Mr. Bean is Rowan Atkinson’s most commercially successful creation. However, Mr. Bean’s era is finished and the character is unlikely to appear on the screens again in any new adventures.
Actor Rowan Atkinson, 56, said he believes he is too old to play Mr. Bean character.
Mr. Bean first appeared on television in an ITV series which ran from September 1, 1989, to November 15, 1995.
Rowan Atkinson said he is too old to play Mr. Bean
The series proved a huge ratings success, despite the derision of some critics, achieving viewing figures of more than 18million.
Mr. Bean character proved such a draw – even in the notoriously difficult U.S. market – that two films were made of his exploits, “Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie” in 1997 and” Mr. Bean’s Holiday” in 2007.
The two Mr. Bean films earned over $ 450 million worldwide.
However, Rowan Atkinson, who describes Mr. Bean as “a child in a grown man’s body” – said:
“I’ve got a feeling I probably won’t play the character [Mr. Bean] again.
“Never say never, but I just feel I’m getting too old for it. I’ve always liked Mr. Bean as a cartoon-like figure, who doesn’t really age much.
“I’ve always seen him as an ageless and timeless being and I’m clearly not ageless and timeless.
“The older I get, I feel I am less qualified to play him.”
Rowan Atkinson, who starred in “Not The Nine O’Clock News” in the late 1970s and 1980s and in “Blackadder” from 1983, was interviewed in Australia to publicize the sequel to the 2003 James Bond spoof movie “Johnny English” – “Johnny English Reborn”.
Mr. Bean survives McLaren F1 crash – lucky to be alive.
Rowan Atkinson, famed for his Mr. Bean television shows and films, is recovering in hospital after crashing his McLaren F1 supercar near the Cambridgeshire village of Haddon, according to the British media. Police and firefighters both said that a vehicle crashed late Thursday close to Haddon, a village about 135 kilometres north of London.
Rowan Atkinson, 56 comedian, also known for the Blackadder historical comedy shows, was expected to be discharged on Friday after treatment for a shoulder injury, the Daily Mirror reported.
Mr. Bean - Rowan Atkinson
Mr. Bean – Rowan Atkinson is in a stable condition in hospital and was expected to be discharged on Friday afternoon.
Cambridgeshire Ambulance Service confirmed the actor had suffered a “minor shoulder injury” as a result of the accident.
According to reports, Rowan Atkinson was driving a McLaren F1 supercar when it spun around several times, ran into a tree and a lamppost and caught fire.
Rowan Atkinson McLaren F1 supercar crashed
Firefighters said the driver was not trapped and he was taken to hospital. Rowan Atkinson walked away from the wreckage and was with a passing motorist until emergency services arrived.
“We were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision on the A605 near Haddon at about 7.30pm yesterday,”
a Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said on Friday.
“The driver of the vehicle, a man, was taken to Peterborough City Hospital.”
East of England ambulance service said :
“We were called to a single vehicle road traffic collision at 7.30 tonight on the A605 at Haddon.”
“A man was taken to hospital in Peterborough with “a minor shoulder injury”, a spokesman added.
A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire police said:
“We can confirm that there was a single vehicle road traffic collision at around 7.30pm on the A605.”
Firefighters arrived on the scene to put out the blaze.
Police inspected the crashed car
The actor Rowan Atkinson was taken to hospital after his car crashed, reports said.
Atkinson’s spokesman could not immediately be reached.
Rowan Atkinson was driving his McLaren F1 supercar – one of the world’s fastest road cars. The McLaren F1 car he was driving is one of the fastest road cars ever made, with a top speed of 230mph. Only 106 were ever made.
Atkinson, known to be a car enthusiast, recently topped the leader’s board on Top Gear’s star in a reasonably priced car segment. The star’s love of fast cars is well documented.
Rowan Atkinson car before accident
He told presenter Jeremy Clarkson he was keen on racing and was currently driving a 1964 Ford Falcon.
Rowan Atkinson had only just finished filming the latest edition of the spy spoof movies Johnny English and was due to attend the last day of editing in preparation for the film’s release in September.