Desmond Lowden’s first job was as a rewind boy in the projection box of a Rank cinema. From there, he became a runner at Britain’s famous Pinewood film studios, working his way up to writing a screenplay for the great comic actor Terry-Thomas. It was the beginning of a career in writing that saw him pen countless plays, screenplays and books.
His novels include the thrillers Sunspot, The Chain, Cry Havoc and – most famously – Bellman & True, which was made into an acclaimed crime movie by George Harrison’s Handmade Films in 1987.
Now in his seventies, Desmond leads a five-piece jazz group, and continues to write. In 2012, he signed with Apostrophe Books, with Bellman & True being re-released in digital form.