Rowan Atkinson to announce shock retirement from acting?

Atkinson created a stir on Wednesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Atkinson fans. Speculation had been rife that the British actor best known for his roles in Johnny English or Mr. Bean, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 66, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 21/10/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actor isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor-comedian just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouRowan was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Rowan Atkinson was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouRowan”
— @universalObserver, 20 Oct 2021
“I thought Rowan Atkinson retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 20 Oct 2021

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