Bob Mortimer Bio Details

Full name

Robert Renwick Mortimer





Date of birth

23 May 1959

Birth place

Acklam, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK



Comedy Writer

Bin Man

Probation Officer



Green Lane School, Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom

Hustler School, Acklam, Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom

King's Manor School, Acklam, Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom

University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

University of Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

Not guilty, your honour

In 1996, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp fame invaded the stage at the Brit Awards during a performance by Michael Jackson.  He had taken offence to Jackson's portrayal of himself during a performance of 'Earth Song' where Jackson was dressed in white robes and was surrounded by adoring children and a Rabbi.  Cocker was arrested shortly afterwards, and was defended at the police station by Mortimer, who is a qualified solicitor.  All charges were subsequently dropped.

Ill Health

Like his late mother, Eunice, Bob suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis which he controls with steroids.  He has also recently (November 2015) undergone an emergency triple heart bypass, which has resulted in the cancellation of the first leg of his tour with Vic Reeves - 25 Years Of Reeves And Mortimer: The Poignant Moments.

Bob Mortimer

British Comedian and half of comedy duo Reeves & Mortimer
Bob Mortimer

Relationship History

Lisa Matthews


2 children together

Oct 2015

Professional Partners

Vic Reeves

Professional Working Relationship

working together from 1986

Bob Mortimer Children

Harry Mortimer


Harry Mortimer

with Lisa Matthews

Tom Mortimer


Tom Mortimer

with Lisa Matthews

Bob Mortimer Family

Bob Mortimer's parents:

Bob Mortimer's mother was Eunice Mortimer

Bob Mortimer's children:

Bob Mortimer's son is Harry Mortimer Bob Mortimer's son is Tom Mortimer

Bob Mortimer's current partners:

Bob Mortimer's wife is Lisa Matthews

Bob Mortimer FameChain Links

BAFTA Award Winners 1992 - The 45th


Other people in this association:

Sir Anthony Hopkins CBE 1992

Audrey Hepburn 1992

Alan Rickman 1992


Celebrity Bake Off - The Great Comic Relief - Series 1 - 2013


Other people in this association:

Duncan Bannatyne OBE 2013

Jo Brand 2013

Mary Berry CBE