Happy 55 – Rowan Atkinson


Rowan Atkinson turns 55 today. From this end, all we can do is wish him a Happy Birthday. He’s given us the gift of laughter over the years beginning with Not the Nine O’Clock News, then Blackadder, Mr. Bean and, finally, The Thin Blue Line. Stops along the way for specials like Bernard and the Genie and numerous movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, with longtime friend, Richard Curtis.

For those that don’t know anything about him other than the characters you see on screen, he studied electrical engineering at Newcastle University and is an avid car collector. He races an Aston Martin V-8 Zagato. In addition, his collection also includes an Audi A8, a Renault 5 GT Turbo and a Mclaren F1. On a much simpler scale, he also owns a Honda Civic Hybrid.

From Not the Nine O’Clock News , this classic Rowan Atkinson moment to celebrate his 55th birthday. Kind of makes the recent switch from analog to digital seem easy, doesn’t it?