Meet Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson is an English actor, comedian and writer. He played the title roles on the sitcoms Blackadder (1983–1989) and Mr. Bean (1990–1995), and the film series Johnny English (2003–2018). Atkinson first came to prominence in the BBC sketch comedy show Not the Nine O’Clock News (1979–1982), receiving the 1981 British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance, and The Secret Policeman’s Ball (1979) where he performed a skit. Subsequent skits on stage have featured solo performances as well as collaborations. Rowan Sebastian Atkinson CBE is famous for playing the hapless Mr Bean. He has three children, Benjamin and Lily with his first wife, Sunetra Sastry, and another with his current partner Louise Ford.
Who is Rowan Atkinson’s Daughter?
Lily Atkinson inherited her father’s talent and is a successful actress, singer, and burlesque dancer. Originally carrying her dad’s surname, she took on her mother’s maiden name of Sastry in 2015. She grew up in the English countryside, enjoying life with her parents, Rowan and Sunetra and brother. Her first film role was in the 2004 kid’s movie Tooth, followed by several other castings, including parts in her dad’s films, including Mr Bean’s Holiday (2007) and Johnny English Reborn (2011).
Moving away from her movie career, Lily pursued her fascination with cabaret and all things burlesque. Her first big performance was at The Pheasantry, a well-known supper club in London, she took the stage again in a West End cabaret show in 2016, under the stage name Lily. She coupled this with her love for writing poetry, and often performed her own songs on stage.
Lily has never talked about why she changed her surname to her mother’s maiden name, but she has spoken about the hurt and betrayal she felt over her parent’s divorce and her dad’s new relationship with a woman 30 years his junior. The couple having a child must have just rubbed salt in her open wounds. It was due to this upset that she also deleted around two years’ worth of Instagram posts.
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