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Rowan Atkinson First Tested His Mr. Bean Character in Front of a French-Speaking Audience at the Canadian “Just for Laughs” Festival in 1987.

Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis created Mr. Bean. The show was produced by Tiger Aspect and starred Atkinson himself as the title character. The sitcom comprises 15 episodes co-written by Atkinson, Curtis, and Robin Driscoll, with Ben Elton co-writing the pilot. But did you know how Rowan Atkinson tested his Mr. Bean character?  Rowan Atkinson …

Rowan Atkinson First Tested His Mr. Bean Character in Front of a French-Speaking Audience at the Canadian “Just for Laughs” Festival in 1987. Read More »

Why Did Rowan Atkinson Want to Be Listed on the French-Speaking Bill During the Just For Laughs Festival?

Mr. Bean, the famous comedic character we’ve all grown to love, was the brainchild of comedian Rowan Atkinson. Mr. Bean has captivated and humored us in the early nineties. But did you know how Atkinson verified that non-English communities would positively receive his character as well? In the 1987 Just For Laughs Festival, Atkinson insisted …

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