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Benjamin Atkinson

Benjamin Atkinson is a British military officer and celebrity kid. Moreover, Benjamin Atkinson is best known as the son of veteran British actor and comedian, Rowan Atkinson. Rowan is best known for his television show, Mr. Bean. 

Early Life

Benjamin Atkinson was born in England on the 9th of September, 1993. According to his birth date, he is 29 years old and holds British nationality. Moreover, this celebrity kid has a birth sign of Virgo and belongs to a mixed ethnicity.

He is the son of Rowan Atkinson (father) and Sunetra Sastry (mother). Professionally, his father Rowan is a renowned comedian and his mother is a makeup artist. His parents are currently divorced and his father married  British comedian Louise Ford.

Talking about his siblings, he has a younger sister, Lily Atkinson, and a half-sister, Isla Atkinson from his father’s second marriage.

Benjamin Atkinson – Education

Talking about his academic career, after completing his high school studies, Benjamin enrolled at ‘The University of Exeter’ in South West England to pursue his college education.

Then he enrolled himself at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which boasts a long list of alumni that includes many other royals from around the world, such as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, and Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. Benjamin enrolled in a top military college to pursue a career in the British Army.

Benjamin Atkinson – Professional Life

Talking about his professional career, Benjamin Atkinson is a British Army. officer. When it was revealed that Atkinson had joined the famous Gurkha, he suddenly gained attention and grabbed the media.

Gurkha, a term used to refer to Nepalese soldiers, are renowned for their bravery and fighting ability. In addition, Benjamin engaged in a 10-week course to learn about Nepalese culture to join the British army’s special forces.

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Caption: Benjamin Atkinson receiving a warm welcome in Nepal by a Gurkha soldier (Source:

To join the army, he also learned the local language. Moreover, he can speak Arabic and Spanish and is a quick study of acquiring other languages. He works as a horse trainer and performer right now.

Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson used to host a series of BBC Radio 3 comedy episodes called ‘The Atkinson People,’ in which he conducted sarcastic interviews with the fictional great man. In 1979, he appeared in a one-off pilot for London Weekend television called ‘Canned Laughter,’ and for the BBC, he appeared in ‘Not the Nine O’Clock News.’

His success opened the door for him to play the lead in ‘The Black Adder’ in 1983. His movie career began in 1983 with a supporting role in the “unofficial” James Bond film ‘Never Say Never Again,’ and he made his main role in ‘Dead on Time.’ A few of his other movies are “The Tall Guy” from 1989, “The Witches” from 1990, “Four Weddings and a Funeral” from 1994, “Rat Race” from 2001, “Love Actually” from 2003, etc.

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Caption: Rowan Atkinson in the television series, Mr. Bean (Source: IMDb)

His role in “Blackadder II,” which was released in 1986 and included his original character, changed his life. and in two more sequels, “Blackadder the Third” in 1987 and “Blackadder Goes Forth” in 1989, the same pattern was repeated.

He created “Mr. Bean,” which debuted in a half-hour special for Thames Television on New Year’s Day 1990. For that role, he stated that Jacques Tati was his primary source of influence. He appeared in several series, including “Barclaycard,” “The Curse of Fatal Death,” and others.

Moreover, he played “Chariots of Fire” as Mr. Bean during a comedic sketch at the London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. He also played Jules Maigret in the ITV television movie series “Maigret.” In 2013, he took an outward role in a London theater performance of the play “Quartermaine’s Terms.”

Benjamin Atkinson – Awards

As of now, this celebrity kid has not earned any awards or recognition. Moreover, his father as a comedian and actor has earned several awards.

Some notable honors include Best Light Entertainment Performance for “Blackadder Goes Forth” in 1989, “Not the Nine O’clock News” in 1979, “Best Foreign TV Personality-Male” in 1994, “Best Foreign TV Personality-Male” in 1996, “Writing an Entertainment Special for “Rowan Atkinson Live,” and “Foreign Male TV Performer” in 2002.

Benjamin Atkinson – Net Worth 2023

As a British army officer, Benjamin Atkinson has a salary of around $50,000 and has not shared information regarding his net worth. Moreover, his father is a veteran actor, he has a net worth of $130 million.

Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship status, this army officer is currently single and unmarried. Moreover, he has not shared information regarding his relationship and past relations. Besides that, this celebrity kid is not a part of controversy or rumors.

Body Measurements

Benjamin Atkinson stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and his weight is unknown. Moreover, Benjamin Atkinson has dark brown hair with brown eyes color and has not shared other information regarding his other body measurements.

Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 194k followers. Likewise, there are more than 178k followers and he is not active on Twitter.