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“Apart from the fact that your physical ability starts to decline I think someone in their 50s being childlike is a little sad.”But if Mr Bean is bowing out then he’s certainly going out on a high after his triumphant appearance in Danny Boyle’s Olympics Opening Ceremony, watched on the BBC by 27 million.As the rousing strains of Vangelis’s Chariots Of Fire struck up, played by the London Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, suddenly the seriousness of the spectacle was punctured by the presence of none other than Atkinson as Mr Bean, looking bored by having to repeatedly play the same note on a synthesiser and getting as much comic potential out of the situation as he could.It wasn’t just about allowing him to buy the latest Ferrari any more.HE said recently: “I had the strange feeling in the middle of the run, for the very first time, that I was in a worthy profession.And that was a quite a lot.“I don’t think I’ve ever done anything which has attracted such a positive response,” he said.Mr Bean, he has acknowledged, has his detractors but Atkinson has confided that he actually wasn’t meant to be portraying him in the Opening Ceremony at all, that is just how everyone interpreted the skit, probably on account of the gurning.It’s not as flip, irrelevant and shallow a calling as I thought it was in the Eighties.”It follows that we will continue to see a lot of him, although not necessarily in his most famous roles.He has hinted that his most lucrative comic creation – the bumbling, bug-eyed Mr Bean – may be retired soon in favour of more serious roles.“The stuff that has been most commercially successful for me, basically quite physical, quite childish, I increasingly feel I’m going to do a lot less of,” he has said.
No doubt his whole life flashed before him and if he didn’t consider his career to be the rounded one he wanted then, he is adding a few more strings to his bow now.CERTAINLY with Mr Bean, Atkinson could lay claim to that status, not that he welcomes the attention.When it comes to his home life he keeps shtum.“There’s only one thing more important than not talking about your domestic life and that’s not talking about why you’re not talking about your domestic life,” he once said. In his younger years his most serious relationship is believed to have been in the early Eighties with the former Men Behaving Badly star Leslie Ash, for whom he once planted an avenue of ash and rowan trees.He has just opened at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre in the title role of Quartermaine’s Terms, Simon Gray’s 1981 tragi-comedy about teachers in an English language school.
It is, Atkinson said in a recent interview, “the most overtly serious role” he has undertaken to date and a contrast to what he calls the “shallow comedy stuff” he is best known for.Fry has said he was “quite seriously considering asking her out on a date” when Atkinson made his feelings plain and Fry duly backed off, later acting as Atkinson’s best man.