Rowan Atkinson is an English comedian and actor.


Born in Consett, County Durham, he performed as part of the Oxford Revue at the Edinburgh Fringe before appearing in a radio series entitled The Atkinson People. This led to his appearing in the succesful comedy series Not the Nine O'Clock News, as well as playing the star-making role of Edmund in Blackadder.

Atkinson played a number of other major television roles, notably Mr. Bean in the series and films of the same name and Inspector Fowler in The Thin Blue Line. He also appeared in such films as The Tall Guy, Rat Race and as the voice of Zazu the hornbill in The Lion King.


Atkinson sang a number of comic songs on Not the Nine O'Clock News including "Kinda Lingers" and "I Like Bouncing." He also sang "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" in The Lion King and played Fagin in the 2009 revival of Oliver!. Atkinson would also contribute to a musical comedy sketch in 2013 where he performed "Goodness Gracious Me."


The Lion King (1994)

  • I Just Can't Wait To Be King (contains solo lines)
  • Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen (solo)
  • It's a Small World (solo)
  • I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts (solo)

Johnny English (2003)

  • Thank You For the Music (solo)


Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979)

  • I Like Bouncing (solo)
  • Kinda Lingers (contains solo lines)
  • I Believe (contains solo lines)
  • I Like Trucking (contains solo lines)


Oliver! (2009)

  • Pick a Pocket or Two (contains solo lines)
  • Rum Tum Tum (solo)
  • I'd Do Anything (contains solo lines)
  • Be Back Soon (contains solo lines)
  • It's a Fine Life (reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • Reviewing the Situation (solo)
  • Reviewing the Situation (reprise)(solo)


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