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John Mortimer March 4, 2009

Posted by gordonwatts in life, TV.

mortimer_john[1]Who knows this guy? I mostly knew John Mortimer because of the PBS series Rumpole of the Bailey. I used to watch it as a kid, when I got older I read the books and watched it again. Rumpole was an English barrister – as was Mortimer it turns out. He would only defend, never prosecute. And rarely lost. A curmudgeon who liked cheap claret. Leo McKern, who played Rumpole, was a joy to watch.

McKern died a while back, in 2002. Mortimer died mid January of this year. Though he stopped adding to the Rumpole series a while back, I’ll miss him!



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