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Penelope Mortimer (I) (1918–1999)

Penelope Mortimer was born on September 19, 1918 in Rhyl, Flintshire, Wales as Penelope Ruth Fletcher. She was a writer, known for Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965), A Summer Story (1988) and The Pumpkin Eater (1964). She was married to John Mortimer and Charles Dimont. She died on October 19, 1999 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 81) in London, England, UK

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 1990 Portrait of a Marriage (TV Mini-Series) (screenplay - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... (screenplay)
 1988 A Summer Story (writer)
 1982 Little Miss Perkins (TV Movie) (short story)
 1973 Play for Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Three's One (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 Away from It All (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ripening Seed (1973) ... (writer)
 1966 Love Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ain't Afraid to Dance (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing (screenplay)
 1964 The Pumpkin Eater (novel)
 1961 The Renegade (TV Movie)
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 2009 John Mortimer: A Life in Words (TV Movie documentary)
Herself (as Penny Mortimer)
 2000 The Sunday Programme (TV Series)
Herself - Newspaper Reviewer
- Episode dated 24 September 2000 (2000) ... Herself - Newspaper Reviewer (as Penny Mortimer)
 1974 The Book Programme (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #1.13 (1974) ... Herself
 1967 Release (TV Series documentary)
 1960 Something to Read (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #2.1 (1960) ... Herself

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Other Works:

Book: A villa in summer (1976) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Penny Mortimer

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Personal Quote:

[covering the 1970 Cannes Film Festival for a magazine]: What is the point of being a critic at Cannes? I don't honestly know. The good films will be seen in London, anyway; the bad sink without trace. Hours of sitting without a cigarette, possibly dressed for a first night at Covent Garden, starved of food, alcohol or even a Happy Kup, watching a piece of Hungarian symbolism with inadequate ... See more »


Mother of actress Caroline Mortimer.

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