Rowan Atkinson is a very famous British actor, but however it doesn’t matter that he has more than 50 credits on his acting resume, the world knows him by his legendary role as Mr. Bean.
Atkinson has come a long way from skipping his doctoral to pursuing his career in comedy, and without any doubt you can say that his life truly is exciting. These Amazing facts about the man who made the whole world laugh without a word will prove that.
Mr. Bean was not the original name of the show that made him famous
The famous show was first called Mr. White, then the show creators kept suggesting vegetable names such as Mr. Cauliflower. Luckily, in the end they went with Mr. Bean. Only 14 episodes of this show were produced, and later two movies, an animated series, some books, and a video game were released.
He has a Masters in Electrical Engineering
The actor studied electrical engineering at Newcastle University and progressed to The Queen’s College, Oxford, for a Masters degree. He briefly began his doctoral work, but then decided to dedicate himself to comedy full-time.
He saved his family from an airplane crash
While he was traveling with his family across Kenya, the pilot of a private plane passed out. Atkinson had to take control of the plane and luckily, after several slaps by Atkinson, the pilot came to his senses and managed to land the plane safely.
He is a frequent guest at Royal events
Atkinson is very good friends with powerful people. He was even invited to Prince Charles’ and Prince William’s weddings.
Rowan Atkinson used his own Aston Martin in his movie Johnny English
In his movie, Johnny English, Atkinson used his own powerful and expensive car, an Aston Martin V8 Vantage Oscar India.