Screen Talk with writer and producer Michael Hirst
David Wilson speaks with Michael Hirst, creator of the hit TV drama Vikings
See trailer for Michael Hirst here
Michael Hirst was born in Bradford, Yorkshire 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 and Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett, 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, 2012-2018.
the Screen Talk series was filmed by film and TV production students at the University of Bradford in 2019.