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John Mortimer: A Life in Words (2009)

TV Movie | 60 min | Documentary

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...See moreExamines 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. See less
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Jan 18, 2009 (United Kingdom)

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John Mortimer
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Ross Bentley
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Melvyn Bragg
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Sinéad Cusack
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Joanna David
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Michael Howard
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Kathy Lette
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Jon Lord
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Ann Mallalieu
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Jean Marsh
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Emily Mortimer
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Jeremy Mortimer
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Penelope Mortimer
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Rosie Mortimer
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Geoffrey Robertson
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7.8 / 10 | 5 votes