The all-time favorite comedy actor Rowan Atkinson, who is mostly known for his portrayals of Mr. Bean and Edmund Blackadder, is going to have another child at the age of 62. Along with his girlfriend, 33-year-old Louise Ford, they are expecting their first child in the next couple of weeks. He began dating Louise, who also plays Kate Middleton in the comedy The Windsors, in 2014, after he separated from Sunetra Sastry. But how will he cope with this new challenge of becoming a dad at the age of 62?
Atkinson already has a couple of kids from his previous marriage, those being his 23-year-old son Ben, and his 21-year-old daughter Lily from his marriage to Sunetra Sastry.
He separated from Sunetra after 25 years of marriage and it all ended with a court hearing which lasted just over one minute. Just a year later, Louise moved in to Rowan’s cottage in North London.
A source told The Mirror:
“Rowan and Louise are both over the moon and can’t wait for their new arrival. It’s a very happy time for them both.”
Rowan and Louise met on the set of West End in 2012 and they became pretty close. He split with Sastry in 2014 although they were in the middle of building an £11 million home together.
His son Ben is currently in the army, whereas his daughter Lily is a cabaret dancer and singer.
In terms of his acting career, he might be joining a film about the life of the band Oasis. The information came after the famous singer Liam Gallagher confirmed he thought Mr. Bean should play his brother Noel.
Since the band split up in 2009, the brothers Liam and Noel have been notoriously in a feud.
Im looking for somebody to peel some spuds live on stage tnight at this gig in Bethnal Green must have own peeler as you were LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) November 7, 2017
Liam saw an unflattering comparison to the character of his brother during an interview on Absolute Radio. He said that Noel’s ‘annoying’ personality made Mr. Bean the perfect choice to play him in a movie.
“Mr. Bean for Noel, because he’s annoying, isn’t he? You just want to punch his f*cking head in and be like, ‘Stop f*cking about mate.'”
What about the actor playing Liam?
The Manc rocker continued:
“I don’t wanna go down the sexy hunky route, so none of that Tom Hardy nonsense for me. Rhys fans would be good for me. He’s a bit out there. Rhys and Mr. Bean. There you go.”
Even though we don’t know if he is really going to take this role, Rowan is set to appear in the third installment of his spy-comedy series Johnny English next year.
Interestingly for his fans, Roan says that he doesn’t like his fame, and has even called his popularity ‘disturbing’.
“It is bizarre. I try not to think about it too much. If I ever do stop and dwell on how well known my face is in so many obscure places of the world then I think I would find it quite disturbing.”
He is still a comedy legend, isn’t he?