Rowan, 65, also spoke of the possibility of Blackadder making a comeback after 30 years - the last full series was on our screens in 1989 with Blackadder Goes Forth.

Rowan Atkinson in Blackadder Goes Forth with Tony Robinson

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County Durham-born Rowan Atkinson slams social media and playing Mr Bean

County Durham-born Rowan Atkinson slams social media and playing Mr Bean

"Its certainly not impossible," he said. "Thats about as optimistic as I can be, and Id rather not speculate on when it could be set.

"But Blackadder represented the creative energy we all had in the 80s. To try to replicate that 30 years on wouldnt be easy."

One such character he doesnt like so much is the bumbling Mr Bean. While he confessed that watching an adult behaving in a childish way without being remotely aware of his inappropriateness is fundamentally funny, he never enjoyed playing Mr Bean.


County Durham-born Rowan Atkinson slams social media and playing Mr Bean

County Durham-born Rowan Atkinson slams social media and playing Mr Bean

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But he will still voice him in the animated versions, with a cartoon film in the pipeline.

Rowan said: Its easier for me to perform the character vocally than visually. I dont much enjoy playing him. The weight of responsibility is not pleasant.


County Durham-born Rowan Atkinson slams social media and playing Mr Bean

County Durham-born Rowan Atkinson slams social media and playing Mr Bean

"I find it stressful and exhausting, and I look forward to the end of it.

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