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25th June 2014

The fictional characters used in British Tv comedy Blackadder shared names with real-life soldiers. Military historians have discovered that Captain Blackadder, played by Rowan Atkinson and Lieutenant George, portrayed by Hugh Laurie actually fought in...

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The 'Blackadder' Characters Were Real People. Oh, You Didn't Know?

By Michael West | 25th June 2014

Captain Blackadder, Lieutenant George and Private Baldrick, some of the most enduring comedy characters of all time, had real-life namesakes, it has emerged.The Blackadder characters were...actually...real people.The BBC comedy Blackadder, which covered four periods of...

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Patsy Byrne, Actress Best Known As Nursie In 'Blackadder Ii', Dies Aged 80

By Elinor Cosgrave | 22nd June 2014

Patsy Byrne, the British actress best known for her role as Nursie in Blackadder II, has died at the age of 80.Rowan Atkinson starred alongside Byrne in Blackadder II.An announcement in the Telegraph as Metro...

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Rowan Atkinson Helps Car Crash Victim

29th May 2014

British actor Rowan Atkinson rushed to the aid of a car crash victim following a nasty accident in Tuscany, Italy on Tuesday (27May14).The Mr. Bean star, who was involved in a car crash himself in...

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Rowan Atkinson Splits From Wife - Report

14th April 2014

British actor Rowan Atkinson has split from his wife of 23 years, according to U.K. reports.The Mr. Bean star is said to have separated from his longtime partner, Sunetra, after a period of estrangement....

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Rowan Atkinson And Lady Gaga Top 2013'S Tv Complaints

17th December 2013

A comedy sketch by veteran funnyman Rowan Atkinson and a racy performance by Lady Gaga have been named the most controversial U.K. Tv moments of 2013.The Mr. Bean star incurred the wrath of British Tv...

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Rowan Atkinson Plays Surprise Comedy Show In London

30th November 2013

British actor Rowan Atkinson stunned fans by performing a surprise comedy show in London this week (ends01Dec13).The Mr. Bean star hit the stage to perform in front of only 30 people at the city's Drink...

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Tributes Pour In For Late Comic Mel Smith

21st July 2013

Britain's leading comedy stars including Rowan Atkinson, Simon Pegg and Stephen Fry have paid tribute to British funnyman Mel Smith following his death on Friday (19Jul13).The 60-year-old comedian passed away at his home in north-west...

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Rowan Atkinson Comedy Sketch Cleared By U.k. Watchdog Chiefs

1st July 2013

Broadcasting regulators in the U.K. have cleared Bbc bosses of any wrongdoing after airing a controversial Tv comedy skit by British actor Rowan Atkinson as part of a charity fundraiser in March (13).The Mr. Bean...

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Adele And Pj Harvey Among Those Honoured In Queen's Birthday Honours List

By Joe Wilde | 15th June 2013

Adele has yet another award to stick on the mantlepiece; this time the singer has been awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II as part of the royal's annual Birthday Honours List. Fellow female singer...

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Adele & Rowan Atkinson Land Titles On Queen's Birthday Honors List

15th June 2013

Singer Adele and Mr. Bean star Rowan Atkinson have been named among the recipients of coveted titles on Queen Elizabeth Ii's Birthday Honors List.The 87-year-old monarch has bestowed a Most Excellent Order of the British...

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David Walliams Rules Out Hollywood Move

27th May 2013

Funnyman David Walliams has ruled out pursuing a Hollywood career, insisting he has taken inspiration from fellow Brits Rowan Atkinson and Ronnie Barker by staying away from Tinseltown.The Little Britain star has enjoyed brief roles...

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Rowan Atkinson's Brother Appalled By Tv Comedy Sketch

20th March 2013

Rowan Atkinson's brother has condemned the funnyman's controversial appearance on Britain's Comic Relief fundraiser, insisting he was "appalled" by the comedian's "adolescent" and "pathetic" use of bad language.The Mr. Bean star dressed up as the...

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Tv Bosses Address Controversial Rowan Atkinson Joke

18th March 2013

British Tv bosses have insisted Rowan Atkinson "did not mean to cause any offence" by using bad language during a controversial comedy skit for a charity telethon.The Mr. Bean actor was among the stars who...

