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Rowan Atkinson Success Story, Journey

Rowan Atkinson Success Story, Biography, Journey

Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson is a famous English actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known as two characters which are Blackadder and Mr. Bean. He was first noticed when he came in the BBC sketch comedy show Not the Nine O'Clock News. In 1981 he also received BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance. Rowan Atkinson was the inspiration for millions of people because he tells people that they can be the best actor without having the best and perfect looks.
He worked in the film Never Say Never Again (1983). He is the voice actor behind the red-billed hornbill Zazu in the animated movie The Lion King (1994). In 2013 Rowen Atkinson has appointed a CBE Birthday Honours for services to drama and charity.
He was born into a middle-class family. He was born on January 6, 1955, in Durham, England. Rowen was the youngest among four boys. His father was Eric Atkinson and his mother was Ella May. His father was a farmer and company director. Atkinson was educated from Durham Choristers and then at St. Bees School. He had a terrible childhood. Due to his looks and his stutter in speech, he can’t speak properly and the student made fun of him about his looks and called him alien. He was often bullied at school. When he was young he was a shy kid and he didn’t have many friends.
In meantime, he start liking science and due to this one of the teachers said: “There was nothing outstanding about him and I didn’t expect him to become a fanatics scientist” after getting good grades and due to his hard work In 1975 Atkinson continue his studies to obtain a Master's of Science in electrical engineering from The Queen's College, Oxford. Later he got admission to Oxford University. When he was attending oxford he got interested in acting and comedy. He completed his master’s degree in electrical engineering.
After getting a degree he started hard work to pursue his dreams but things didn’t go well. Later he got enrolled in the comedy club but luck didn’t work for him due to his speaking disorder he couldn’t perform well. He got rejected by lots of TV shows but he didn’t stop believing in himself. After this, he focused on his comedy sketch and he soon realized he can speak fluently when he played some characters.

“I found that when I played a character other than myself, the stammering disappeared.” ~ Rowen Atkinson

In 1997 he first appeared in a series of comedy shows on BBC radio called The Atkinson people”. This series was written by Atkinson himself and with Richard Curtis and produced by Griff Rhys Jones. He first appeared on the TV in London Weekend Television in 1979 called Canned Laughter. Later he went to do “Not the Nine O’clock News” for the BBC and this show was produced by one of his friends John Lloyd.
After working in this show “Not the Nine O’clock News” he gets the chance to do a lead role. Later he did a led role as Edmund Blackadder in Blackadder. In 1981 Rowen Atkinson received British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance for his performance in this show. The movie black adder 1983 was also written by Rowen Atkinson. The black adder continued till 1999 with 4 parts and 3 other special editions of it. This series became the most successful series of BBC.

“Funny things tend not to happen to me. I am not a natural comic. I need to think about things a lot before I can be even remotely amusing.” ~ Rowen Atkinson

Later never top his hard work and then Rowen Atkinson made the character of Mr. Bean with Richard Curtis produced by Tiger Aspect. Mr. Bean was a globally famous character. Rowan Atkinson also describes the characters that Mr. bean was a child’s in growing man’s body and just try to solve the everyday tasks in very different ways. Rowan Atkinson also made it funnier with his acting skills.

“It’s the difficulty we had with Mr. Bean actually when it went from TV to film. You certainly discover that you need to explain more about a character.” ~ Rowan Atkinson.

In 1990 character Mr. Bean first appeared on the TV. This series ran for almost five years and in these years people are so attracted to this and most people worldwide watch this series. The fifth episode of Mr. Bean's “The Trouble With Mr. Bean” was the most-watched episode by people. This episode gained almost 18.4 million views. The fifth episode was the most-watched episode of the Mr. Bean series. On 15 December 1995 Mr. Bean series was ended with its fifteenth episode “The Best Bits of Mr. Bean”.
In 1997 Rowen Atkinson again appeared in the movie the bean which was based on the Mr. Bean series. This movie was directed by Mel Smith and written by Robin Driscoll and Richard Curtis. He also worked as the character Mr. Bean in the movie Mr. Bean's Holiday, which was released in 2007.

“I have always regarded Mr. Bean as a timeless, ageless character, and I would rather he be remembered as a character mostly in his 30s and 40s.” ~ Rowan Atkinson

After seeing the popularity of this show the animated series of Mr. Bean was also released. This animated cartoon was produced by Tiger Aspect Productions Company. These cartoons were broadcast on 5 January 2002. The first two series were broadcast on ITV1 and the third one was broadcast on CITV.
Mr. Bean also has an official channel which has a lot of videos of the Mr. Bean series and it’s animated also. This channel has almost 29.1 million subscribers of October 2021. With his excellent performance, he received many awards. In 2005 he was listed at the 24th number in the top 50 comedians. Rowen was also listed in The Observer as the funniest actor in British comedy. In 2018 Rowen Atkinson received a diamond play button on YouTube.
Once In March 2001 when Rowen Atkinson was on a holiday trip to Kenya and all of sudden his polite of the private plane became fainted so in this situation he himself control the plane and landed it successfully. The story of Rowen Atkinson tells the people that everyone is going to be rejected but he tries, again and again, he can succeed and another important lesson from his life is that we can be successful even if we don’t have a beautiful face and heroic body.

“To be successful you don’t have a beautiful face and heroic body what you need is a skillful mind and ability to perform” ~ Rowen Atkinson

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