作者：HALINA WATTS 2017-11-16 17:24
Mr Bean star Rowan Atkinson is to become a dad again – at the age of 62.
The comedy legend's actress partner Louise Ford, 33, is expecting their first child in the next few weeks.
Rowan already has son Ben, 23, and daughter Lily, 21, from his marriage to Sunetra Sastry.
He began dating Louise – who plays Kate Middleton in hit Channel 4 comedy The Windsors – in 2014 after separating from Sunetra.
在2014年与苏内特拉分开后，憨豆开始和路易斯约会，路易斯曾在Channel 4 的喜剧《温莎王室Windsors》中扮演凯特·米德尔顿。
The following year his 25-year marriage ended after a 65-second court hearing. And a year later Louise moved in to his £4.65million cottage in North London.
A source said: “Rowan and Louise are over the moon and can't wait for their new arrival. It's a very happy time for them both.”
The couple – who met in 2012 when they acted together in West End comedy Quatermaine's Terms – come from very different backgrounds.
Louise grew up in Bexley, South East London, where she went to the local grammar school. Her father was a gas fitter and her mother worked with disabled people.
After studying English at Southampton University she went to RADA acting school, alongside future stars Tom Hiddleston and Gemma Arterton.
She said: “My parents were proud when I went to Uni, less pleased when I wanted to be an actor, then more pleased when I went to Rada.”
She appeared in Channel 4 comedy drama Crashing before landing her royal role in The Windsors, but jokes: “My mother would love it if I was in Midsomer Murders.”
Privately-educated Rowan, whose dad was a farmer in Consett, County Durham, went to Oxford University before finding fame in cult comedy sketch show Not The Nine O'Clock News.
He has built an estimated £70million fortune from classic roles including the bumbling vicar in Four Weddings and a Funeral, and scheming Blackadder in four series of historical sitcom. His silent Mr Bean character – first seen in 1990 – has appeared in three hit movies so far. And he played him in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012.
Last month it was reported that Lily had dropped her father's surname to use her mother's instead. One friend said: “It's a real mystery.” Rowan has insisted he is “on board” with her career but apparently nodded off in the audience as she performed last year.
He said: “It is bizarre. I try not to think about it too much. If I ever do stop and dwell on how well known my face is in so many obscure places of the world then I think I would find it quite disturbing.”
And he once admitted that when he isn't portraying a character he “can be funny” but only “when I am with very good friends in small rooms and I'm very relaxed”.
Pregnant Louise was seen shopping in North London last week...sporting one of bungling Mr Bean's proudest bumps so far. Rowan's spokesman declined to comment.