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Mr Bean on location in French Riviera

Rowan Atkinson spotted on beaches of Saint Aygulf

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Pam Williamson | Cannes Editor | Published: 28 Sep 2017


Mr Bean on location in French Riviera

Internationally recognised for his comedy characters such as Mr Bean, Blackadder and Johnny English, British actor Rowan Atkinson has been entertaining audiences for over thirty years.

Spotted on the beaches of Saint Aygulf, close to Frejus and not far from Cannes, Rowan Atkinson and co-star Russian actress Olga Kurylenko have begun filming For the third instalment of the British spy spoof 'Johnny English'. Film crews and trucks have been lining the streets of the small town, even though the filming is said to be top-secret, and the actors have been seen frolicking in the waves down on the beaches. 

Not a lot is known about where the third Johnny English will lead the accident-prone spy; the first, released in 2003, saw Johnny become the country's sole spy after an attack on the MI5, while the sequel took him on a mission to China. However, Olga has revealed that she has been learning to ride for the filming, posting a video of her horse riding lesson on her Facebook page.