Rowan Atkinson has revealed he will never play Mr Bean again. He says playing the loveable childish buffoon — who made him a global star — is “exhausting”.
But he will still voice him in the animated versions, with a cartoon film in the pipeline.
Rowan Atkinson, 65, said: “It’s easier for me to perform the character vocally than visually. I don’t much enjoy playing him. The weight of responsibility is not pleasant.
“I find it stressful and exhausting, and I look forward to the end of it.”
Mr Bean first appeared on ITV in 1990, before spawning films and a cartoon series.
His Facebook page is the tenth-most popular in the world.