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Also Known As: Sir John Mortimer, John Clifford Mortimer Died: January 16, 2009
Born: April 21, 1923 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hampstead, England, GB Profession: screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist, barrister

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DIRECTOR:

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  Rumpole and Portia (1990) Creator
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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Oscar Wilde: Wit's End (2001) Interviewee
2.
 Rumpole on Trial (1995) (Uncredited)
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1948:
Became a barrister
1957:
Garnered attention with third radio play, "The Dock Brief"; wrote stage adaptation in 1958
1958:
First play, "What Shall We Tell Caroline?"
1963:
Penned the screenplay for "The Running Man"
1966:
Appointed as a Queen's Counsel
1969:
Wrote the feature film "John and Mary"
1970:
In a well-known court case, defended the publishers of <i>Oz</i> magazine against pornography charges
1975:
Became a Master of the Bench, Inner Temple
1981:
Wrote the teleplay adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited"; aired in USA in 1981
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Education

Harrow School: - 1937 - 1940
Brasenose College, Oxford University: - 1947

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wife:
Penelope Mortimer.

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father:
Clifford Mortimer. Barrister. Mortimer reportedly based his famous character of Rumpole of the Bailey on his father; died in 1959.
mother:
Kathleen May Mortimer.
daughter:
Emily Mortimer. Actor. Born in 1972.
daughter:
Rosie Mortimer.
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"Charade"
"The Summer of a Dormouse"

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