Durham, UK, to Ella May (Bainbridge) and Eric Atkinson.His father owned a farm, where Rowan grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney.It also boasts an atrium-style living room, solar panels on the roof and a secret garage for his fleet of luxury cars An artist's impression of the glass and steel mansion shows Mr Atkinson's original vision for the Oxfordshire home which he has spent up to £5million designing and building. architect Richard Meier Locals had originally objected to Mr Atkinson's plans for the hi-tech mansion – which has drawn comparisons to a 'space age petrol station' – but he claimed it would be blend into the landscape by 'harmonising' with it.The property faced objection from neighbours who said it was 'out of character' for the local area Locals had originally objected to Mr Atkinson's plans for the hi-tech mansion – which has drawn comparisons to a 'space age petrol station' – but he claimed it would be blend into the landscape by 'harmonising' with it. Farmer Ben Yates, 45, who lives nearby, said: 'Money and fame have been used to bulldoze their way through the planning process.The actor bought Handsmooth House and its 16 acres of land for £2.6million in 2006 and has spent the last 10 years demolishing the 1930s property and building a streamline glass and steel mansion in its place.Despite facing objections from locals that the 'modernist' house may not suit the charming seventh century village of Ipsden in Oxfordshire, the 61-year-old star of Mr Bean and Blackadder pressed ahead with his multi-million pound plans.  - gusakov dawes ashish rafinya ksenyeva (mamina) katerina yagudin aurientis  chayka vladimir rene magritte anatoliy melnikov loona del potro  tunick  sesto  gogulan maya rollin charles   beygelzimer john lennon bagmet semakin   [ ] ; ; ; ; ; ; ; St.
He said: 'He has built extensively around the world winning very many awards and he's very highly regarded as one of the world's leading architects.
Actor Rowan Atkinson, 61, bought Handsmooth House and its 16 acres of land in Ipsden, Oxfordshire, for £2.6million in 2006 and has spent the last decade and millions of pounds building a hi-tech 'space age petrol station' glass and steel mansion in its place (pictured) The Blackadder and Mr Bean star, 61, faced objections from neighbours who claimed the hi-tech design was 'out of character' with the idyllic village which overlooks the Chiltern Hills, but was eventually granted planning permission and pressed ahead with the unique build Mr Atkinson (pictured running errands in west London last week, left), who has owned properties in both Oxfordshire and London for the last 28 years, is set to move into his new glass and steel mansion with his girlfriend of two years, 32-year-old actress Louise Ford (right)The state-of-the-art home, which he has spent up to £5million transforming, has five bedrooms overlooking the stunning Chiltern Hills as well as a bridge over a courtyard which links both wings of the house.
The state-of-the-art home has five bedrooms overlooking the stunning Chiltern Hills as well as a bridge over a courtyard which links both wings of the house.
He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees in electrical engineering.
During that time, he met screenwriter Richard Curtis, with whom he wrote and performed comedy revues.Later, he co-wrote and appeared in Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979), which was a huge success and spawned several best-selling books. He has been married to Sunetra Sastry since 1990, and they have two children, named Benjamin and Lily.