Currently alive, at 61 years of age.
1955 – Born on the 6th of January.
1976 – He continued with an MSc at Queens College, Oxford, first achieving notice at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
1978 – He was offered his own television series by ITV.
1983 – He also co-wrote with Richard Curtis.
1988 – Atkinson’s other famous creation, the hapless Mr. Bean, first appeared in a half-hour special for Thames Television.
– Atkinson appeared at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.
1989 – He appeared in former Not the Nine O’Clock News co-star Mel Smith’s directorial debut The Tall Guy.
1990 – Atkinson married Sunetra Sastry, having met her professionally on the set of Blackadder.
1994 – Atkinson, with his turn as a verbally bumbling vicar, gained further recognition in the hit Four Weddings and a Funeral.
1997 – His television character Mr. Bean debuted on the big screen with Bean to international success.
2001 – Atkinson continued to appear in supporting roles in successful comedies, including Rat Race, Scooby-Doo, and Love Actually.
2003 – He has also starred in the James Bond parody Johnny English.