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Mr Bean goes to Hollywood

Rowan Atkinson's new film, The Ultimate Disaster Movie, starring his alter ego, the gormless Mr Bean (pictured), has already taken Australia, New Zealand and Holland by storm and looks set to do the same in the United Kingdom.

Mr Bean escapes gloomy Britain for sunny Hollywood in the new movie, where he demolishes the lives of the Californians he meets just as effectively as he did in Britain.

The normally silent Mr Bean speaks in the film, because otherwise all the audiences would get "frustrated", it was explained at a press conference.