Mr Bean return unlikely, says Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson has all but ruled out resurrecting his iconic character Mr Bean, saying that he is too old to play the character.

The star debuted the bumbling alter ego on TV in 1989, before it was adapted into two big-screen versions.

However, Atkinson is apparently saying goodbye to Mr Bean for good because he is convinced he would no longer be able to do the role justice.

"I’ve got a feeling I probably won’t play the character again," he told the Daily Express.

"Never say never, but I just feel I’m getting too old for it. I’ve always liked Mr Bean as a cartoon-like figure, who doesn’t really age much.

"I’ve always seen him as an ageless and timeless being and I’m clearly not ageless and timeless. The older I get, I feel I am less qualified to play him."

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