10 Surprising Celebrities Who Are Highly Educated

10. Rowan Atkinson

It makes sense that Rowan Atkinson, who is best known for his intensely physical comedy, has zero training in acting or theater. That kind of skill can’t be taught as his popular Mr. Bean character seems to come from somewhere deep inside his body.

In fact, Atkinson’s formal education was actually in electrical engineering. He has a bachelor’s degree from Newcastle University, and a master’s degree in the same subject from The Queen’s College, Oxford. However, he didn’t practice engineering for long as he had his own show on BBC Radio 3 by 1979, only three years after he left school. Mr. Bean didn’t come along until 1990, but by then, Atkinson was already a household name.

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