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London Symphony Stars Mr. Bean in 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony [PHOTOS]

on Jul 28, 2012 03:31 PM EDT
Actor Rowan Atkinson performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games Actor Rowan Atkinson performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Photo : Reuters)
Actor Rowan Atkinson, known for his role as Mr Bean, performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. Actor Rowan Atkinson, known for his role as Mr Bean, performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. (Photo : Reuters)
Actor Rowan Atkinson, known for his role as Mr Bean, performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium Actor Rowan Atkinson, known for his role as Mr Bean, performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium. (Photo : Reuters)
Actor Rowan Atkinson performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Actor Rowan Atkinson performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Photo : Reuters)
Actor Rowan Atkinson performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Actor Rowan Atkinson performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Photo : Reuters)

The London Symphony Orchestra starred Mr. Bean - British actor Rowan Atkinson - as it performed at the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Friday night. 

As the Orchestra played the theme song of the "Chariots of Fire," 1981 British film,  Mr. Bean took to a keyboard, playing a single note repeatedly.

Mr.Bean looked bored and started to text and take photos with his phone. He then sneezed and tried to reach for a tissue while continuing to play the same note with a blue umbrella. When he wakes up from daydreaming about running on the beach, he finds he was still playing the same note when everyone else has stopped.

After the 4-minute skit, Mr. Bean began trending on social networking site Twitter as well as the words Rowan Atkinson.

The orchestra was conducted by British conductor Simon Rattle and the opening ceremony was directed by film director and producer Danny Boyle.

 

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