Rowan Atkinson

by follers on October 5, 2012

Rowan Atkinson

Birth Name: Rowan Sebastian Atkinson

Place of Birth: Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 6 January, 1955

Ethnicity: English

Rowan Atkinson is an English actor, comedian, and writer. He is the son of Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson. His brother, Rodney Atkinson, is a eurosceptic conservative academic, economic, and political commentator.

Rowan is of English descent.

Rowan’s paternal grandparents were Edward Atkinson (the son of William John Atkinson and Mary Ann Brannon) and Edith Gertrude Browell (the daughter of William Browell and Elizabeth Walton). Rowan’s great-grandfather William Atkinson was the son of George Atkinson and Esther Ann Salmond.

Rowan’s maternal grandfather was Frank Bainbridge (the son of James Bainbridge and Jennie Tasker). James was the son of William Thompson Bainbridge and Mary Jane Storey/Stockton.

Rowan’s maternal grandmother was Ella Schofield (the daughter of George Schofield and Ada Hopkinson). George was the son of George Schofield and Emma Harrison. Ada was the daughter of Joseph Hopkinson and Sarah Gregory.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

MettaWorkPlease November 2, 2016 at 10:17 pm

Comedy genius. One of Britain’s best exports

ses101 April 10, 2017 at 2:21 pm

Yip, he’s a living legend.

Kimmel June 9, 2016 at 8:29 pm

There is more in there than just English. Also, “Tasker”…?

andrew March 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm
sparkles180 August 8, 2015 at 2:01 pm

He’s english but his family is interracial. His daughter lily atkinson is very pretty. I never knew she was part east indian.

neiltennant June 7, 2015 at 2:22 am

he looks very british

but i remember there is a thin line between the brits and the mediterannians (sic) because most brits look dark but they have light brown eyes or green eyes like ROWAN ATKINSON

but if Mr. Atkinson genius would have dark brown eyes he would be seen as arab or italian

A user June 7, 2015 at 6:44 am

I dont brits are that dark. They tend to have some shade of brown hair and blue eyes.

gel August 17, 2015 at 4:02 am

Like who?

fukyou April 19, 2015 at 11:32 am

What? Mr. Bean is clearly an alien.

theropod April 1, 2015 at 5:55 am

Waiting for someone to say “he’s too dark to be English-English”…

Girll April 4, 2015 at 4:01 am

He is too dark to be English English……. ;)

Capricious April 4, 2015 at 6:21 am

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