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John Mortimer (John Clifford Mortimer)

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Biography

Hampstead, London, England, UK
John Mortimer is a prolific writer for the theatre, films (starting during World War II, when he wrote scripts for the Crown Film Unit), television and radio. He also writes fiction and was a trial attorney for more than 30 years. Arguably his most famous creation is Horace Rumpole, "barrister at law, 68 next birthday, Old Bailey hack, husband to Mrs Hilda Rumpole," the protagonist and narrator of dozens of stories. (The quotation comes from Rumpole and the Younger Generation.) On television, Leo McKern personified Rumpole for the better part of two decades. Read more...

Actor

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Longford 2006

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This Week 2003

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Alistair Cooke Salute 1992

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Rumpole of the Bailey 1978

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The South Bank Show 1978

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Aquarius 1970

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Monitor 1958

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Rachel Roberts 0

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Writing