Bright Cape sun dazzles Mr Bean
British comedian Rowan Atkinson has been soaking up the blistering Cape Town summer – but not without a pair of sunnies.
Last Sunday, the 61-year-old actor and screenwriter, best known as Mr Bean, was seen buying sunglasses at the up-market Constantia Village shopping precinct.
Homeowners in the affluent area include billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe and his wife, Precious Moloi-Motsepe, author Wilbur Smith and TV mogul Oprah Winfrey.
Apparently, the bumbling Mr Bean is less affable off screen and refused to pose for photographs with fans.
Lynn Walton spotted him at Village Eyewear and said: “Very quietly on his own Rowan Atkinson was buying sunglasses ... I found out very quickly not to ask Mr Bean for a photo. Celeb-hunting is just not for me.”
A Village Eyewear shop assistant confirmed that the actor shopped there last Sunday, but would not disclose details. It is not clear what brought Atkinson to South Africa. His wealth is estimated at £85 million (R1.9 billion). He is a petrolhead and loves fast cars. He holds a truck driving licence, as he drove lorries for spare cash as an upcoming actor. It may be a chef’s dream to get customers hooked on their food, but to what extent will they go? Over 30 restaurants in China have been found to be putting a little something extra in their food – opium.
Five restaurants have been cited for using this illegal seasoning and are being prosecuted over the findings.
Another 30 eateries are under investigation, according to the China Food and Drug Administration.
Even a popular chain of hotpot restaurants in Beijing is in trouble because of this secret ingredient.
It is unclear how this addictive drug came to be in the food, but it is not the first time cases in China have seen chefs attempt to hook customers on their food through the use of opium.
– Staff reporter