ROWAN Atkinson is to return to Mr Bean as ITV celebrates 30 years of his legendary comedy character.
The 65-year-old first performed Mr Bean in January 1990 and rapidly secured followers all around the world regardless of solely making 15 episodes.
Rowan Atkinson is returning to Mr Bean for a brand new documentaryCredit score: Rex Options
The collection completed in December 1995 however spawned two function size movies and an animated spin-off collection.
The success of the present, which was additionally created by Rowan and Richard Curtis, goes to be celebrated in a brand new documentary on ITV, Comfortable Birthday Mr Bean.
With traditional clips and interviews from key creators, together with Rowan, viewers will learn how Mr Bean has gone on to develop into a worldwide celebrity with greater than 110 million on-line followers.
Earlier this 12 months, Rowan shared his ideas on why he thought the funny-but-silent character had been such a steady hit across the globe.
Rowan first performed the character in 1990 Credit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
The 65-year-old solely made 15 episodes of the present and two function size moviesCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Describing him as “basically a toddler in a person’s physique”, he added: “Throughout all races and cultures, the behaviour of kids tends to be the identical and so is well recognized and laughed at.”
Nevertheless, regardless of the character’s success, Rowan admitted he did not get pleasure from making the comedy.
He stated: “I’m sorry to say that I discover all filming irritating however Mr Bean filming particularly so, due to the burden of duty I really feel to make it humorous.
“In fact you may have assist from different glorious actors however whether or not the jokes work or not tends to be all the way down to me. And that’s irritating.”
It additionally spawned a spin-off animated collection Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Rowan additionally stated he wished the character talked extra, and this result in extra dialogue within the movie Bean: The Final Catastrophe Film.
He stated: “We felt that he needed to discuss extra in order that we may inform the story.”
Comfortable Birthday Mr Bean will air on ITV, with the date to be confirmed.