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John Mortimer: A Life in Words (2009)

Examines the thoughts and observations of writer, raconteur and national treasure, Sir John Mortimer. Enjoying a successful career as a QC before becoming a full-time writer, a staunch ... See full summary »

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Lawrence Elman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Mortimer John Mortimer ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ross Bentley Ross Bentley ... Himself
Melvyn Bragg ... Himself
Sinéad Cusack ... Herself
Joanna David ... Herself
Michael Howard ... Himself (archive footage)
Neil Kinnock Neil Kinnock ... Himself
Kathy Lette ... Herself
Jon Lord ... Himself
Ann Mallalieu Ann Mallalieu ... Herself (as Ann Mallalieu QC)
Jean Marsh ... Herself
Emily Mortimer ... Herself
Jeremy Mortimer Jeremy Mortimer ... Himself
Penelope Mortimer Penelope Mortimer ... Herself (as Penny Mortimer)
Rosie Mortimer Rosie Mortimer ... Herself
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Examines the thoughts and observations of writer, raconteur and national treasure, Sir John Mortimer. Enjoying a successful career as a QC before becoming a full-time writer, a staunch defender of civil liberties who was involved in the Oz magazine obscenity trial in the 1960s and the man who won the Sex Pistols the right to put the word 'bollocks' in the title of their infamous album. Opinionated and unconventional, Mortimer persisted in speaking out against the ludicrous ways in which politicians try to curtail our liberties and, very often, our fun. This characteristic outspokenness is delivered with such gentlemanly charm and wit that he continues to be admired and adored by all.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2009 (UK) See more »

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Drive Thru Pictures See more »
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