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  • I don't much enjoy Back and Forth. I mean, I think it has its own particular qualities, but I think it's inferior to any of the half-hour ones we did.
    (Rowan Atkinson)

  • It's the difficulty we had with Mr. Bean, actually, when it went from TV to film. You certainly discover that you need to explain more about a character.
    (Rowan Atkinson)

  • We still have a tradition certainly in English television; it's faded a bit in the last five years, but we still have a tradition where the important thing is the quality and the challenging nature of the programming.
    (Rowan Atkinson)

  • In TV, and in particular in commercials, you don't really need to explain very much at all - you just say he's a spy and he's a little bit theatrical and overblown and smug and he's not very good at his job.
    (Rowan Atkinson)

  • Get that right, then- if you get the quality right, then the marketability or whatever; your ability to sell videos or your ability to earn money or whatever, will follow naturally. But try to be creatively lead rather than market lead. And that's important to me.
    (Rowan Atkinson)


  • You're about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.
    (Rowan Atkinson)

  • I would return to the Blackadder character if the opportunity came up. I have no qualms about that at all.
    (Rowan Atkinson)

  • I loved the show as a child and felt I could not do it justice.
    (Rowan Atkinson)

  • And that sort of reinforces to me that fact that he causes so much trouble, and never really pays a price for it, which I think he should.
    (Rowan Atkinson)

  • But generally speaking, I tend to be quiet and introspective.
    (Rowan Atkinson)

  • Monty Python crowd; half of them came from Cambridge, and half of them came from Oxford. But, there seems to be this jewel, this sort of two headed tradition of doing comedy, of doing sketches, and that kind of thing.
    (Rowan Atkinson)

  • I feel as though the camera is almost a kind of voyeur in Mr. Bean's life, and you just watch this bizarre man going about his life in the way that he wants to.
    (Rowan Atkinson)

  • I'm not really a writer, so my main problem always is finding the writing talent to write something of the caliber that you would like to do.
    (Rowan Atkinson)

  • I think the character does tend to suit an episodic thing, because what's fun about him is that he doesn't care about anyone else, and it's very difficult for a main character - a lead character - in a movie to not care about anybody else.
    (Rowan Atkinson)

  • I think I am a creative person, but I'm slightly more kind of visionary... I prefer to guide writers, than to claim to be one of them.
    (Rowan Atkinson)


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