malkovich  •  Natalie Imbruglia  •  Tasha de Vasconcelos

Keeping Mum (2005)

A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niall Johnson
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Maggie Smith  •  Patrick Swayze

A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niall Johnson
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Maggie Smith  •  Patrick Swayze

Love Actually (2003)

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Eight London couples try to deal with their relationships in different ways. Their tryst with love makes them discover how complicated relationships can be.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Gregor Fisher  •  Colin Firth  •  Sienna Guillory

Eight London couples try to deal with their relationships in different ways. Their tryst with love makes them discover how complicated relationships can be.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curtis
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Gregor Fisher  •  Colin Firth  •  Sienna Guillory

Maybe Baby (2000)

Sam and Lucie Bell are a married couple who seem to have it all: good looks, successful careers, matching motorbikes, and an enthusiastic love life. The only thing they lack is the one thing they want more—a baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Elton
CAST:  Joely Richardson  •  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Adrian Lester

Sam and Lucie Bell are a married couple who seem to have it all: good looks, successful careers, matching motorbikes, and an enthusiastic love life. The only thing they lack is the one thing they want more—a baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Elton
CAST:  Joely Richardson  •  Matthew Macfadyen  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Adrian Lester

Rat Race (2001)

In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for $2 million ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Seth Green  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Breckin Meyer

In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for $2 million ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Seth Green  •  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Breckin Meyer

Scooby-Doo (2002)

The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Linda Cardellini

The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Linda Cardellini

The Lion King (1994)

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A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff  •  Roger Allers
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Matthew Broderick  •  James Earl Jones  •  Jeremy Irons

A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Minkoff  •  Roger Allers
CAST:  Jonathan Taylor Thomas  •  Matthew Broderick  •  James Earl Jones  •  Jeremy Irons

The Tall Guy (1989)

An American actor in England tries to find love and work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Emma Thompson  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  Geraldine James

An American actor in England tries to find love and work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Emma Thompson  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  Geraldine James

The Witches (1990)

A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling her master plan to turn all children into mice. Will Luke fall victim to the witches' plot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Roeg
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Mai Zetterling  •  Jasen Fisher  •  Jane Horrocks

A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling her master plan to turn all children into mice. Will Luke fall victim to the witches' plot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Roeg
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Mai Zetterling  •  Jasen Fisher  •  Jane Horrocks

Blackadder: Back & Forth (1999)

What was a cunning plan from Lord Edmund Blackadder V to fake a time machine on his gullibly incompetent friends, turns out to be the real thing and hurls him and his imbecile underling, Baldrick, through the course of human history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Tony Robinson  •  Stephen Fry  •  Hugh Laurie

What was a cunning plan from Lord Edmund Blackadder V to fake a time machine on his gullibly incompetent friends, turns out to be the real thing and hurls him and his imbecile underling, Baldrick, through the course of human history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Tony Robinson  •  Stephen Fry  •  Hugh Laurie

Never Say Never Again (1983)

James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo's girlfriend, the willowy Domino, who falls for Bond and seeks revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Kim Basinger  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Barbara Carrera

James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo's girlfriend, the willowy Domino, who falls for Bond and seeks revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Kim Basinger  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Barbara Carrera

The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (1988)

Dennis Jennings is an introverted daydreamer, sleepwalking through life. He is a professional waiter and has an equally-dull girlfriend, Emma. In an attempt to release his pent-up feelings of isolation, he begins seeing a psychiatrist, only to discover that the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Steven Wright  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  Laurie Metcalf  •  Carrotte

Dennis Jennings is an introverted daydreamer, sleepwalking through life. He is a professional waiter and has an equally-dull girlfriend, Emma. In an attempt to release his pent-up feelings of isolation, he begins seeing a psychiatrist, only to discover that the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Steven Wright  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  Laurie Metcalf  •  Carrotte

Bernard and the Genie (1991)

Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Lenny Henry  •  Alan Cumming  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  John Gabriel

Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Lenny Henry  •  Alan Cumming  •  Rowan Atkinson  •  John Gabriel

Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death (1999)

Before the Doctor can settle down to married life, he must face one last confrontation with his deadly enemy of certain death - the Master.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Henderson
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Julia Sawalha  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Richard E. Grant

Before the Doctor can settle down to married life, he must face one last confrontation with his deadly enemy of certain death - the Master.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Henderson
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Julia Sawalha  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Richard E. Grant

Spider-Plant Man (2005)

Spider-Plant Man is a parody of Spider-Man, made for the Comic Relief 2005 appeal and aired on BBC One. It featured Rowan Atkinson as Peter Piper/Spider-Plant Man and Rachel Stevens as his love-interest Jane-Mary. Jim Broadbent also made an appearance, portraying ...  (more)

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CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Rachel Stevens  •  Tony Robinson  •  Jim Broadbent

Spider-Plant Man is a parody of Spider-Man, made for the Comic Relief 2005 appeal and aired on BBC One. It featured Rowan Atkinson as Peter Piper/Spider-Plant Man and Rachel Stevens as his love-interest Jane-Mary. Jim Broadbent also made an appearance, portraying ...  (more)

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CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Rachel Stevens  •  Tony Robinson  •  Jim Broadbent

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)

Following the success of the 1979 show and the financial benefits accruing to Amnesty from the spin-off movie, TV special and record albums – Cleese, Lewis and Walker planned the next show to be a more spectacular event. Cleese focused on broadening the comedic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Jeff Beck  •  Alan Bennett  •  Graham Chapman

Following the success of the 1979 show and the financial benefits accruing to Amnesty from the spin-off movie, TV special and record albums – Cleese, Lewis and Walker planned the next show to be a more spectacular event. Cleese focused on broadening the comedic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julien Temple
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Jeff Beck  •  Alan Bennett  •  Graham Chapman
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