22.4.04

Libel award for Mr Bean

Whether as Blackadder or Mr Bean the award winning comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson has never been 'on the edge of a nervous breakdown' as the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday had suggested at the end of last year.

The unfounded and unsubstantiated suggestions which Atkinson referred to as contributing towards stigmatising mental health issues, landed Associated Newspapers in the High Court (again).

Atkinson has said he will donate the proceeds from the undisclosed damages award to a mental health charity.

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