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"I find it frustrating that, apart from FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, I have yet to be involved in a film of which I am...

Bean Grosses $100 Million In 14 Days

MR BEAN's latest movie adventure has become an official worldwide smash hit months before its release in the US, after scoring $100 million (GBP51.2 million)...

Mr Bean's Holiday Rules The Box Office

MR BEAN'S HOLIDAY clung to the top of the UK box office for the second week running, making GBP2.5 million ($4.9 million) over the Easter...


300 Back On Top

War epic 300 continues to do battle in the world's cinemas, regaining the top spot as the globe's top film from new MR BEAN comedy,...

Mr Bean's Holiday Rules Holiday Box Office

MR BEAN'S HOLIDAY went straight to the top of the UK box office over the weekend (31MAR-01APR07), taking GBP4.5 million ($8.7 million) over the beginning...

Atkinson Hates Making Movies

MR BEAN star ROWAN ATKINSON hates making movies, because the experience makes him anxious and insecure. The comedy actor claims the process of filmmaking brings...

Mr. Bean's $1.4M Car Repair the Biggest Repair Bill Ever in Britain

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It's officially the most expensive; Mr. Bean's $1.4m (£910k) car repair tops an unwanted chart after Rowan Atkinson's insurance company shelled out big bucks to fix his McLaren F1.

Atkinson crashed McLaren F1 - which can reach speeds of 240mph - in 2011 for the second time, culminating in a hefty, hefty repair bill, which is astronomically high because it's made mostly of carbon fibre. Luckily, for Mr. Bean anyway, it was the insurance company that were creasing at signing that mega-cheque. Atkinson actually picked up the supercar back in 1997 - around 16 years ago - but due to inflation and the rarity of the model, its value has skyrocketed. In fact, Atkinson's is one of only 64 F1s McLaren built. We hate to think what the monthly payments on that car are now. Reports say that it took over a year before expert technicians from McLaren were able to restore Mr. Bean's automobile. "I'm not a collector," he says, "I don't like the toy cupboard syndrome that causes so many good cars to evaporate. It depresses me that they are hidden away like investment art, or gold ingots in a Swiss vault. The McLaren is just so usable, it is a crime not to use it. No gritted teeth, you just get in and drive." (via The Sun).

This probably won't be too much of a problem for Mr Atkinson, though, his infamous turn as Mr. Bean, followed by a string of hilarious movie roles and some impressive writing credits have lead him to a reported net worth of $112 million. 

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Picture - Jessie Wallace celebrates her 40th... Surrey, England, Sunday 25th September 2011

Jessie Wallace and Mr Bean Sunday 25th September 2011 Jessie Wallace celebrates her 40th birthday with friends at the Ye Olde Swan Pub in Thames Ditton. The group arrived at around 1.30pm, and stayed till 7pm, taking a boat ride up and down the Thames in between. Jessie was in a fine mood, and even wore a Mr Bean face mask, while holding her birthday cake up to snappers. Surrey, England

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