More bad luck for Rowan Atkinson as car catches fire

More bad luck for Rowan Atkinson as car catches fire

He's suffered plenty of bad luck in his role as clumsy Mr Bean (pictured), and it's a case of life imitating art for actor Rowan Atkinson.

The actor's vintage racing car burst into flames while it was parked in a London street this week.

"All the paparazzi were waiting outside Cipriani restaurant for Robert Downey Jr to come out when the engine caught on fire just down the street," a witness reveals.

"Rowan lifted up the hood and tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, but ended up having to call for roadside assistance."

The actor was later spotted taking luggage out of the Jaguar as he waited for a tow-truck.

And it's not the first time he's had a spot of bother with his car collection.

He was left with cuts and bruises in August after driving his Audi convertible into a garbage truck outside his home in Northamptonshire. 

He's also had accidents in his £100,000 Aston Martin V8 Zagato and in his £625,000 McLaren F1.

Photo: Rex

Friday December 11, 2009

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