Friday, 16 January 2009

Death of "Rumpole" creator

Sir John Mortimer the creator of that curmudgeonly barrister Rumpole of the Bailey has died at the age of 85 after a long illness. Known mainly for the "Rumpole" series Sir John Mortimer was also a prodgious writer of books and screen plays. The character of Rumpole was played admirably by the late actor Leo McKern throughout its time on screen. His death is a great loss to those who have long admired his work.

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