10 Questions for Rowan Atkinson

He has played Lord Blackadder and Johnny English. But he's still best known as the oddly likable buffoon who returns to U.S. screens Aug. 24 in Mr. Bean's Holiday. Rowan Atkinson will now take your questions

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British comedian Rowan Atkinson as his alter ego Mr. Bean poses for photographs as he sits on the sand at Bondi Beach in Sydney.

Has Mr. Bean come to an end?

Mike Stevens, NEW YORK CITY

I get the feeling that Mr. Bean's Holiday might be the last. But I probably said that 10 years ago, after the first movie. [Laughs.] When you get into your 50s, as I am now, there is a slight risk that you will start to look a bit geriatric. I have always regarded Mr. Bean as a timeless, ageless character, and I would rather he be remembered as a character mostly in his 30s and 40s.

Is the character based on yourself, or is it all just random...

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