About Mr Bean
The first episode of the original Mr Bean series starring Rowan Atkinson was first broadcast on 1st January 1990. Since then Mr Bean has become known all over the world. Created by Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis and Robin Driscoll, there were only 14 episodes ever made.
The original series emerged from Rowan Atkinson's stage revues of the 1980's which featured the silent odd-ball. Rowan Atkinson's comic acting genius has created a highly original work for television. The Mr Bean series has been sold to 190 territories worldwide and has won an
International Emmy and the Golden Rose of Montreux.
In 2002 the character was transformed into an animated series of 26 half hour episodes. The series remains entirely faithful to the original Mr Bean, with the character still living very much in the real world. Rowan Atkinson provides all of Mr Bean's vocal sounds.
The Animated Serieshas heralded a new era for one of the UK's most successful characters of all time. Rowan Atkinson worked on the transformation to animated character and acted out every episode in front of the cameras so that the animators could capture the unique movement of Britain's most infamous character.View clips
The second Mr Bean film, Mr Bean’s holiday, achieved 39 No.1 theatrical openings worldwide.