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Mr. Bean's $1.4m Car Repair The Biggest Repair Bill Ever In Britain

By Jack de Aguilar | 9th February 2013

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...

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Rowan Atkinson Supercar Cost $1.4 Million To Repair

8th February 2013

British actor Rowan Atkinson's supercar cost $1.4 million (£910,000) to repair after a 2011 smash.The Johnny English star was hospitalised after crashing his luxury MCLaren F1 vehicle, which spun off the road and hit a...

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No More Mr Bean: Rowan Atkinson A Revelation In 'Quatermaine's Terms'

By Michael West | 30th January 2013

Rowan Atkinson, the British actor best known for his comic turns in Johnny English, Blackadder and Mr Bean, has received astonishingly good reviews for his first serious stage role in 25 years. Atkinson, 58, plays...

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Rowan Atkinson Returns To The Stage For Simon Gray Play

29th January 2013

Mr. Bean star Rowan Atkinson is returning to the London stage to star in the late Simon Gray's upcoming West End play Quartermaine's Terms.The 58 year old funnyman won't be playing for laughs - Atkinson...

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Fans Give Their Own Spin On The Kate Middleton Portrait Saga

By Joe Wilde | 12th January 2013

By now, just about everyone has seen the first official portrait of future Queen Kate Middleton, and just about all of those who have seen it agree that it really doesn't do the duchess any...

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Rowan Atkinson's Mild Olympic Nerves

24th December 2012

Rowan Atkinson was more nervous about doing a speech at a wedding than performing at the Olympics opening ceremony.The actor was watched by an estimated 900 million people around the world when he performed as...

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The Things They Tweet: 3413630

11th December 2012

"Justin Bieber gets 12,000 retweets for saying 'thanks' so here is my attempt: thanks." Funnyman Rowan Atkinson attempts to build up his Twitter.com following.

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Rowan Atkinson: 'I Don't Want To Play Mr. Bean Any More'

18th November 2012

British actor Rowan Atkinson fears the end is in sight for his beloved comedy creation Mr. Bean as playing him has become "childish and sad".Atkinson's famously bumbling character debuted on British television in 1990, with...

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Rowan Atkinson Calls For Change In U.k. Insult Law

18th October 2012

British actor Rowan Atkinson has called on U.K. officials to change a law on insults in a bid to halt the "creeping culture of censoriousness".The Mr. Bean star delivered a speech at a parliamentary reception...

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Unfinished Blackadder Script Re-discovered ; Could There Be A Final Hurrah?

By Contributor | 9th October 2012

Popular British comic character Blackadder looks like he could have one more role up his sleeve, after a 'lost Christmas special' was re-discovered by scriptwriter Richard Curtis. Played by the actor Rowan Atkinson, Blackadder...

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Chanel Ready To Launch New Scent

10th August 2012

Chanel are finalising the release of their new Coco Noir scent.The fragrance is in homage to the late designer Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, and is intended to focus on the interplay between light and dark and...

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James Bond And The Parachuting Queen - A Highlight Of London 2012 Ceremony

30th July 2012

Everyone always remembers an unusual JAMES BOND Girl but the Queen really took the biscuit on Friday when she took part in a Bond-related skit for Danny Boyle's London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. The Daily...

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Arctic Monkeys Beatles Cover Soars Up Itunes Singles Chart

30th July 2012

Arctic Monkeys' cover of 'Come Together' by The Beatles is quickly climbing up the UK singles chart, according to Nme.com today (July 30, 2012). The band played the track as part of the Olympics opening...

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Olympic Soundtrack 'Isles Of Wonder' Races To The Top Of The Download Pack

30th July 2012

The Olympic Soundtrack has beaten all competitors and raced straight to the top of the iTunes chart, with hits by Dizzee Rascal, the Arctic Monkeys and the Four Nations Choir set to appeal to everybody's...

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Olympic Openning Ceremony Lives Up To The Hype

28th July 2012

Danny Boyle 's much-hyped Olympic Openning Ceremony lived up to expectations as it delivered awe, laughter and even a very special entrance from Queen Elizabeth Ii.Masterminded by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, the ceremony has a...

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