Rowan Atkinson Net Worth 2020
|Popular Name:||Rowan Atkinson|
|Real Name:||Rowan Sebastian Atkinson|
|Birth Date:||January 6, 1955|
|Birth Place:||County Durham, England|
(m. 1990; div. 2015)
|Years active:||1978 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$150 Million|
Rowan Atkinson is a world famous comic actor and writer, best-known for his otstounding role as ‘Mr. Bean’ in the two feature films and hit television series of the same name. He is a person with a pliant face, who can easily alter his look from a snooty grandee to a complete buffoon in a matter of seconds. He learnt of his passion for acting and doing comedy while studying at Oxford University and since then, he has not looked back. Apart from the rib-cracking ‘Mr. Bean’ comedy series, Rowan has thrilled audiences with his performances in a number of other roles in film and television. He has earned praise for his knack for physical comedy and for his black humour. During the initial years he got introduced to Richard Curtis, the future screenwriter with whom he wrote and performed comedic lampoons at both the Oxford Playhouse and also the Edinburgh Fringe. This led him to local popularity and a place in the popular comedy, ‘Not the Nine O’ Clock News’, a television series which he wrote and acted in. His motion picture debut was made with the James Bond thriller, titled ‘Never Say Never Again’. It is safe to say that Rowan Atkinson net worth came from his earnings as a film star. He has been seen in a number of films including popular hits like Johnny English, Bean, The Witches, and Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Rowan Atkinson’s Early Life
Born Rowan Sebastian Atkinson on January 6, 1955 in County Durham, England, he is the youngest of the 4 children of Eric Atkinson and Ella May. A staunch Anglican, Rowan attended St. Bees School and Durham Choristers School before attending Newcastle University in England where he majored in Electrical Engineering.
In 1975, he moved to The Queen’s College in Oxford where he continued his Electrical Engineering. It was during his time here that he met the future screenwriter, Richard Curtis. They combined quite well and wrote and executed sketches for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Oxford Playhouse.
Rowan Atkinson’s Career
In 1979, Rowan was featured in a radio comedy series tagged “The Atkinson People.” He joined Angus Deayton soon for works on television works. After their first successful show, Rowan did a show for the London Weekend Television, titled “Canned Laughter”. This was soon followed by another show for the BBC which was titled “Not The Nine O’clock News”. Up next, he was seen playing the lead role in the sitcom “Black Adder,” and later in the second production of the sitcom, titled “Blackadder II.” He also starred in the films “Blackadder the Third” and “Blackadder Goes Forth.” The Blackadder series was a big hit at that time, and it uplifted Rowan’s status and increased his popularity.
He became Mr. Bean when he appeared in a New Year’s Day special show in 1990. Soon afterwards, several sequels were produced where he appeared as Mr. Bean. In 1997, a feature film titled ‘’Mr. Bean’’ was released. Ten years after, “Mr. Bean’s Holiday” was released. He also appeared in “The Thin Blue Line’’ as well as in the James Bond film “Never Say Never Again,” which was a hit 1983 film. Rowan also acted in the 1983 film “Dead on Time”, as well as in the 1988 movie “The Appointments of Dennis Jennings”. He also has credits as an actor in several films including “The Tall Guy”, “Four Weddings and a Funeral”, and in James Bond parody “Johnny English,” “Johnny English Reborn,” and “Johnny English 3”.
Asides playing the voice of Zazu in Disney’s “Lion King”, Rowan has also done a few theatre works. He appeared in a small number of plays, including ‘’Oliver’’, “The Secret Policeman’s Ball,” and “The Nerd’’. He also wrote some stage plays which received much attention. Aditionally, has done advertisements for REMA 1000, Nissan Tino, Appletiser, Barclaycard, and M&M’s.
Awards & Achievements
The British comedian has won many awards for putting up masterclass acts. He has received a two BAFTA award, three Aftonbladet TV prize awards, one CableACE award and the Telvis Award. He has also been nominated for several awards in different categories. Some of his nominations have been for the United Kingdom Comedy Awards, American Comedy Awards, National Television Awards, European Film awards, and the Phoenix Critics Society Award.
Personal Life & Family
Rowan Atkinson is married to a makeup artist Sunetra Sastry. They got married in February 1990 after meeting in the late 1980s. The couple has two grown children, Ben and Lily. They divorced in November 2015 over undisclosed reasons.
Now 65 years of age, Atkinson weighs 80kg and has a height of 181cm.
Rowan Atkinson Net Worth 2020
This comedian is one of the richest in the entire world. He earned most of his wealth from the salary he received for his roles in movies and television sitcoms. He also earned well from his own company, Hindmeck. In 1997, Atkinson paid himself a salary of about 1.9 million for working in his own company. He also earned well from his time as director of another company, Tiger Television. He also made a huge fortune off endorsing banks and other companies. His earnings from the Mr. Bean franchise is estimated at over.
His big amount of money means he can afford a number of expensive things. He lives in a $6 million worth home with his present girlfriend Louise Ford. Together with his former wife, he was in the middle of building a house worth $14.3 million before they decided to go their separate ways. He is also a big fan of expensive cars and has been spotted in a number of them.
Rowan Atkinson net worth is about $150 as of 2020. He has made his wealth as a famous English actor and comedian. He is one of the most respected and most popular personalities on television, and it appears he will maintain this status as long as he lives on.