|Ranbir Raj Kapoor|
|Profession||Actor, Producer & Businessman|
|Date of Birth||6 January, 1995|
|Age (as in 2022)||67 Years|
|Birthplace||Consett, United Kingdoms|
|Father Name||Eric Atkinson|
|Mother Name||Ella May Atkinson|
|EX Wife Name||Sunetra Sastry|
Early Life of Rowan Sebastian
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born in Consett, County Durham, UK, on January 6, 1955, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. Rowan grew up on his father’s farm with his two elder brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees in electrical engineering. He met screenwriter Richard Curtis at the time, with whom he developed and performed comedic revues.
Atkinson briefly pursued Ph.D. studies before turning his full concentration to performing. He had already written and performed sketches for shows in Oxford by the Etceteras – the revue group of the Experimental Theatre Club (ETC) – and for the Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS), meeting writer Richard Curtis and composer Howard Goodall, with whom he would continue to collaborate throughout his career, before winning national attention in The Oxford Revue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 1976.
He starred in the sitcoms Blackadder (1983-1989) and Mr. Bean (1990-1995), as well as the film series Johnny English (2003–2018). Atkinson rose to popularity on the BBC sketch comedy show Not the Nine O’Clock News (1979–1982), where he won the 1981 British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance and in the film The Secret Policeman’s Ball (1979), in which he performed a skit. Subsequently staged skits have included both solo and collaborative performances.
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
In 2013, he was appointed ‘Commander of the Order of the British Empire. His part as ‘Mr. Bean in the ‘Mr. Bean’s series, which debuted in 1995, is regarded as one of his magnum opuses because it is thought that he conceived this character while in college and had always wanted to play such a character. As a ‘rarely spoke’ television personality, he captivated audiences with his one-of-a-kind physical humor and interactions with varied individuals and situations. During the series’ five-year successful run on television, Atkinson became a national star for his character, and the series was so popular that it produced two film adaptations.
He made his cinematic debut in the James Bond thriller ‘Never Say Never Again,’ and went on to feature in a variety of films such as ‘The Witches,’ ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral,’ ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Bean,’ ‘Johnny English,’ and ‘Keeping Mum.’
Rowan Atkinson’s Biography
Real Name: – Rowan Sebastian Atkinson
Profession: – Television Actor, Film Actor, Manufacturer, Film producer
Spouse/Ex: – Sunetra Sastry
Father: – Eric Atkinson
Mother: -Ella May Atkinson
Siblings: – Paul Atkinson, Rodney Atkinson, Rupert Atkinson
Children: – Benjamin Atkinson, Lily Atkinson
Date Of Birth: – 6 January, 1995
Age: – 67 Years
Place of Birth: – Consett, United Kingdoms
Height: – 5’11” (180 cm)
Notable Alumni: -Durham Choristers School, St Bees School, The Queen’s College, Oxford
Atkinson met makeup artist Sunetra Sastry in the late 1980s when she was working for the BBC, and they married in February 1990. They had two children together and lived in Apethorpe. In 2013, at the age of 58, Atkinson began an affair with 32-year-old comedian Louise Ford after they met while performing in a play together. Ford ended her relationship with comedian James Acaster to be with Atkinson, who in turn separated from his wife in 2014 and divorced her in 2015.
In June 2005, Atkinson led a coalition of the United Kingdom’s most prominent actors and writers to the British Parliament. This included names like Nicholas Hytner, Stephen Fry, and Ian McEwan. He attempted to force a review of the controversial Racial and Religious Hatred Bill. They believed would give religious groups overwhelming power to impose censorship on the arts. He challenged homophobic speech legislation in 2009, stating that the House of Lords must vote against the government’s effort to remove a free-expression component from an anti-gay hate statute.
In October 2012, he expressed his support for the Reform Section 5 movement, which seeks to reform or repeal Section 5 of the Public Order Act of 1986, namely its provision that an insult can be grounds for arrest and punishment. It is in response to many high-profile arrests in recent weeks, which Atkinson regards as a restriction on free expression. Following community pressure, Parliament amended the Act in February 2014 to eliminate the word “insulting.”
Atkinson holds a category C+E (previously “Class 1”) lorry driving license, which he obtained in 1981 because lorries fascinated him and would help him get work as a young actor. He’s also utilized this talent while filming comedic content. In 1991, he starred in his film, The Driven Man. In 1995, he played racing driver Henry Birkin in the television play Full Throttle, which he loved and participated in.
While on vacation in Kenya in March 2001, the pilot of Atkinson’s private plane fainted; Atkinson managed to keep the plane in the air until the pilot recovered and was able to land the plane at Wilson Airport in Nairobi.