Executive Producer/Showrunner

Michael Hirst

Michael Hirst was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England in 1952. He attended Bradford Grammar School, The London School of Economics, Nottingham University and Trinity College, Oxford. He has been a professional writer since 1980. 


Film scripts include: Fools of Fortune, starring Julie Christie, produced by Working Title, 1990.; The Ballad of the Sad Café, starring Vanessa Redgrave and produced by Merchant-Ivory, 1992; Meeting Venus, directed by Istvan Szabo, starring Glen Close, 1993; Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchette, produced by Working Title, 1996. Television series include: The Tudors, for Showtime, 4 Seasons, 37 episodes, 2006-2009; Vikings, for MGM and History, 6 Seasons, 89 episodes, 2012-2021. 


Michael Hirst lives near Oxford. He and his wife, Deb, a painter, have 9 children between them.