Monday, 30 November 2015
SIBLING: Rowan Atkinson
CAREER: Lecturer / Founder, the Campaign for United Kingdom Conservatism (1994) / Political Candidate (Referendum Party - 1997, UKIP - 1999) / Author (Treason At Maastricht / Europe’s Full Circle / And Into The Fire)
QUOTES: “The evidence which links the Hitler regime with today's EU is dynamite.”
“Nelson Mandela’s legacy is a murderous one, comparable, in its racist and economic persecution of a minority, to the Nazis’ treatment of the Jews.”
“I tried for years to get Rowan to take the 'nerd on a park bench eating his lunch' character, which he used in his one-man show, and expand it into a series which would 'go international'… The universal nature of silent comedy and its international appeal was obvious and Rowan had created the basic character already…. I got no royalty."