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John Mortimer (I) (1923–2009)

Writer | Actor | Producer
KNOWN FOR 
The Innocents (1961) | Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992) | Tea with Mussolini (1999)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations More »
AKA 
Sir John Mortimer | John Mortimer QC
BORN 
Apr 21, 1923 (died Jan 16, 2009)

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Past Film & Video (12 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (68 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for In Love and WarIn Love and War (TV Movie) Writer (Teleplay)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Don QuixoteDon Quixote (TV Movie) Writer (Teleplay)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Cider with RosieCider with Rosie (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Under the HammerUnder the Hammer (TV Series) Writer (7 episodes, 1994)  Less 1994 7
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  • Primary photo for Rumpole of the BaileyRumpole of the Bailey (TV Series) Writer (42 episodes, 1978–1992), Judge at tribunal luncheon table / Theatregoer in bar at the opera during the interval / Guest at Judge's Lunch / Diner in line at restaurant / Guest at Wedding Reception (5 episodes, 1979–1992), Writer (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1978–1992 43
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  • Primary photo for Titmuss RegainedTitmuss Regained (TV Mini-series) Writer (Script) (3 episodes, 1991), Writer (Novel) (3 episodes, 1991)  Less 1991 3
    • And the Next Day (Sep 17, 1991) Writer (Novel), Writer (Script)  Less
    • Tomorrow (Sep 10, 1991) Writer (Novel), Writer (Script)  Less
    • Today (Sep 3, 1991) Writer (Novel), Writer (Script)  Less
  • Primary photo for Die FledermausDie Fledermaus (TV Movie) Writer (English Adaptation)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Summer's LeaseSummer's Lease (TV Mini-series) Writer (Novel) (4 episodes, 1989), Writer (Screenplay) (4 episodes, 1989)  Less 1989 4
    • The Urbino Trail (Jun 2, 1991) Writer (Novel), Writer (Screenplay)  Less
    • A Battlefield (May 26, 1991) Writer (Novel), Writer (Screenplay)  Less
    • Where the Water Goes (May 19, 1991) Writer (Novel), Writer (Screenplay)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Smith and Jones in Small DosesSmith and Jones in Small Doses (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Paradise PostponedParadise Postponed (TV Mini-series) Writer (Novel) (11 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986 11
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  • Primary photo for EdwinEdwin (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The Ebony TowerThe Ebony Tower (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for A Voyage Round My FatherA Voyage Round My Father (TV Movie) Writer (Play), Writer (Screenplay)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Brideshead RevisitedBrideshead Revisited (TV Mini-series) Writer (Adaptation) (11 episodes, 1981)  Less 1981 11
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  • Primary photo for BBC2 PlayhouseBBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) Writer (Script) (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981 1
    • Unity (Mar 20, 1981) Writer (Script)  Less
  • Primary photo for Comedy TonightComedy Tonight (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Will ShakespeareWill Shakespeare (TV Mini-series) Writer (6 episodes, 1978)  Less 1978 6
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  • Primary photo for Two Stars for ComfortTwo Stars for Comfort (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Shades of GreeneShades of Greene (TV Series) Writer (Adaptation) (8 episodes, 1975–1976)  Less 1975–1976 8
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  • Primary photo for Play for TodayPlay for Today (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for Das PflichtmandatDas Pflichtmandat (TV Movie) Writer (Play)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Thirty-Minute TheatreThirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series) Writer (5 episodes, 1967–1972)  Less 1967–1972 5
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  • Primary photo for Die AnarchistenDie Anarchisten (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Scheidung auf englischScheidung auf englisch (TV Movie) Writer (Play)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for ITV Saturday Night TheatreITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1970)  Less 1970 1
  • Primary photo for Plays of TodayPlays of Today (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969 1
  • Primary photo for The Wednesday PlayThe Wednesday Play (TV Series) Writer (2 episodes, 1966–1968)  Less 1966–1968 2
  • Primary photo for Beryl Reid Says Good EveningBeryl Reid Says Good Evening (TV Series) Writer (Additional Material) (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968 1
    • Episode #1.4 (Mar 25, 1968) Writer (Additional Material)  Less
  • Primary photo for ITV PlayhouseITV Playhouse (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1968)  Less 1968 1
  • Primary photo for Eerlijk en ongelogenEerlijk en ongelogen (TV Movie) Writer (Play "Call Me A Liar")  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for A Flea in Her EarA Flea in Her Ear (TV Movie) Writer (Translator)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Der Mann aus dem BootshausDer Mann aus dem Bootshaus (TV Movie) Writer (Novel "The Narrowing Stream")  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Armchair TheatreArmchair Theatre (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967 1
  • Primary photo for Podnevna pauzaPodnevna pauza (TV Movie) Writer (Play)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for ITV Play of the WeekITV Play of the Week (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for Der OberkellnerDer Oberkellner (TV Movie) Writer (Play)  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for BBC 3BBC 3 (TV Series) Writer  Less 1965–1966
  • Primary photo for KonversationslexikonKonversationslexikon (TV Movie) Writer (Play)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of LifeNot So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for Reci da sam lazovReci da sam lazov (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for TeatterituokioTeatterituokio (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964 1
  • Primary photo for Der FluggastDer Fluggast (TV Movie) Writer (Play)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Wat vertellen we Caroline?Wat vertellen we Caroline? (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for ITV Television PlayhouseITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963 1
