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British actor Rowan Atkinson injured in car crash

August 05, 2011 14:19 IST
Rowan AtkinsonBritish actor Rowan Atkinson was in a car accident and suffered minor shoulder injuries on Thurday evening near Peterborough.

Atkinson, who gained worldwide popularity with his show Mr Bean, crashed into a tree and a lamppost
when the car caught fire. Media reports said that the actor walked from his McLaren F1 super car and waited until an ambulance arrived.

The fire and rescue team brought the fire under control by 8.13 pm.

Atkinson achieved fame through BBC shows Not The Nine O'Clock News and Blackadder.

Photograph: Reuters
rediff Entertainment Bureau