Legendary comic actor, Rowan Atkinson, is set to have his third child at the age of 62, with his 33-year-old girlfriend.
Atkinson, who’s best known for his portrayals of Mr Bean, Edmund Blackadder and more recently, Johnny English, already has a couple of kids from his previous marriage.
His other children, with his ex-wife Sunetra Sastry, are 23-year-old Ben and 21-year-old and Lily. This is the first child with his partner Louise Ford.
He’s been with Louise, who plays Kate Middleton in Channel 4 comedy The Windsors, since 2014.
He separated from his wife – after a 25-year marriage – in a court hearing which lasted just over one minute.
A year later, Louise moved into Rowan’s cottage in North London.
A source told The Mirror:
Rowan and Louise are both over the moon and can’t wait for their new arrival.
It’s a very happy time for them both.
The couple met when they acted in a West End comedy back in 2012 and reportedly hit it off from there.
He split with his wife Sunetra in 2014 despite being in the middle of construction of an £11 million home together.
His son Ben is in the army and his daughter Lily is a cabaret dancer and singer.
Rowan might also be joining another family if one famous singer gets his way, after Liam Gallagher confirmed he thought Mr Bean should play his brother Noel in a film about the life of Oasis.
Im looking for somebody to peel some spuds live on stage tnight at this gig in Bethnal Green must have own peeler as you were LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) November 7, 2017
The unflattering comparison to the character was made during an interview on Absolute Radio, where Liam said Noel’s ‘annoying’ personality made Mr Bean the perfect choice to play him in a movie.
Mr. Bean for Noel, because he’s annoying, isn’t he?
You just want to punch his f*cking head in and be like, ‘Stop f*cking about mate.’
And the actor to play Liam himself?
The Manc rocker continued:
I don’t want to go down the sexy hunky route, so none of that Tom Hardy nonsense for me. Rhys Ifans would be good for me.
He’s a bit out there. Rhys and Mr. Bean. There you go.
While the casting Liam speaks of is unlikely to happen, Rowan is set to appear in the third instalment of his spy-comedy series, Johnny English next year, so expect to see his face plastered all over buses.
Rowan is a bit uncertain about his monumental fame and has even called his popularity ‘disturbing’.
It’s bizarre. I try not to think about it too much. If I ever do stop and dwell on how well known my face is, in so many obscure places of the world, then I think I would find it quite disturbing?
Well that’s what you get when you’re a comedy genius about ten times over.
Rowan’s spokesman declined to comment.