Featured Destination

March 2020: West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

Set against ...More
More Uk destinations

Sir John Mortimer
- Favourite Briton.

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

Quotes from Sir John Mortimer

'I think fidelity is a good ide'... More

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 Summerís 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.

Links:
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/478812/index.html Biography

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Sir John Mortimer?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

7914 views since 2nd February 2007

Brit Quote:
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me. - Winston Churchill
More Quotes

On this day:
Rebel Army Lands in Furness - 1487, The First Ryder Cup - 1927, Stockport Air Disaster - 1967, Tiananmen Square Massacre - 1989, Shane Warne bowls 'Ball of the Century' - 1993
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages