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Sir John Mortimer
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London
Born on 21st of April 1923
Died on 16th of January 2009

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Born 1923 -Died 2009 dramatist, novelist and barrister.

Wrote series of novels featuring Horace Rumpole, adapted for television as Rumpole of the Bailey. Other novels include Paradise Postponed (1985) and Summer’s Lease (1988). Plays and adaptations for television include The Dock Brief (1958) and A Voyage round My Father (1963). Wrote several TV screenplays including Brideshead Revisited (1981) and The Ebony Tower (1984). Knighted in 1988.

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