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A 49-year-old mortgage broker is heading for Bollywood after impressing film producers with his take on the beloved comedy character Mr Bean.
Steve Keefe from Hockley Heath, Solihull gave up his job as a mortgage broker seven years ago to play the character full time. Steve said:
“People kept telling me I was like Mr Bean and, before I knew it, I was doing birthday parties, music festivals and making public appearances.
“I couldn’t believe it when I got the film call.”
Rowan Atkinson created and played Mr Bean in a hit comedy series in the early 1990s. The slapstick hero is still well-known across the world, and according to Steve, "massive in Asia".
Producers saw his take on Mr Bean - known as 'Mr Asbean' - after Steve uploaded a video to file sharing site YouTube. So far it has been viewed more than 3.4 million times.
Here is a clip of the video that landed Steve his film role (credit: Media Impact):
Steve will be playing a bumbling policeman character called "in the style of Mr Bean" in the film Total Siyapaa - translated as Total Chaos.