  • Primary photo for Der PrivatdetektivDer Privatdetektiv (TV Movie) Writer (Screenplay)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for PlaydatePlaydate (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1963 1
  • Primary photo for BBC Sunday-Night PlayBBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-series) Writer (1 episode, 1961), Writer (1 episode, 1963)  Less 1961–1963 2
  • Primary photo for FrokostpauseFrokostpause (TV Movie) Writer (Based On Play)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Back to BackBack to Back (TV Movie) Writer (Plays "What Shall We Tell Caroline?" And "The Dock Brief")  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Ne éljek, ha nem igaz!Ne éljek, ha nem igaz! (TV Movie) Writer (Play)  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Ett svårt fallEtt svårt fall (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Alfred Hitchcock PresentsAlfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) Writer (Play) (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961 1
    • I Spy (Dec 5, 1961) Writer (Play)  Less
  • Primary photo for De beklaagdeDe beklaagde (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for MittagspauseMittagspause (TV Short) Writer (Play "Lunch Hour")  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for They Met in a CityThey Met in a City (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961 1
  • Primary photo for Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's LifeTwenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life (TV Movie) Writer (Teleplay)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Branilac po sluzbenoj duznostiBranilac po sluzbenoj duznosti (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Call Me a LiarCall Me a Liar (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Sie können's mir glaubenSie können's mir glauben (TV Movie) Writer (Play "Call Me A Liar")  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for Dock BriefDock Brief (TV Movie) Writer (Play)  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for David and BroccoliDavid and Broccoli (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for Play of the WeekPlay of the Week (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959 1
  • Primary photo for FolioFolio (TV Series) Writer (Play 'The Dock Brief') (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958 1
    • Episode #4.1 (Nov 11, 1958) Writer (Play 'The Dock Brief')  Less
  • Primary photo for Das PflichtmandatDas Pflichtmandat (TV Movie) Writer (Play "The Dock Brief")  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Theatre NightTheatre Night (TV Series) Writer (Play) (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for Television PlaywrightTelevision Playwright (TV Series) Writer (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for I SpyI Spy (TV Movie) Writer (Radio Script)  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for The Dock BriefThe Dock Brief (TV Movie) Writer  Less 1957
Self (31 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham GreeneDangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene Himself  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for John Mortimer: A Life in WordsJohn Mortimer: A Life in Words (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Strictly CourtroomStrictly Courtroom (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B MoviesTruly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (TV Movie) Himself (as Sir John Mortimer)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Sunday AMSunday AM (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
    • Episode #3.23 (Feb 24, 2008) Himself (as Sir John Mortimer)  Less
  • Primary photo for Burn Hollywood BurnBurn Hollywood Burn (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The Secret Life of BrianThe Secret Life of Brian (TV Movie) Himself (as Sir John Mortimer)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Betjeman and Me: Griff Rhys JonesBetjeman and Me: Griff Rhys Jones (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for This WeekThis Week (TV Series) Himself (3 episodes, 2004–2006)  Less 2004–2006
  • Primary photo for War StoriesWar Stories (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Late ReviewLate Review (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for ImagineImagine (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Breakfast with FrostBreakfast with Frost (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Best of BritishThe Best of British (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for 60 Minutes60 Minutes (TV Series) Himself - Author (segment "Rumpole of the Bailey") (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Dear John: A Tribute to John WellsDear John: A Tribute to John Wells (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The ABC of DemocracyThe ABC of Democracy (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1994 £250K
  • Primary photo for Alistair Cooke SaluteAlistair Cooke Salute (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Benny Hill: The World's Favorite ClownBenny Hill: The World's Favorite Clown (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The Modern World: Ten Great WritersThe Modern World: Ten Great Writers (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for The Life and Loves of a She-DevilThe Life and Loves of a She-Devil (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The South Bank ShowThe South Bank Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Question TimeQuestion Time (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1979–1982)  Less 1979–1982
  • Primary photo for PanoramaPanorama (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Friday Night, Saturday MorningFriday Night, Saturday Morning (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Read All About ItRead All About It (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for But Seriously, It's Sheila HancockBut Seriously, It's Sheila Hancock (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Brian Connell InterviewThe Brian Connell Interview (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for AquariusAquarius (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Frost ProgrammeThe Frost Programme (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1967)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for MonitorMonitor (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1960)  Less 1960
Archive Footage (1 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for LongfordLongford (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2006

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