10 years later - Mr Bean comes back in China movie

Rupert Reid Sino.uk Published: 2017-03-24 10:15:55
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Rowan Atkinson (R) poses for photos with Chinese comedian Guo Degang (L). [Photo: xijucn.com]

Rowan Atkinson (R) poses for photos with Chinese comedian Guo Degang (L). [Photo: xijucn.com]

Rowan Atkinson's iconic character, Mr Bean, has made a movie comeback in a Chinese film.

Ten years since his last film appearance, Bean (his first name and profession have never been revealed) has been included in a big screen version of comedy show Top Funny Comedian, also starring Guo Degang and Yue Yunpeng. The film has now been released in China.

As we reported when we first revealed plans for the comeback in December, it's been over 20 years since the TV series of the same name was last recorded.

Since then Mr Bean has appeared in two blockbuster films, as well as at events such as the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

A poll for the British newspaper The Telegraph in 2014 revealed that Mr Bean had a greater international recognition than figures from the United Kingdom including Winston Churchill, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

However, Rowan Atkinson's creation was found to have less international recognition than David Beckham and the Queen.

Here are some things about Mr Bean that you probably didn't know:

1) His first name and profession have never been revealed. From memorable episodes we can confidently say that he isn't a party planner or hairdresser, however.

2) Both Mr Bean's famous car and teddy have undergone numerous changes from episode to episode.

3) The lyrics of Mr Bean's theme tune, composed by the legendary Howard Goodall, mean 'Behold, the man who us a bean.'

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