Rowan Atkinson hurt in car crash

Thesp leaves hospital with fractured shoulder

LONDON — British thesp Rowan Atkinson, who starred in the “Mr. Bean” films and TV series, and movie “Johnny English,” was injured in a motor accident late Thursday.

His McLaren F1, one of the fastest cars in the world, spun off the road in wet conditions in Cambridgeshire, England, and hit a tree and a lamp-post. He managed to walk from the wrecked vehicle before it caught fire.

He left hospital in a wheelchair Friday.

Atkinson’s agent Peter Bennett-Jones told The Daily Mirror: “I understand he has a fractured shoulder blade, which is very painful and why he needed to stay in overnight. He is shaken but not stirred.”

Atkinson will be seen next in spy spoof sequel “Johnny English Reborn,” in which he reprises the role of a hapless British secret agent. The laffer, which was produced by Working Title and helmed by Oliver Parker, will be release by Universal this fall. Atkinson had been attending the film’s edit on the day of the accident, Bennett-Jones said.

The first pic in the franchise, 2003’s “Johnny English,” grossed $161 million worldwide on a budget of $40 million.

Atkinson recently appeared on BBC’s motoring skein “Top Gear” and recorded the fastest lap in the show’s league table of celebrities, beating the scores of previous guests, including Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.

More Film

  • David Cronenberg10th Beaune International Thriller Film

    Venice Film Festival to Honor David Cronenberg With Lifetime Achievement Prize

    LONDON — British thesp Rowan Atkinson, who starred in the “Mr. Bean” films and TV series, and movie “Johnny English,” was injured in a motor accident late Thursday. His McLaren F1, one of the fastest cars in the world, spun off the road in wet conditions in Cambridgeshire, England, and hit a tree and a […]

  • Female Filmmakers Center Stage at Sundance

    Female Filmmakers Center Stage at Sundance Film Festival London

    LONDON — British thesp Rowan Atkinson, who starred in the “Mr. Bean” films and TV series, and movie “Johnny English,” was injured in a motor accident late Thursday. His McLaren F1, one of the fastest cars in the world, spun off the road in wet conditions in Cambridgeshire, England, and hit a tree and a […]

  • Dubai Film Festival Cancels Next Edition,

    Dubai Film Festival Cancels Next Edition, Ends Existing Format

    LONDON — British thesp Rowan Atkinson, who starred in the “Mr. Bean” films and TV series, and movie “Johnny English,” was injured in a motor accident late Thursday. His McLaren F1, one of the fastest cars in the world, spun off the road in wet conditions in Cambridgeshire, England, and hit a tree and a […]

  • Love Gilda Tribeca Film Festival Review

    Tribeca Film Review: 'Love, Gilda'

    LONDON — British thesp Rowan Atkinson, who starred in the “Mr. Bean” films and TV series, and movie “Johnny English,” was injured in a motor accident late Thursday. His McLaren F1, one of the fastest cars in the world, spun off the road in wet conditions in Cambridgeshire, England, and hit a tree and a […]

  • Saoirse Ronan Margot Robbie

    Saoirse Ronan-Margot Robbie's 'Mary, Queen of Scots' Pushed Back to December

    LONDON — British thesp Rowan Atkinson, who starred in the “Mr. Bean” films and TV series, and movie “Johnny English,” was injured in a motor accident late Thursday. His McLaren F1, one of the fastest cars in the world, spun off the road in wet conditions in Cambridgeshire, England, and hit a tree and a […]

  • Damon Lindelof Jason Blum

    Universal Dates Damon Lindelof-Jason Blum's 'The Hunt' for September 2019

    LONDON — British thesp Rowan Atkinson, who starred in the “Mr. Bean” films and TV series, and movie “Johnny English,” was injured in a motor accident late Thursday. His McLaren F1, one of the fastest cars in the world, spun off the road in wet conditions in Cambridgeshire, England, and hit a tree and a […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content