The popular TV show Mr. Bean is a British situation comedy which was performed by the popular actors Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis and was produced by Tiger Aspect and co-written by Ben Elton. The series was originally aired on ITV, starting with the pilot on 1 January 1990 to 1995. He also starred in the movies – Bean Movie in 1997, and Mr. Bean’s Holiday in 2007.
“Having made an animated TV series, we’re now in the foothills of producing an animated movie for Mr. Bean,” Atkinson told the Radio Times. The role attracted massive television watchers. Based on a character originally developed by Atkinson while he was reading for his master’s degree at Oxford University, the series concentrates on Mr. Bean, described by Atkinson as “a child in a developed man’s body”, as he solves several problems presented by daily tasks and often causes disturbance in the process. The series has been inspired by physical comedy actors such as ‘Jacques Tati’ and those from early soundless movies. The Trouble with Mr. Bean has received several international awards, including the Rose d’Or. The series has also been sold in 245 nations worldwide.
The most successful Hollywood actor ”Rowan Atkinson”, who is globally known and admired for playing the humorous character of Mr. Bean said that he gets stressed and fatigued and does not feel pleasant when he represents the character. However, a 65-year-old actor admitted in a recent interview that playing the iconic role is “the weight of responsibility not pleasant”.
While speaking exceedingly in an interview the loving actor opened up about the “responsibility” he feels to describe the loved character, it’s easier for me to perform the character vocally than visually,” he said “I don’t much enjoy playing him. The weight of responsibility is not pleasant. I find it stressful and exhausting, and I look forward to the end of it,”
“I do not like the process of making anything – with the possible exception of ‘Blackadder’ – because the responsibility for making that series funny was on many shoulders, not just mine,” said Rowan.
Rowan Atkinson isn’t surprised by the success of Bean.
“Mr. Bean’s success has never surprised me. Watching an adult behaving in a childish way without being remotely aware of his inappropriateness is fundamentally funny,” he added.
“The fact that the comedy is visual rather verbal means that it has been successful internationally, too,” Mr. Been said.