Rowan Atkinson: I'm going to do a lot less of Mr Bean

Rowan Atkinson performing as Mr Bean in July Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The appearance of Mr Bean at the Olympics Opening Ceremony may be the last time we see him for a long while.

Rowan Atkinson has revealed in an interview with the Daily Telegraph that "the stuff that has been most commercially successful for me - basically quite physical, quite childish - I increasingly feel I'm going to do a lot less of."

"I also think someone in their 50s being childlike becomes a little sad. You've got to be careful."

He is to take the lead, serious, role in Quartermaine's Terms in the West End.