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Mr Bean aka Rowan Atkinson to become father at 62

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Veteran actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson, famous for his portrayal of Mr Bean in the sitcom of the same name, movies based on the character and also an animated series, is set to become a father for the third time at the age of 62. According to The Mirror, the comedian is expecting a baby with his partner Louise Ford in the next few weeks.

Rowan already has two grown-up children, Ben, 23, and daughter Lily, 21, from his marriage to Sunetra Sastry. They met for the first time in late 1980s when Sunetra was working as a makeup artist with the BBC. Rowan began dating Louise, who plays Kate in hit comedy The Windsors, in 2014 after separating from Sunetra. The couple met in 2012 while they acted together in West End comedy Quatermaine's Terms.

Rowan split from Sunetra in 2014 and she filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences in November 2015. The marriage breakdown came as the couple were building a luxury 18.94 million dollar home in Oxfordshire together.

The news about Rowan become a father again comes just a month after it was reported that his daughter Lily had decided to change her name. The burlesque dancer ditched her father's surname and adopted the maiden name of her mother, Sunetra Sastry.

Rowan Atkinson is all set to reprise the role of M17 agent Johnny English in the third film in the series of the same name next year on October 12. It is the sequel to the 2011 film Johnny English Reborn.

(With ANI inputs)

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