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  Rowan Atkinson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born January 6, 1955 in Consett, County Durham, England) is an English comedian, actor and writer best known for playing the title role in the British television comedy Mr.
Atkinson was born to Eric Atkinson and Ella May, Anglican farmers in the town of Consett, north-west of the city of Durham.
Atkinson's comedy style, which is rigorously planned and scripted - partly to ensure his stress and stutter is minimised - is often visual-based.
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 Wikinfo | Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson (born January 6, 1955) is a well-known British comedian and actor.
It characterises Atkinson's comedy style, which is tightly planned and scripted, often physically-based comedy - comedy as performance, rather than comedy as observation or discussion, observant of life as many of the routines were.
Atkinson studied electrical engineering at Newcastle University then at Oxford (Queen's College), starting his comedy career at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
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 Rowan Atkinson
Rowan (middle name Sebastian) is the youngest of three sons (two older brothers named Rupert and Rodney) the family lived on a farm near the former Consett Steelworks in County Durham during his childhood.
Rowan Atkinson is of course famous for his characters Blackadder and Mr.
In July 2001 Rowan walked away unhurt after crashing his Aston Martin V8 Zagato at a race meeting at Croft Racing Circuit (a disused airfield just south of Darlington) when his vehicle left the track and collided with a barrier.
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 Atkinson, Rowan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
By the mid-1990s Rowan Atkinson had achieved a certain ubiquity in British popular-cultural life, with comedy series (and their reruns) on television, character roles in leading films, and even life-size cutouts placed in branches of a major bank--a consequence of his advertisments for the bank.
Atkinson's own career write-up describes Blackadder as a "situation tragedy", and though the comment may be meant humorously, the phrase neatly summarises the series' genre-transgressing qualities.
In Mr Bean Atkinson portrays a kind of small-minded, nerdish bachelor, simultaneously appallingly innocent of the ways of the world, yet, in his solipsistic lifestyle, deeply selfish and mean-spirited: the pathetic and the contemptible are here closely allied.
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 Amazon.com: Rowan Atkinson Live: Video: Thomas Schlamme,Rowan Atkinson,Angus Deayton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rowan Atkinson is a marvel of physical, scatological, and intellectual humor, a combination virtually unknown in the world today.
Rowan's line delivery here is just perfect, and is what makes most of the lines funny, though they're funny on their own of course.
Rowan Atkinson is a comedic talent to be reckoned with.
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 The Rowan Atkinson Picture Pages
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on January 6, 1955, to Ella May and Eric Atkinson in the UK.
Rowan is married to makeup artist Sunetra Sastry (born in 1957), whom he married in 1990.
Atkinson, who is also known as “the man with the rubber face,” played Dexter Hayman in the spoof movie Hot Shots Part Deux (1993), before providing his voice for Zazu the Hornbill in Disney’s animated fable The Lion King (1994).
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Rowan and his family live a very large estate (as he is a multimillionare) in the very exclusive town of Waterperry, just a short drive down the M1 motorway to the BBC's Pinewood Studios, where he films most of his shows.
Rowan atkinson has many awards including a USA Emmy Award for his work in "The Lion King" as "ZaZu the parrot", working with Disney for the first time.
Rowan is the Queen of Great Britain's all time favorite comedian, and is invited to the palace frequenty to take Tea at the Palace with the Queen ElisabethII, Among other various and numerous royal functions he has been asked to attend by the Queen.
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 Rowan Atkinson
A rubber-faced comedian and actor, Rowan Atkinson is especially famous in Great Britain.
Rowan Atkinson - Rowan Atkinson comedian, actor Born: 1/6/1955 Birthplace: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England Trained in...
Rowan Atkinson - Actor, born 6 January 1955, Comic character Mr.
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 Rowan Atkinson
Top British comic actor Rowan Atkinson is to reprise his role as Blackadder when the series is resurrected by the BBC early next year.
Rowan Atkinson is revealed as Britain's richest TV star thanks mainly to his character Mr Bean.
Rowan Atkinson was born in Consett, Co Durham in 1955.
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 Rowan Atkinson Bio
Rowan Atkinson was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1955.
While filming The Tall Guy during the day, Atkinson could be found in the theater in the eveningsstarring in "The Sneeze," a collection of Checkov adaptations.
Atkinson played a British consulopposite Sean Connery in the James Bond film "Never Say Never Again," and in 1989 co-starredwith Steven Wright in the Academy Award-winning short film "The Appointments of DennisJennings." He was most recently seen in Nocholas Roeg's "The Witches" alongside Angelica Huston,in which he is once again cast as a villian.
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 Rowan Atkinson @ Filmbug
In 1981, Atkinson became the youngest performer to have a one-man show in London's West End; the sell-out season at the Globe Theatre won him the Society of West End Theatre's Award for Comedy Performance of the Year.
In 1995, Atkinson starred in the lead role of Inspector Raymond Fowler in the first series of Tiger Aspect's number one rated situation comedy, The Thin Blue Line (written by Ben Elton); a second series was produced in the summer of 1996.
Atkinson has appeared in a number of films, the most recent being Working Title's international hit, Johnny English, which opened Number One in 40 countries; it grossed more than $125 million worldwide and more than $30 million in the U.K., making it the 7th highest grossing film of all time in that country.
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 Rowan Atkinson - Biography - Pun of the Day
The English comic Rowan Atkinson attended Newcastle University before going to Oxford where he performed comedy reviews written jointly with screenwriter Richard Curtis.
After great revues at the Hampstead Theater in 1978, Atkinson was offered starring roles in two British television series, but chose instead to join the BBC's legendary "Not The Nine O'Clock News" team.
