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Sir John Mortimer
Birth: Apr. 21, 1923
Hampstead
Greater London, England
Death: Jan. 16, 2009
Turville
Buckinghamshire, England

Author, Playwright, Screenwriter. He is perhaps best known for the "Rumpole" novel series, which became a popular British television show starring Leo McKern. Born John Clifford Mortimer in Hampstead, London, England, he attended Harrow School and studied law at Brasenose College, Oxford becoming a practicing barrister. During World War II, he worked at the Crown Film Unit and wrote his first novel "Charade" in 1947. Beginning in the 1950s, he wrote for such British television programs as "The Wednesday Play" and "Armchair Theatre". His motion picture contributions include "Lunch Hour" (1961), "The Innocents" (1961), "Guns of Darkness" (1962), "Bunny Lake is Missing" (1965), "John and Mary" (1969) and "Tea with Mussolini" (1999). He was formerly married to novelist Penelope (Fletcher) Mortimer (1918-1999) who is best known for "The Pumpkin Eater". He was the father of actress Emily Mortimer. He was knighted in 1998. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
Burial:
Oxford Crematorium
Headington
City of Oxford
Oxfordshire, England
Plot: Cremated
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jan 18, 2009
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Sir John Mortimer
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In honour of your keeping the judges awake, focused, and alert lest they find themselves as The Mad Bull.These were the trenches where British Justice flourished.
- Keith McLeod
 Added: Jun. 21, 2014

- David Wend
 Added: Apr. 21, 2014
Loved "Rumpole" and She Who Must Be Obeyed. RIP Sir.
- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Jan. 16, 2014
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