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Atkinson Wrecks Car On His Driveway

British funnyman ROWAN ATKINSON has wrecked his car without even leaving home - the star reportedly smashed up his luxury vehicle on his own driveway.The actor, who found international fame as the hapless Mr Bean,...

31st August 2009

Atkinson Undergoes Hernia Surgery

British actor ROWAN ATKINSON has pulled out of his role in a West End production of OLIVER after undergoing hernia surgery. The Bean star has been nursing the problem for a while but fell ill earlier...

4th April 2009

Omid Djalili To Replace Atkinson In Oliver! Run

Comedian Omid Djalili is to follow Rowan Atkinson as Fagin in the current Oliver! revival in the West End.The stand-up and actor will replace the Mr Bean star from July 20th and is set for...

12th February 2009

West End Shows Cancelled As Snow Cripples London

Several plays and musicals in London's West End have been cancelled after heavy snowfall in the capital.Performances of the new production of Oliver!, as well as big-budget musicals including Avenue Q and Jersey Boys have...

2nd February 2009

Fascinating Fact 6435

The cast of legendary British TV series BLACKADDER will reunite for a one-off documentary special this Christmas (08). BLACKADDER RIDES AGAIN will be shown on U.K. TV channel BBC1 and will feature interviews with star...

25th November 2008

Williams And Rivers Perform For Prince's Birthday

Comedy legends ROBIN WILLIAMS, JOAN RIVERS and ROWAN ATKINSON performed a thrilling show on Wednesday (12Nov08) to celebrate British royal PRINCE CHARLES' 60th birthday. Monty Python legend John Cleese and the actor at the centre...

13th November 2008

The Things They Say 10088

"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 totally proud." MR BEAN star ROWAN ATKINSON is not impressed...

3rd November 2008

Robin Williams Returns To UK Stage For Royal Show

Robin Williams is to perform on the British stage for the first time in 25 years as part of a show to mark the Prince of Wales' 60th birthday.The Good Will Hunting star and stand-up...

1st October 2008

Jodie 'Starstruck' Over Working With Rowan Atkinson

Jodie Prenger has talked of her excitement at the prospect of working alongside Rowan Atkinson in Sir Cameron Mackintosh's Oliver! revival.The I'd Do Anything winner claimed the role of Nancy in Saturday night's final and...

3rd June 2008

Atkinson To Play Fagin In New Twist

MR. BEAN is set to pick a pocket or two as the star of a new stage adaptation of CHARLES DICKENS' beloved OLIVER TWIST. British funnyman Rowan Atkinson will take on the role of thief...

28th March 2008

Rowan Atkinson To Play Fagin On The West End

British comedian ROWAN ATKINSON has signed up to play bad guy Fagin in the new West End production of OLIVER!Best known for his roles in BLACKADDER and MR BEAN, Atkinson will star alongside the winners...

27th March 2008

Mr. Bean In Car Accident

Funnyman ROWAN ATKINSON escaped without citation after reversing his rented SUV into a parked car during a Christmas trip to Aspen, Colorado last week (20Dec07). The Mr. Bean star was trying to park himself when...

24th December 2007

Atkinson Blasts Gay Hate Law

British funnyman ROWAN ATKINSON warns the U.K. government's plans to outlaw homophobic bullying will destroy comedy. The Mr Bean comedian fears the proposed law, intended to make homophobic slurs a criminal offence, will lead to...

12th November 2007

Potter Producer Tackles Paddington Bear

HARRY POTTER producer DAVID HEYMAN has teamed up with MR. BEAN'S HOLIDAY screenwriter HAMISH MCCOLL to bring PADDINGTON BEAR back to life. The pair is working on a live action movie based on Michael Bond's...

14th September 2007

Superbad Reigns Over Box Office For Second Week

As is customary at the end of August, the box office lost steam over the weekend, with the top film, Superbad, hanging on to first place for the second week in a row with only...

28th August 2007

Box Office: Not Super Bad But Not Super Good, Either.

The summer box office is believed to have inched past the $4-billion mark over the weekend, thereby surpassing the record of $3.95 billion set in 2004. (Last year's total was $3.63 billion.) It occurred over...

27th August 2007

Superbad, The Superhero?

Five films are opening wide this weekend but none is expected to unseat Superbad from the top of the box office. The Judd Apatow comedy is expected to gross about $18-22 million, according to analyst,...

24th August 2007

Atkinson Pours Doubt On Another Bean Movie

British comedian ROWAN ATKINSON insists he's unlikely to star in another MR. BEAN movie, because he want to return to the franchise any more often than once per decade. The 52-year-old recently starred in sequel...

21st August 2007

Fascinating Fact 3284

British funnyman ROWAN ATKINSON has splashed out $1 million (GBP500,000) on a D-Type Jaguar to add to his classic car collection. He already boasts an Aston Martin Virage, a Lancia Integrale, a Lancia Stratos and...

24th May 2007

Atkinson To Star In Dickens Revamp

Funnyman ROWAN ATKINSON is to reteam with his Johnny English director PETER HOWITT to revamp Charles DICkens' David Copperfield. The movie pals have secured a $30 million (GBP15 million) budget for the project, which is...

2nd May 2007

Wild Hogs Tops UK Box Office

John Travolta's motorbike comedy Wild Hogs has topped the UK box office, knocking Mr Bean's Holiday down to second position.Data from Screen International shows that Wild Hogs took 1.69 million over the weekend, including previews,...

18th April 2007

Return Of Blackadder

English actor ROWAN ATKINSON wants to revive his favourite character BLACKADDER, but is skeptical his co-writers BEN ELTON and RICHARD CURTIS will not be interested. Atkinson played EDMUND BLACKADDER, an English royal and government employee...

11th April 2007

Atkinson Tops Comedy List

ROWAN ATKINSON'S comedy character MR BEAN has been named Britain's favourite funnyman of all time. The accident-prone creation of Atkinson topped a Windows Live Space poll with 15 per cent of the vote, while his...

10th April 2007

Gates Plans Movie Career

British pop singer GARETH GATES insists he could be a movie star like his idols BRUCE WILLIS and ROWAN ATKINSON because they both overcame speech impediments to carve successful film careers. The ANYONE OF US...

9th April 2007

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 of the Easter holidays. The comedy, starring ROWAN ATKINSON as...

3rd April 2007

Mr. Bean Sweeps Overseas Box Office

Mr. Bean's Holiday, Rowan Atkinson's latest addition to the Mr. Bean franchise, trounced competition overseas to take in $33.3 million in 26 countries. The film earned $12.8 million in the U.K. alone in just 512...

2nd April 2007

Atkinson Laughs Once Every Five Years

British comedian ROWAN ATKINSON claims to laugh out loud an average of once every five years. The MR BEAN star also admits he feels no enjoyment from hearing an audience laugh at his jokes. He...

29th March 2007

Atkinson Says Goodbye To Mr Bean

English funnyman ROWAN ATKINSON is saying goodbye to his MR BEAN character forever. Atkinson, 52, first introduced the bumbling, clumsy loner in the 1990 TV series, Mr Bean, and brought his character to the big...

27th March 2007

Atkinson Injures Shoulder By Nazi Salute

British comedian ROWAN ATKINSON injured his shoulder after over-practicing a Nazi salute for his latest movie MR. BEAN'S HOLIDAY. The actor suffered pain for months as a result. He says, "I did it with such...

27th March 2007

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 out the worst in him and leaves him stressed and...

21st March 2007

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