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Rowan Atkinson has been gracing Britons’ TV screens for decades in a plethora of roles. He first came to prominence in the BBC sketch comedy show Not the Nine O’Clock News.
Since then, he has starred in the film series Johnny English and has featured in the James Bond film, Never Say Never, The Lion King, Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral.
The 68-year-old was born in Consett, County Durham but has spent 28 years living in South Oxfordshire.
The actor bought the 1930s English home – Handsmooth House – and the 16 acres of land surrounding it for a whopping £2.6million in 2006.
He bought the property with his ex-wife Sunetra Sastry who he was married to for 24 years. The couple divorced in November 2015.
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The actor decided to knock down and replace the 1930s property in the seventh century village of Ipsden, Oxfordshire with a modern, 8,000 sq ft glass and steel mansion.
The property was designed by the US architect Richard Meier and includes a guest pavilion and a tennis court.
The home is the first building in the UK to be designed by Meier who is “regarded as one of the world’s leading architects”, according to MailOnline.
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Atkinson invested a reported £5million into the property and moved in in early 2022.
The actor shares the property with his long-time partner actress Louise Ford and their child.
Ipsden is a small village located in the Chiltern Hills in South Oxfordshire. The village has lots of period properties and a medieval church.
The village includes its own pub, shop, post office, a village hall and a day nursery.
Properties in Ipsden had an overall average house price of £1,474,333 over the last year, according to the UK’s largest property portal Rightmove.
Overall, sold prices in Ipsden over the last year were 24 percent down on the previous year and 25 percent down on the 2016 peak of £1,963,333.
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