John Mortimer: The Devils Advocate: The Unauthorised Biography Graham Lord

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John Mortimer: The Devils Advocate: The Unauthorised Biography  by  Graham Lord

John Mortimer: The Devils Advocate: The Unauthorised Biography by Graham Lord
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John Mortimer was a promising barrister who married a successful novelist (Penelope Mortimer) and then started writing himself. At first he wrote plays, most famously the autobiographical A VOYAGE ROUND MY FATHER, about his blind barrister father.MoreJohn Mortimer was a promising barrister who married a successful novelist (Penelope Mortimer) and then started writing himself. At first he wrote plays, most famously the autobiographical A VOYAGE ROUND MY FATHER, about his blind barrister father.

Alec Guinness, Laurence Olivier and Michael Redgrave were among those who played the role. But it was Mortimers creation of Rumpole of the Bailey, the irrascible barrister created on TV by Leo McKern, which catapulted him to wider fame and fortune, as his career as a novelist and screenwriter took off. He is credited with the hugely successful TV adaptation of Evelyn Waughs Brideshead Revisited (Olivier, Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, Toyah Wilcox) and then Summers Lease (John Gielgud), based on his own story.

Meanwhile he had become increasingly well-known as a lawyer. His most famous case was his (initially unsuccessful) defence of two of the three editors of the underground magazine Oz on a charge of obscenity in 1971. In a profession dominated by conservatives, he became everyones first thought when a barrister with liberal principles and left-wing political beliefs was required.

He increasingly moved in (old) Labour circles. The phrase champagne socialist might have been invented for him. He divorced his first wife and married a second Penelope (Penny 2, as she became known). Their daughter is the actor Emily Mortimer. Graham Lords biography is all the better for being unauthorised.

Good stories abound- there are revelations aplenty. The disclosure that he fathered Wendy Craigs love-child only reached the press as a result of Graham Lords research. There is much more. This biography will provide the full, unvarnished story.



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