Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

Atkinson in 2011, image via magicinfoto/

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, economist, and political commentator. Rowan has three children, one with his partner, Louise Ford, and two with his former wife, Sunetra Sastry.

Rowan’s paternal grandfather was Edward Atkinson (the son of William John Atkinson and Mary Ann Brannon). Edward was born in Spennymoor, Durham. William was the son of George Atkinson and Esther Ann Salmond.

Rowan’s paternal grandmother was Edith Browell (the daughter of William Browell and Elizabeth Walton). Edith was born in Lanchester, Durham, England.

Rowan’s maternal grandfather was Frank Bainbridge (the son of James Bainbridge and Jennie/Jane Tasker). Frank was born in West Hartlepool, Durham. James was the son of William Thompson Bainbridge and Mary Jane Storey/Stockton. Jennie was the daughter of Francis Tasker and Ann/Anne Warrior.

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

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14 Responses

  1. MettaWorkPlease says:

    Comedy genius. One of Britain’s best exports

  2. Kimmel says:

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

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