Derek Twist

Derek Twist (19051979) was a British screenwriter, film editor and director. He was sometimes credited as Derek N. Twist. During the 1930s he worked at British Gaumont.

Derek Twist
Derek Norman Twist

26 May 1905
Died15 August 1979
Chelmsford, Essex
United Kingdom
Other namesDerek N. Twist
OccupationFilm director, Film editor, Screenwriter

Early life

Twist was born in Paddington area of London on 26 May 1905 to Cecil and Catherine Twist, his father was a solicitor.[1]

He was married to actress and stage director Vida Hope until her death in December 1963.

Selected filmography





Production Manager


  • Journey Together (1945) .... Wing Commander on Aircrew Interview Board
  • Rx Murder (1958)


  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.


  1. 1911 Census of Paddington, RG13/73, Schedule Number 126, Derek Norman Twist, aged 5, 164 Gloucester Terrace, Bayswater, London.

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