Atkinson hands $19million mansion to ex-wife

Publish Date
Saturday, 10 March 2018, 3:50PM

He fought neighbours and planners for a decade to build this £10 million (NZ$19m) ultra-modern home in the Cotswolds.

Now it appears Rowan Atkinson has given up the controversial property to his ex-wife – after leaving her for a younger woman.

The Mr Bean star, worth £100m (NZ$190.2m), is believed to have forfeited the Oxfordshire mansion as part of a divorce settlement with former BBC make-up artist Sunetra Sastry, 55, reports Daily Mail.

Meanwhile Atkinson, 63, is living with his new love – 34-year-old actress Louise Ford – and their new baby in his £5m (NZ$9.5m) property in Hampstead, north London.

The modernist Cotswolds estate, filled with hi-tech gadgets, comes with an underground garage for the Blackadder star's fleet of supercars.

Although locals dubbed it a "space age petrol station", it has won a top architecture award.

Friends said they were surprised Atkinson was willing to give it up "his life's work" when he ended his 24-year marriage to Sastry in 2016.

A spokesman refused to comment.