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Atkinson feels ‘too old’ to play Mr. Bean again

The Johnny English star debuted the character on British TV in 1989 and the series continued until 1995, before it was adapted into two big screen versions.

But Atkinson is adamant he should say goodbye to Mr. Bean for good because he’s convinced he won’t be able to do the role justice.

He tells Britain’s Daily Mail, “I’ve got a feeling I probably won’t play the character (Mr. Bean) again. Never say never, but I just feel I’m getting too old for it.

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“I’ve always liked Mr. Bean as a cartoon-like figure, who doesn’t really age much. I’ve always seen him as an ageless and timeless being and I’m clearly not ageless and timeless. The older I get, I feel I am less qualified to play him.”

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