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Mr. Bean

A masterclass in self-deprecating fun from - who else? - the Brits

If Beijing was epic and dramatic, London was all about humour. The British are masters of the understatement and the opening ceremony was a masterclass in self-deprecating, laugh-at-ourselves fun. It was irony, shaken and stirred.

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

Johnny English Reborn

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Gillian Anderson, Rosamund Pike, Dominic West Director: Oliver Parker Category: IIA

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Eight Eventful Escapades (DVD)

Here are eight animated stories, about 10 minutes each, from your favourite hapless character, Mr Bean.

In Eight Eventful Escapades, Rowan Atkinson once again gives us Mr Bean's signature mumbled grumblings.

9 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Laid-back designer's success is in the bag

Everything that people see and do at the Cannes Film Festival has to look chic - even the chairs. At a special event this year, guests could enjoy their champagne on award-winning bean bags designed and produced by Felix Chang, founder of Slack, a Hong Kong-based company.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

UK QUIZ

Test your general knowledge. The answers are below.

7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

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13 May 2007 - 12:00am

Bean is back and barking

There is no middle ground with Rowan Atkinson's Mr Bean: you either love him, or you loathe him.

For those who find this clownish character hilarious, Mr Bean's Holiday, with its silly gags and slapstick humour, is a great film.

8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Spill the Bean

At first glance, it's all too easy to confuse Rowan Atkinson with his mumbling, accident-prone alter ego, Mr Bean. Ask the actor about the similarities and you get a qualified agreement.

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Mr Bean's Holiday

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Emma de Caunes, Willem Dafoe

Director: Steve Bendelack

Category: I (English and French)

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Working class act

SEAN BEAN'S RUGGED good looks might have helped him snag the title of 'second sexiest man in England' by British film magazine Empire, but his working-class roots have helped him keep his feet firmly on the ground.

The versatile actor has achieved fame and success, yet managed to stay out of the tabloids and celebrity magazines.

12 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

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