Mr. Bean Retiring: Rowan Atkinson is retiring Mr. Bean Character

By on Nov 20, 2012 in Entertainment, Movies, Television Comments
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Mr. Bean is retiring soon as British actor Rowan Atkinson revealed his plans of terminating his most popular character role, according to several reports on Saturday, November 17, 2012.

Atkinson explained that he now feels too old to continue playing the childlike character of Mr. Bean.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the 57-year-old Atkinson said that “The stuff that has been most commercially successful for me — basically quite physical, quite childish — I increasingly feel I’m going to do a lot less of. Apart from the fact that your physical ability starts to decline, I also think someone in their 50s being childlike becomes a little sad. You’ve got to be careful.”

The British actor elaborates that wants to shift from the childlike role into some serious roles.

The actor is reportedly preparing for the West End revival of the dark comedy by Simon Gray entitled, “Quartermaine’s Terms” where he is playing the lead character.

Aside from Mr. Bean, Atkinson has also played in various movies that include the comedy hit “Johnny English.”



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