Bean" for his short comedies, Atkinson has also performed and written many other pieces and appeared in full length movies such as "Four Weddings and a Funeral".
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 Guardian Unlimited Film | Interviews | Interview: Rowan Atkinson
By the end of the Eighties, Atkinson's portrayal of the caustic Lord Edmund Blackadder had won him several awards; he was taken seriously and held in high regard.
Rowan Atkinson leads the way into a suite at the Dorchester.
Atkinson is not so self-critical that he is unable to realise the quality of his back catalogue.
film.guardian.co.uk /interview/interviewpages/0,6737,926535,00.html   (1862 words)

 Spotlight Rowan Atkinson
Rowan plays Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh, next in line after Richard IV for the throne of England.
Rowan Atkinson stars as the bastard great-grandson Edmund Blackadder of the original Black Adder.
Unfortunately the majority of the American audiences is not aware of the true depth and talent of Rowan Atkinson.
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 BBC - Comedy - Rowan Atkinson Profile
Rowan Atkinson hails from Newcastle and took a degree in electrical engineering at Newcastle University before studying at Oxford for an MSc, where he met Richard Curtis.
Atkinson made his big-screen debut in 1983's unofficial James Bond picture Never Say Never Again.
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 Telegraph | News
Rowan Atkinson defended the right of comedians to poke fun at other people's religion last night as he joined the campaign against Government plans to create a new offence of incitement to religious hatred.
But opponents of the measure say that while it is well intentioned, stopping the right to criticise other religions would end centuries of tolerance and could stoke tensions between religious groups rather than ease them.
Speaking at a press conference in the House of Commons, Atkinson said the proposals would destroy one of society's fundamental freedoms - the right to cause offence.
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 Amazon.com: Johnny English (Widescreen Edition): DVD: Rowan Atkinson,Natalie Imbruglia,John Malkovich,Simon ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It's a bit half-baked as a wannabe franchise, but Atkinson's creation of a new screen persona is just promising enough to warrant a sequel, despite critics' complaints that Austin Powers had already exhausted the spy-spoof's potential.
Atkinson's gift for physical and, in this case, even verbal humor will surely please his devoted fans, even when a rather tepidly comedic screenplay prevents the British funnyman from reaching new heights of absurdity.
Just to see Rowan A's facial expressions change from a bumbling insincere 'oaf' to the smooth and deboniare 'James Bond' Johnny English is to appreciate a master at work.
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 Amazon.ca: Johnny English (Widescreen): DVD: Rowan Atkinson,Natalie Imbruglia,John Malkovich,Simon Bernstein,Tim ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Simply put, he is hilarious; but one has come to expect this from Atkinson, who could create comedy out of any given situation.
Atkinson is a delight and Malkovich is at his campest role to date.
When Johnny English and Bough are attacked by the man with the machine gun in the underground car park, the attacker runs for cover behind a concrete pillar after he fired the first round of shots.
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 News: Update: Rowan Atkinson not cast as Voldemort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
You have to love the rumours, if the Rowan Atkinson casting is true it will be interesting to see who he plays.
Rowan Atkinson would make a good Bagman, although he looks more like Barty Crouch Senior of whom I hope will be played by Eric Braeden.
Rowan aktison is going top be played voldemort if anything, think of him, if you saw the Scooby doo film, he can make a good villian.
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 Rowan Atkinson : Comedian Profile
After an acclaimed revue at the Hampstead Theater in 1978, Atkinson was offered starring roles in two British television series, but chose instead to join the BBC's legendary "Not The Nine O'Clock News" team, where he first performed with Tall Guy director Mel Smith.
For his performance in "Not the Nine O'Clock News," Atkinson personally won the "British Academy Award" and was named "BBC Personality of the Year." His show at London's Globe Theater was sold-out for its entire run, and he won the Society of West End Theaters award for "Comedy Performance of the Year."
While filming The Tall Guy during the day, Atkinson could be found in the theater in the evenings starring in "The Sneeze," a collection of Checkov adaptations.
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 RowanAtkinson.com: Forum
atkinson is great in anything that he does he is a comic genius
Atkinson is the funniest man in the world :D
Hi guys, im raly big Rowan fan, cant wait for France bean :D
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 Ar-Ay: Positive Atheism's Big List of Quotations
The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty.
Having spent a substantial part of my career parodying religious figures from my own Christian background, I am aghast at the notion that it could, in effect, be made illegal to imply ridicule of a religion or to lampoon religious figures.
However, in period and in context it was extremely funny and I believe that it is the reaction of the audience that should decide the appropriateness of a joke, not the law of the land.
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 Britain: Rowan Atkinson on the right to satirise religion
Comedian Rowan Atkinson made this plea on behalf of “those whose job it is to question, to analyse, to satirise” as British members of parliament prepared to consider the draft law.
My plea is for them to look at what they're holding in their hands and see what an unwieldy and wholly inappropriate tool they have chosen.”
Rowan Atkinson was speaking at the House of Commons on the eve of the second reading of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill to publicise the objections of a broad group of writers, representatives of the National Secular Society and MPs.
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 Rowan Atkinson
Keeping Mum - Starring Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Emilia Fox
Atkinson repeats on 'Bean'.(London Eye)(Rowan Atkinson and Simon McBurney to develop "Bean 2")(Brief Article)
Elsewhere on the "hate-speech" front, English comedian Rowan Atkinson, best known for his internationally beloved character Mr.
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 Rowan Atkinson Live (1992) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Plot Summary: Rowan Atkinson and Angus Deayton in Boston doing a live performance of the same styles of humor we've seen in Mr...
Goofs: Continuity: In the "Art of Acting" sketch, where Atkinson plays the villain trying to use poison, when he falls down the glass of beer suddenly disappears.
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