Rowan Atkinson, born in 1955 in the UK, completed his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Newcastle University. In 1975 Atkinson went on to continue his studies to obtain a Master’s of Science in electrical engineering from The Queen’s College, Oxford. Although Atkinson did not complete his master’s studies, he began his success working at the BBC as a member of the comedy-show ‘Not the Nine-o-clock-news’. He is famously known worldwide for his role as, Mr. Bean.
Atkinson was later made an Honorary Fellow by The Queen’s College, Oxford in 2006.