British actor Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, famous for the title name Mr.Bean, was born in 1955. He celebrates his birthday on 6th January. Fewer people know that he grew up with his parents and two older brothers Rupert and Rodney working at his father’s farm.
According to wikis, he started his career writing and starring at BBC Not the Nine O'clock News in 1981. The same year he became the youngest performer to star in a one-person show in the West End. He has high interest in cars; he owns various fast cars (Aston Martin Vantages, etc.)
Atkinson Married Life
During the shooting of the TV show Blackadder in 1986, Atkinson met with a makeup artist named Sunetra Sastri. Well, she was initially doing makeup for Stephen Fry during the casting but had later switched to Atkinson.
It seemed like the fate made her switch the job as after that the duo zinged, and they even started dating. Eventually, they got married in February 1990 at the Russian tea room in New York City. Stephen Fry was the best man of their wedding.
Atkinson shares two children with Sunetra: Benjamin Alexander Sebastian Atkinson (1993) and Lily Grace Atkinson(1995). Apart from being a mom, Sunetra is also actively involved in charity and humanitarian effort and has worked with charities such as the brain cancer foundation of Great Britain.
Why Did Rowan Split With Former Wife?
There was news about Rowan dating an actress half his age. Though they were only rumors, his daughter Lily confirmed the story by calling her father "Dick head" in social media. She even ditched her father’s surname and instead adopted her mother's maiden name.
Well, Rowan put a distance in his 24 years of marrige with Sunetra for a woman half his age and filed for divorce with his wife. In 2013, the divorced process got pending because he failed to present himself in the court due to his hectic schedule. The process went for one year, and the divorced petition officially completed in 2014.
Rowan Atkinson with his former wife, Sunetra Sastry (Photo: independent.ie)
Rowan Atkinson, a father of two grown children from his first marriage, became a father with his new girlfriend, Louise Ford at the age of 62. Louise Ford, age 33, is the daughter of a gas-fitter. She grew up in Southeast London and is best known for playing Kate Middleton in television hit, The Windsors.
Seems like Rowan and Louise are ready to take their relationship into another level and become a real family as he has devoted himself to his present girlfriend. Moreover, there are also no rumors about the pair having any problems between them.
Rowan Atkinson's Net Worth
Atkinson has been one of the most legendary figures in English comedy. And his legendary work and achievements have undoubtedly made him one of the richest. His net worth as of 2018 is estimated to be $130 million and it is certain that he earns a massive salary too.