Rowan Atkinson

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Man Vs. Bee’ On Netflix, Where Rowan Atkinson Destroys A Mansion He’s Housesitting While Battling A Bee

Most people in the States were first exposed to Rowan Atkinson in the hit Britcom Blackadder, where he played the exasperated Edmund Blackadder and his descendants through different time periods. But that was the witty side of Atkinson; he became a worldwide star in 1990, when he displayed his gift for physical comedy as the bumbling, silent Mr. Bean. Much of what he’s done since has been Bean-adjacent, and that goes for his latest project, where his character pretty much destroys a high-tech mansion because of a bee. MAN VS. BEE: STREAM IT OR SKIP IT? Opening Shot: In a courtroom, a meek...
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‘Man vs Bee’ Director David Kerr Details Working With Rowan Atkinson, CGI Bee: ‘It’s Moby Dick in Miniature’

Click here to read the full article. SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you haven’t yet watched the final episode of “Man vs Bee.” It was three years ago that director David Kerr unexpectedly got a call from an old producer colleague, Chris Clark, with whom he’d worked on 2018’s “Johnny English” sequel “Johnny English Strikes Again.” Clark had been developing an idea with “Johnny English” and “Mr Bean” star Rowan Atkinson and wondered if Kerr would be interested in helming the project. “It was a really simple premise,” Kerr tells Variety. “You’ve got this man in a fancy house full of...

Rowan Atkinson on the ‘only thing’ he has in common with Tom Cruise

The Independent asked Rowan Atkinson about his unlikely similarities with Tom Cruise during a press conference for his new Netflix series Man vs Bee.The series – which will be released on Friday (24 June) – stars Atkinson as “bumbling” dad Trevor who gets a job as a housesitter for a rich family in their mansion where he is tormented by a tenacious bee. In the production notes for the comedy, series writer and creator Will Davies said: “[Atkinson is] such a perfectionist and operates as effective showrunner on all his projects, so he’s thinking not just about his performance...

Rowan Atkinson reveals secrets behind his lasting comedy legacy

No matter where you know him from, it's likely you consider Rowan Atkinson a comedy icon. Whether it's from his years time-hopping through formative moments of British history in Blackadder, riding on top of a car on a sofa in Mr Bean, or causing havoc as the worst spy ever in Johnny English, there's something about the 67-year-old's childish sense of humour that has made him a star across the world.

Rowan Atkinson Says Comedy’s Job Is to Offend and That Can’t Be Stopped: ‘Every Joke Has a Victim’

Rowan Atkinson took a stand against “cancel culture” in a recent interview with the Irish Times, sharing his belief that the goal of comedy is to offend or at least to have the potential to offend. The English comedian is famous for playing the title characters on sitcoms “Blackadder,” “Mr. Bean” and “Johnny English.” Atkinson next joins Netflix for the comedy series “Man vs. Bee.”

Rowan Atkinson Says Cancel Culture Is Hurting Comedy: ‘Every Joke Has a Victim’

Click here to read the full article. “Mr. Bean” won’t be Mr. Politically Correct anytime soon. British comedian Rowan Atkinson claimed that it’s “comedy’s job to offend” in an interview with the Irish Times. “It does seem to me that the job of comedy is to offend, or have the potential to offend, and it cannot be drained of that potential,” Atkinson said of cancel culture. “Every joke has a victim. That’s the definition of a joke. Someone or something or an idea is made to look ridiculous.” The “Man vs. Bee” Netflix star continued, “I think you’ve got to be very, very...