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Bob Mortimer

Bob Mortimer

  • 64 years old
  • English
  • Actor, writer and comedian

Press clippings

Mortimer And Whitehouse Gone Hogmanay Fishing review

You won't find a cheerier meditation on dying this Christmas. Bob and Paul share photos of their dead fathers, talk ill health - then rock out to 80s pop. Expect to shed a tear or two.

Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian, 29th December 2023

Bob Mortimer: 'I wanted to write like Murakami but soon realised I didn't have the talent'

The comedian and author on defacing Rudyard Kipling, being inspired by Spike Milligan and cherishing Jerome K Jerome.

Bob Mortimer, The Guardian, 22nd December 2023

Painting Birds With Jim And Nancy Moir, review

Christmas comes early with a Vic & Bob reunion.

Jasper Rees, The Telegraph, 20th December 2023

Vic & Bob reunite on Painting Birds festive special

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have reunited on screen for the first time in many years. Mortimer makes a guest appearance on the Painting Birds With Jim And Nancy Moir Christmas special.

British Comedy Guide, 7th December 2023

Bob Mortimer 'loves' Stockton-on-Tees after Home Secretary branded it a 's**thole'

Bob Mortimer has stood up for his old stomping grounds to tell Home Secretary James Cleverly that he loved living in the area after the MP made allegations about the town.

Kate Nelson, Daily Star, 24th November 2023

How Bob Mortimer became a millennial hero

Mortimer's debut novel, The Satsuma Complex, has won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse award for comic fiction - the comedian's unique brand of silliness captivates younger generations.

Emily Bootle, i Newspaper, 21st November 2023

Bob Mortimer wins Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2023

Bob Mortimer has won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2023, for his book The Satsuma Complex. The judges noted he "has this strange ability to keep the reader on the very brink of guffawing for whole chapters at a time".

British Comedy Guide, 20th November 2023

Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction 2023 shortlist revealed

Books by India Knight, James Hannaham, Sophie McCartney, Fergus Craig, Aravind Jayan and Bob Mortimer have been shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2023.

British Comedy Guide, 4th October 2023

Lee Mack replaces unwell Bob Mortimer on Gone Fishing

Lee Mack stepped in to replace an unwell Bob Mortimer on the upcoming episode of Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, following Mortimer's hospitalisation. However, Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse are currently preparing to shoot their fourth Christmas Special for the hit BBC Two angling series.

British Comedy Guide, 28th September 2023

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, BBC Two, review

This Beckettian bromance should go on and on.

Jasper Rees, The Telegraph, 3rd September 2023

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