John French’s first job was as the house manager at the Royal Court Theatre in London. There he worked with Lindsay Anderson, Anthony Page and Bill Gaskill and actors like Paul Scofield, Rachel Roberts, Alan Bates, Diana Dors and Paul Eddington.
A job at a theatrical agency followed. The agency looked after, among others, Sean Connery, Alan Bates, Sheila Hancock, Malcolm McDowell, Robert Shaw and Michael Crawford as well as screenwriters and directors. After three years John founded his own agency and went on to represent Robert, Julie Walters, Pete Postlewaite, Zena Walker, Stephanie Beacham and film director Mike Newell.
His own writing includes plays performed at the Soho Theatre, the King’s Head, the Battersea Arts Centre and many fringe venues. He has subsequently written over thirty novels (for Little Brown, Headline and Virgin) under various pseudonyms which have sold well over a million copies.
In more recent years he has worked as script editor and writer on the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV series.