Monday, February 4, 2019

Mr Bean To Take A Year Off From Acting To Look After His Youngest Daughter

Rowan Atkinson has reportedly shocked friends with the news he is taking a year off from acting to focus on looking after his youngest daughter.

The Mr Bean star, 64, is father to Ben and Lily with ex-wife Sunetra Sastry while his girlfriend Louise Ford, 35, gave birth to daughter Isla in December 2017. 

According to The Sun, Rowan has told pals: 'I am going to take care of Baby Bean while Louise has the chance to concentrate on acting.'

The actor has starred in the lead role of Chief Inspector Jules Maigret on the ITV series Maigret from 2016 to 2018 and he also starred in Johnny English Strikes Back last year.

'He has said he will take a back seat from work to be with Isla, and this will obviously allow Louise to focus on her career which is going well.'

The insider added that it is a kind gesture from the actor as it means his other half will have more time to focus on her own burgeoning career.