Derek Twist

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Derek Twist
Born Derek Norman Twist
26 May 1905
United Kingdom
Died 15 August 1979
Chelmsford, Essex
United Kingdom
Other names Derek N. Twist
Occupation Film director, Film editor, Screenwriter

Derek Twist (1905–1979) was a British screenwriter, film editor and director. He was sometimes credited as Derek N. Twist. During the 1930s he worked at British Gaumont.

Early life[edit]

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[edit]





Production Manager[edit]


  • 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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