John Mortimer

British barrister and author (1923–2009) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sir John Clifford Mortimer CBE QC FRSL (21 April 1923 – 16 January 2009)[1] was a British barrister, dramatist, screenwriter and author. He is best known for novels about a barrister named Horace Rumpole.

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John Mortimer

BornJohn Clifford Mortimer
(1923-04-21)21 April 1923
Hampstead, London, England
Died16 January 2009(2009-01-16) (aged 85)
Turville Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
OccupationBarrister, dramatist, screenwriter and author
EducationDragon School
Harrow School
Alma materBrasenose College, Oxford
Notable worksA Voyage Round My Father
Rumpole of the Bailey
Notable awardsQueen's Counsel (1966)
CBE (1986)
Knighthood (1998)
SpousePenelope Fletcher (1949–1971; divorced)
Penelope Gollop (1972–2009; his death)
Childrenwith Fletcher:
Sally Silverman, Jeremy Mortimer
with Gollop:
Emily Mortimer, Rosie Mortimer
with Wendy Craig:
Ross Bentley