Reading Comprehension - Rowan Atkinson

Develop your reading skills. Read the following text about Rowan Atkinson. Then answer the comprehension questions

Atkinson RowanThe English actor, comedian, and screenwriter, Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, was born on 6 January 1955 in Consett, County Durham, England. He is best known for his work on the sitcoms Mr. Bean and Blackadder. Atkinson has been listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy and amongst the top 50 comedians ever, in a 2005 poll of fellow comedians.

Atkinson got a master's degree in Electrical Engineering at The Queen's College, Oxford. While studying at Oxford Atkinson started writing and performing his first sketches. He first appeared in Oxford revues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Later, he started performing in theater clubs and on comedy shows for BBC Radio 3. He reached success in TV performances such as Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979-82), Blackadder (1983-89) and The Thin Blue Line (1995-96), but Atkinson reached worldwide fame by writing and starring the TV sitcom Mr. Bean (1990-95). Described by Atkinson himself Mr Bean is a character that is much like "a child in a grown man's body". The series of Mr. Bean has enabled his character to secure a place in the popular culture of several countries.

Source: Wikipedia


  1. Atkinson was born in Oxford.
    a. True
    b. False
  2. Atkinson started writing his first sketches after he got a master's degree in Electrical Engineering.
    a. True
    b. False
  3. Atkinson never performed in theaters.
    a. True
    b. False

Related materials

Rowan Atkinson
Mr Bean
Quotes about humor
Vocabulary related to humor