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Eric Atkinson

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Full NameEric Atkinson
First NameEric
Last NameAtkinson
ProfessionCelebrity Parent
Birth CountryUnited Kingdom
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseElla Mary Bainbridge
No Of Children4
Married DateJune 29,1945

Eric Atkinson is famous for his celebrity son. He is the late father of Actor Rowan Atkinson, renowned worldwide for his most iconic character Mr. Bean.

The story of Mr. Bean is inextricably bound with the story of his life

A P.H.D student studying electrical engineering who later ended up his sketch comedy career; began his career with the B.B.C. Radio 3 comedy show The Atkinson People, which he co-wrote with Richard Curtis

Soon after, he got a gig on his first T.V. show, Not The Nine O'Clock News, and later on, the series called Blackadder followed with its sequels. 

Atkinson's interest in visual comedy was based on discovering a film by Jacques Tati, which gave him the idea of creating Mr. Bean, a fictional character who looks odd, behaves odd, and has an odd solution to problems, or we can say a childish character in grown-up man body. 

The story of Mr. Bean is inextricably bound with the story of his life and experiences. Whenever they tried to think Mr. Bean about his reactions to situations, Rowan would imagine Bean as himself as a nine-year-old him. 

He was an anarchist, and Mr. Bean is an anarchist. 

As a child, Rowan had a shy nature and didn't have many friends because they often bullied him for his stammering habit and looks, which replicates Mr. Bean's nature, who also didn't have friends. 

Married to his wife

Eric married Ella Mary Bainbridge. The couple got married on June 29, 1945. After marrying, Ella moved to Consett and was a homemaker before getting fame as Rowan's mother.

Eric worked as a farmer

Eric worked as a farmer and later as a company director.  He earned quite well, due to which he provided his children with the privilege to attend quality schools and universities.

Father of his four children

Eric is a father to his four children, and all were sons. Rowan is the youngest of his four sons. One of his sons, Paul, died while he was an infant. 

His other sons are Rodney and Rupert. Rodney is a renowned political and economic commentator, a journalist, and a businessperson. He raised all his sons in Consett, England.

Eric Atkinson Son Rodney Atkinson
Eric Atkinson Son Rodney Atkinson Source: The Telegraph

Victim of death hoax time and again

Rowan has become the victim of hoax time and again though he is not dead. The first hoax went viral on July 17, where the article claimed Rowan's death while doing a stunt. 

Another article also claimed his false death. In 2018 another hoax claimed his life following a car accident while performing the stunt in Los Angeles. It was spread widely via Twitter and Facebook

The attempt was done deliberately to spread the virus, sometimes trying to get the caller's credit card information after sharing the site with a security test to watch the video. 

Obsession with cars

Rowan is highly obsessed with cars and has a huge collection of them. His fondness for cars emerged from his childhood when he used to drive his father's tractor. 

He has a total of 15 cars starting which are JAGUAR MK7, McLaren f1, Rolls Royce Ghost, BMWI3, Aston Martin Vantage, Mercedes -Benz  SLS AMG, Bentley Mulsanne Birkin, Aston Martin Vantage, Johny English Rolls Royce, Land Rover Defender 90 heritage, Lancia Thema 8.32 series 1, Skoda Superb, Mercedes –Benz 500E, Ford Falcon and AudiA8

He sold his McLaren f1 for $ 12.2 million after crashing twice.

Net Worth

The net worth of Eric is not revealed. His son, Rowan, has become a global icon from his comedy and acting skills and has appeared in several movies and theater. 

He has amassed a total of :

 Year Net Worth
Rowan Atkinson 2020$ 150 million 
Source: Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, and voice actor


  1. His age is under review.
  2. His son Rowan was married to Sunetra Sastry. He has three children Lily Sastry, Isla Atkinson, and Benjamin Atkinson.

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Updated On Fri Jul 22 2022 Published On Fri Jan 08 2021 By paper-boat

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