Austin Mutti-Mewse

Austin Mutti-Mewse is a collector of stories. A writer, author and artist, his specialist subject is the ‘Golden Age’ of Hollywood. Over the past two decades, Austin has penned some of the most-read film star obituaries for the Daily Telegraph.


His last book, the memoir, ‘Pocket Venus’(Zuleika Books), was optioned for the cinema in 2020, Following on from ‘I Used to be in Pictures: An Untold Story of Hollywood’ (ACC Publications and co-written with his twin brother), optioned in 2018.

Following publication of   ‘I Used to be in Pictures’, the Independent newspaper remarked: “When Austin and Howard write to Hollywood, Hollywood jumps.”


From their early teens, the brothers’ passion for Old Hollywood rewarded them firm friendships with some of the industry’s supernovas. It was actress friendsJoy Hodges and Ginger Rogers who introduced Austin and Howard to the Tinsel Town establishment, including dinner dates with Frank Sinatra, the Reagans, James Stewart, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Austin has worked as a freelance consultant with various luxury lifestyle and fashion brands for many years, including Jo Malone, Truefitt & Hill, and Hardy Amies . His role as brand guardian for the menswear brand Kent & Curwen, earned Austin the moniker  ‘The History Man’, bestowed on him by the brand’s ambassador, David Beckham.


More recently he has been exhibiting some of his illustrative work on Instagram @creativemewse and has been working on his first novel.