Rowan Atkinson

REVIEW: 5 Things We Loved About 'Maigret At The Crossroads'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

In his third outing as Georges Simenon’s popular detective, Rowan Atkinson was faced with the murder of a diamond dealer, whose body was discovered ...

Prophetic Satire: Constable And PC Savage

Janet Awe | Posted 21.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Janet Awe

And I can only agree. The one slither of silver lining is that our police officers don't carry guns like the trigger-happy Americans. Or the Savages of this world would be trying to justify bloodshed, instead of broken windscreens. However, rest assured that the mental wounds inflicted by officers like Savage run deep.

Rowan Atkinson To Be Granted Quickie Divorce

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Rowan Atkinson is set to be granted a quickie divorce today (10 November), after separating from his wife of 24 years. The ‘Mr Bean’ actor spl...

‘Blackadder': Where Are They Now?

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Blackadder’ could be making a comeback, 26 years after the classic comedy was last on our screens, according to one of the original stars. Ton...

Stephen Hawking? Yeah, I Know

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Professor Stephen Hawking is to appear with David Walliams in a special sketch for Red Nose Day. SEE MORE: Stephen Hawking Reacts To Eddie Redmayn...

26 People The Internet Thought Were Dead When They Weren't

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

Twitter exploded recently at viral gossip reporting Tony Hart's death. Awkwardly, he actually passed away six years ago. Here's a few more reasons ...

Mr. Bean Returns For Comic Relief

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Entertainment

We’ve got some good news for fans of gurning men in tweed suits, Rowan Atkinson is set to reprise his role as Mr. Bean. The love-him-or-hate-him ...

Rowan Atkinson In Head-On Car Crash At Goodwood

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Rowan Atkinson crashed out of Goodwood yesterday, after a collision with a fellow driver during one of Saturday's races. The car-loving comedian w...

People Say You Should Never Meet Your Heroes... Those People Never Met Rik Mayall

Andrea Mann | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Andrea Mann

Rik was ridiculously charming, funny and generous - and clearly loved by the crew around him. He was also, I was embarrassed but delighted to learn, flirtatious. After the chat and the autograph, one of the crew took our photo together: I put my arm around Rik, he put his hand on my bottom. But it wasn't, I hasten to add, the slightest bit creepy or slimey. It was funny, and brilliant. Clearly, this man wasn't making a play for me - he was just absolutely making my day. It was, in short, pretty much the most perfect meeting-of-a-hero you could wish for.

A Who's Who of the Edinburgh Festival

Daniel Parker | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Parker

It's that time of year again; Edinburgh is ablaze with art, theatre, and music from around the world. For the month of August, Edinburgh is the culture capital of the world, as thousands of musicians, street-performers, actors, comedians, authors, and artists demonstrate their art at various venues across the city.

'Blackadder' Film: They Have A Cunning Plan

PA | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Rowan Atkinson has reportedly met with Blackadder producer John Lloyd to discuss the possibility of a Blackadder movie. Rowan, Tony Robinson, Hugh ...

WATCH: 10 Of Mel Smith's Greatest Sketches

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Comedy

The British comedy world is mourning the loss of one of its greats, Mel Smith, who has died at the age of 60. As a comedian and actor, Smith will b...

Tributes To Mel Smith: A Comic Legend And 'Nice Bloke'

Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Tributes have been flooding in for comic, actor and director Mel Smith, who has died at the age of 60. They were led by his friend and comedy partn...

WATCH: 12 Great Sketches By Rowan Atkinson, CBE

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Comedy

Hurrah and huzzah! Rowan Atkinson has been made a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours - and says "it came as a genuine surprise and is a great honour"...

WATCH: 'Jesus Turned Water Into Non-Alcoholic Wine'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Comedy

Imagine the scene. You're pro-Jesus but anti-alcohol. How do you explain that tricky part in the New Testament where Our Lord turned water into wine? ...

Blackadder - A Cunning Plan

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Iddo Goldfarb

Blackadder teaches us a great deal, not necessarily about British history but more about the English class system and the attitudes of Englishmen on its different rungs, in particular towards each other.

Rowan Atkinson's Supercar Smash Cost £910,000

WENN | Posted 09.04.2013 | Home

Rowan Atkinson's infamous 2011 supercar smash proved expensive - it cost him a whopping £910,000 to have his luxury motor fixed. The Mr. Bean star...

50 Greatest British TV Comedy Characters Of All Time

What Culture! | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Comedy

British comedy may not be in quite as healthy a position as it used to be, but for good reason classic shows like Fawlty Towers, Only Fools & Horses a...

Matthew Tucker

Blackadder Is Back | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home

In the presence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Lord Blackadder was reunited with sidekick Baldrick at the Prince's Trust gala eve...

Just A Has-Bean? Atkinson Hints At End To Much-Loved Character

PA | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rowan Atkinson has hinted that comedy fans could see less of his much-loved character Mr Bean as he concentrates on more serious stage roles. The a...

The Road to Hell - My Defence of Sexist, Racist and (Yes Certainly) Rape Jokes

John Fleming | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Banning any jokes about anything is a bad idea. Trying to get comedy club owners to ban comedians who (they believe) tell or have told or may tell 'rape jokes' is not just a bad idea, it is actively dangerous. Where does the censorship end?

Rowan Atkinson Is Right - We Need More Free Speech - But We Also Need More Responsible Speech

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

The right to insult means we should have the right to express our views ‎without fear of prosecution, even if they happen to insult someone. What it surely doesn't mean is ‎the obligation to intentionally trample upon people's sensitivities.

Should We Be Allowed To Freely Insult Each Other?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK

Rowan Atkinson has launched a campaign demanding a change in a law that risks limiting free expression and feeds a 'creeping culture of censoriousness...

The Unofficial Olympic Inspiration Legacy™

Andrea Mann | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Sport
Andrea Mann

Work hard with the talent you've been given, don't let failure set you back, strive to be the best version of yourself that you can possible be - those are the lessons, that's the inspiration, that I'm taking away from these Games, its incredible Olympians, and all those who made it happen.

London 2012: Mr Bean 'Most Tweeted' Part Of Olympic Opening Ceremony

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Tech

The Olympic Opening Ceremony was among the year's most Tweeted-about events - but not even the Queen parachuting from a helicopter could beat Mr Bean....