Friday, January 16, 2009

A man of great character ...

I just read online that British writer SirJohn Mortimer
has passed away at the age of 85.
While his face may not be known to many,
his name likely rings a distant bell ...
... in addition to a number of delightful novels,
Mortimer is the creator of many memorable characters
who lurked the halls and back alleys around the Old Bailey.
Mortimer is perhaps best known for the crotchety
old lawyer played to perfection
by the late actor Leo McKern:
Farewell Sir Mortimer,
farewell Rumpole,
She Who Must be Obeyed,
and the
many other characters
Sir John Mortimer
brought to live in his writing.

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