... is also a surname – for example of Peter Lorimer, a Scottish footballer (born in 1946), who played for Leeds United from 1962 to 1979 and from 1983 to 1985. He was the youngest player ever to appear for Leeds, and at the time of his death in 2021 (aged 74) he was the club's leading goalscorer of all time. An attacking midfielder, his powerful shot earned him the nicknames Hotshot and Thunderboots.

Lorimer was also the real surname of the comedian Max Wall (who died in 1990, aged 82). Max Wall's father, Jack (Jock) Lorimer, was a Scottish comedy actor, known for his songs and dancing, and a successful music–hall entertainer.

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