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Miranda Richardson is hopeful of Blackadder return after Rowan Atkinson addressed possible comeback

Miranda Richardson has expressed hope in the possibility that Blackadder could make a return after 30 years.

On Thursday evening, Miranda made an appearance on The One Show, where she and Sam Neill were interviewed by Alex Jones and Alex Scott about their film Rams, which was first released in Australia last year.

During the virtual interview, after Miranda returned after technical difficulties, she was asked whether she thinks there’s any chance that British sitcom Blackadder could come back at some point in the future.

Earlier this year, Rowan Atkinson confessed that it’s ‘not impossible’, although he thought it would be difficult to ‘replicate’ the ‘creative energy we all had in the 80s’.

In Miranda’s opinion, if a Blackadder reprisal is what the people want, then it could turn out well.

‘Who am I to tread on people’s dreams? Never say never,’ she said.

Although her connection on Zoom sounded a bit muffled, Miranda then appeared to say: ‘I think it’s a good idea.’

Miranda starred on Blackadder from 1986 to 1989, one of her most memorable characters being Queenie, a comedic take on Queen Elizabeth I.

Does this mean we could see the Harry Potter star don the monarch’s signature red hair once more?

In January, Rowan, who played Edmund Blackadder, spoke to Radio Times about the prospect of the show making a comeback, saying: ‘It’s certainly not impossible. That’s about as optimistic as I can be, and I’d rather not speculate on when it could be set.’

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Tony Robinson and Rowan Atkinson in Blackadder (Picture: Rex/Shutterstock)

While a Blackadder special was aired in 1999, the final series of the programme was released 10 years prior.

Shortly after it drew to a close, Rowan introduced viewers to his most famous character, Mr Bean.

During a recent interview the actor admitted that while he doesn’t ‘much enjoy’ playing Mr Bean, he is preparing to reprise the role for a new film.

‘Having made an animated TV series, we’re now in the foothills of developing an animated movie for Mr Bean – it’s easier for me to perform the character vocally than visually,’ he told Radio Times.

‘I don’t much enjoy playing him. The weight of responsibility is not pleasant. I find it stressful and exhausting, and I look forward to the end of it.’

The One Show airs weekdays at 7pm on BBC One.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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