'My problem is that, although the films have undoubtedly been commercially successful, and some will be looked on in 20 years time as worthy or successful or funny, an awful lot of what we have done has not been good film-making.' Atkinson is best known internationally for playing the title role in his two Mr Bean films and his other film credits include the spoof spy film Johnny English, Love Actually and the Lion King.
But the actor said: 'We usually slightly missed the target.
Worldwide hit: Atkinson as the popular character Mr Bean Married with two children, he is shortly to appear on stage in the West End as Fagin in the latest multi-million pound revival of Lionel Bart's Oliver.
Bean, beguiling us with the acerbic wit of Edmund Blackadder, or simply entertaining us as the suave, but rather hapless British Secret Agent Johnny English, you surely won't have escaped the comic genius that is Rowan Atkinson.His rubbery face is known and loved by devoted fans the world over.Rowan Atkinson is one of Britain's greatest-ever comedians, with an estimated £70 million fortune as proof to his amazing global success.Someone can say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I would have to believe that the close eye will zero in on concepts, production techniques and storylines as the American network series unfolds. I hope they know their Sherlock Holmes very, very well indeed because we know what’s in our show and wasn’t in the original.Certainly, the casting of Jonny Lee Miller, who starred opposite the BBC’s Sherlock in the National Theatre production of We don’t own Sherlock Holmes. So if we did discover our material had made it into somebody else’s show we would have a problem with that.