He also sang the song I Just Can't Wait to Be King in The Lion King.Atkinson continued to appear in supporting roles in comedies, including Rat Race (2001), Scooby-Doo (2002), Love Actually (2003), and the crime comedy Keeping Mum (2005), which also starred Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, and Patrick Swayze.Andrews, by riding in a minicab and tripping the front runner. In 2015, he starred alongside Ben Miller and Rebecca Front in a sketch for BBC Red Nose Day in which Mr. He appeared in Mel Smith's directorial debut The Tall Guy (1989) and appeared alongside Anjelica Huston and Mai Zetterling in Roald Dahl's The Witches (1990). Part Deux (1993), a parody of Rambo III, starring Charlie Sheen.In November 2012, it emerged that Rowan Atkinson intended to retire Mr. "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," Atkinson told the Daily Telegraph In January 2014 ITV announced a new animated series featuring Mr. It was expected to be released online as a Web-series later in 2014, as a television broadcast followed shortly after. Atkinson gained further recognition with his turn as a verbally bumbling vicar in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and featured in Disney's The Lion King (also 1994) as the voice of Zazu the red-billed hornbill.Atkinson appeared as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car on Top Gear in July 2011, driving the Kia Cee'd around the track in .2, placing him at the top of the leaderboard until Matt Le Blanc later recorded a .1 lap time.Atkinson appeared at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in London as Mr.Atkinson appeared as a hapless and error-prone espionage agent named Richard Lathum in a long-running series of adverts for Barclaycard, on which character his title role in Johnny English and Johnny English Reborn was based.In 1999, he played the Doctor in The Curse of Fatal Death, a special Doctor Who serial produced for Comic Relief.
In 1990, Atkinson starred as his originally developed character Mr. The successful comedy series was adapted for film in 1997. Bean character in a comedy sketch at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.Bean in a comedy sketch during a performance of "Chariots of Fire", playing a repeated single note on synthesizer. Atkinson's film career began with a supporting part in the "unofficial" James Bond movie Never Say Never Again (1983) and a leading role in Dead on Time (also 1983) with Nigel Hawthorne.He then lapsed into a dream sequence in which he joined the runners from the film of the same name (about the 1924 Summer Olympics), beating them in their iconic run along West Sands at St. He was in the 1988 Oscar-winning short film The Appointments of Dennis Jennings.Atkinson starred in a series of comedy shows for BBC Radio 3 in 1979 called The Atkinson People.It consisted of a series of satirical interviews with fictional great men, who were played by Atkinson himself.