John Byrne

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Birthday
6, 1940
Birthplace
Scotland
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
6, 1940 (age 78)
Birthplace
Scotland

About

Scottish TV writer, playwright, and visual artist who worked on Arena, Crown Court, and other British television programs. He also designed album covers for the Beatles, Billy Connolly, and other prominent musicians.

Before Fame

He attended the Glasgow School of Art and began his artistic career by designing book jackets for Penguin Books.

Trivia

He was initially unable to interest galleries in his art work; however, once he began submitting under a pseudonym, he achieved some measure of artistic success.

Family Life

He had two children during the 1960s and later fathered twins.

Associated With

He wrote for the TV series, Tutti Frutti, which starred a very young Emma Thompson.