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Penelope Mortimer (1918–1999)

Penelope Mortimer was born on September 19, 1918 in Rhyl, Flintshire, Wales as Penelope Ruth Fletcher. She is known for her work on Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965), A Summer Story (1988) and The Pumpkin Eater (1964). She was married to John Mortimer and Charles Dimont. She died on October 19, 1999 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 81) in London, England, UK

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 1990 Portrait of a Marriage (TV Mini Series) (screenplay - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... (screenplay)
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... (screenplay)
 1988 A Summer Story (writer)
 1982 Little Miss Perkins (TV Movie) (short story)
 1973 Play for Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Three's One (1973) ... (writer)
 1973 Away from It All (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ripening Seed (1973) ... (writer)
 1966 Love Story (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ain't Afraid to Dance (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 Bunny Lake Is Missing (screenplay)
 1964 The Pumpkin Eater (novel)
 1961 The Renegade (TV Movie)
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 1980 Death of a Princess (TV Movie) (script supervisor)
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 1979 Read All About It (TV Series)
- Episode #6.17 (1979) ... Self
 1974 The Book Programme (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #1.13 (1974) ... Self
 1967 Release (TV Series documentary)
 1960 Something to Read (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #2.1 (1960) ... Self
 1956 I've Just Been Reading (TV Series)
Self - Presenter

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Other Works:

Book: About Time Too: Autobiography 1940-1970 (1993) See more »

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John Mortimer  (divorced)  (2 children) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[covering the 1970 Cannes Film Festival for a magazine]: What is the point of being a critic at Cannes? I don't honestly know. The good films will be seen in London, anyway; the bad sink without trace. Hours of sitting without a cigarette, possibly dressed for a first night at Covent Garden, starved of food, alcohol or even a Happy Kup, watching a piece of Hungarian symbolism with inadequate ... See more »


Mother with first husband Charles Dimont of actress Caroline Mortimer (who used her stepfather's surname).

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