John Mortimer | Playbill

John Mortimer

Mr. Mortimer was a barrister whose work helped end the Lord Chamberlain's censorship of stage productions with the 1968 Theatres Act. His beloved barrister character, Rumpole, first emerged in 1975 as a BBC "Play For Today," and was expanded in a series of novels and a hit ITV television series starring Leo McKern.

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  • Born: Apr 21, 1923 in London, UNITED KINGDOM
  • Death: Jan 16, 2009 in Buckinghamshire, UNITED KINGDOM

Roles (1)

A Little Hotel on the Side Playbill - Jan 1992 A Little Hotel on the Side
Opened January 26, 1992
  • Translated from L'Hôtel du Libre Echange
A Little Hotel on the Side Playbill - Jan 1992

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