On April Fools, a Highly Intelligent Rowan Atkinson
Last night, son number two, seventeen, talked me into watching Rowan Atkinson's "Johnny English Reborn" which turned out to be pretty uniformly hilarious and, in parts, simply brilliant. Which got me to wondering. Catching various episodes over the years of James Lipton's interviews on "Inside the Actors' Studio," I'd concluded that whereas a few actors can describe their work, most are simply too intuitive to do so. Whereas actors can act, in brief, few seem able to talk.
Could Atkinson, a master of physical comedy, talk about what he does for a living?
Below, see for yourself. (And, yes, I'm still stuck at my desk, paying bills and answering emails and looking for ways to procrastinate. Atkinson helped.)