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John Mortimer (1923-2009), Barrister, playwright and writer

Sir John Clifford Mortimer

Sitter in 9 portraits
Barrister, playwright and author; his plays have been staged since the 1950s, but reached a peak with the semi-autobiographical A Voyage Round My Father (1970). Televised novels include Paradise Postponed (1985) and Summer's Lease (1988). Best-known of his many television adaptations is the Rumpole of the Bailey series (first broadcast 1978).

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John Mortimer

by Tai-Shan Schierenberg
oil on canvas, 1992
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6160

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Penelope Ruth Mortimer; Sir John Clifford Mortimer

by Mark Gerson, for Camera Press
vintage print, 1961
NPG x184098

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John Mortimer

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 8 July 1969
NPG x165953

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John Mortimer

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 8 July 1969
NPG x165954

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John Mortimer

by Barry Marsden
bromide fibre print, 1989
NPG x39367

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John Mortimer

by Mark Tillie
bromide fibre print, 1989
NPG x35173

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Penelope Ruth Mortimer (née Fletcher); John Mortimer

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, January 1961
NPG x17972