Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson to be a father for the 3rd time at age 62

Actor Rowan Atkinson, star of popular British comedy series Mr Bean and Blackadder, is set to be a father again at the age of 62.

It is the first child for the British comedian and his girlfriend, actress Lousie Ford, 33, British papers reported.

Atkinson has two adult children - 23-year-old Ben and 21-year-old Lily - from his previous marriage to former BBC make-up atrtist Sunetra Sastry. The couple divorced in 2015 after 25 years of marriage.

Atkinson reportedly met Ford, who is 29 years his junior, when they appeared in a play together at London's West End in 2013.

The news comes after a Daily Mail report last month that Lily, a burlesque dancer, had decided to ditch her father's surname, taking on the maiden name of her mother instead.

Atkinson with his daughter Lily.Photo: Palm News

Ford had recently been spotted on a shopping trip in London looking heavily pregnant, and is expected to give birth before the end of the year. 

A source had told the Sunday People: “Rowan and Louise are over the moon and can’t wait for their new arrival. It’s a very happy time for them both.”

Atkinson’s agent has so far not responded to requests for comment.