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Name: Michael Hirst
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Date of Birth: 1952
Home town: United Kingdom
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Hirst was head writer, creator and executive producer of the Showtime television Drama Series The Tudors which aired from 2007 to 2010. It tells the story of King Henry VIII and his Six Wives as well as his court and the dilemmas throughout his kingdom during his reign.
Hirst is one of the co-writers on the screenplay for the James Dalessandro book, 1906. The story follows a young man who discovers a series of secrets and lies that left San Francisco highly vulnerable to the fires that engulfed it in the aftermath of the historical 1906 earthquake. It is set for release in 2012.
Hirst had been chosen to write the movie adaptation of Stuart Hill's best selling book: The Cry Of The IcemarkBernard Cornwell's book Azincourt, which tells the story of King Henry V of England and the Battle of Agincourt. before it was put on hold and is also set to adapt the
Hirst will be producing two new television series for Showtime. The first went on the air in 2011: The Borgias tells the story of the notorious Borgia family. It stars Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI, his first series-regular role. The show is created by Neil Jordan and began filming in the summer of 2010.



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Non-acting careers:

Movies:

  • 1988 - The Deceivers - Screenplay
  • 1988 - Wherever You Are - Co-Writer
  • 1990 - Fools of Fortune - Writer
  • 1991 - The Ballad of the Sad Cafe - Writer
  • 1991 - Meeting Venus - Writer
  • 1994 - Uncovered - Screenplay
  • 1998 - Elizabeth - Writer
  • 2007 - Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Executive Producer

TV:
  • 2002 - Casanova (TV Movie) - Writer
  • 2005 - Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (TV Movie) - Screenplay
  • 2007/10 - The Tudors - Executive Producer/Creator
  • 2011 - Camelot - Creator
  • 2011 - The Borgias
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Best known for:
  • Tudors (2007-2010), Elizabeth (1998), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
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  • 2012 - 1906 - Screenplay
  • Vikings


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  • The Tudors matter because they ushered in a new era in England
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Kittywake09 Michael Hirst new project VIKINGS 2 Mar 18 2012, 12:31 PM EDT by Psychodahlia
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Oh my I am so looking forward to this from Michael Hirst

TORONTO - An upcoming Irish-Canadian historical drama bound for History Television promises to accurately represent the brutal world of Vikings.

"Vikings" is being co-produced by partners including Ireland's World 2000 and the Toronto-based Take 5 Productions, whose past projects have included "The Tudors" and "The Borgias."

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, Inc. says the show will chronicle the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, an actual historical figure, and his family.

It's created and written by Michael Hirst of "Camelot" and "The Tudors." He says he's long had an interest in Viking culture, pagan mythology and Norse sagas.

http://www.news1130.com/entertainment/article/340624--irish-canadian-co-production-to-delve-into-brutal-world-of-vikings
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Kittywake09 Michael Hirst Podcast talks about following The Tudors 0 Mar 26 2011, 6:02 AM EDT by Kittywake09
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Very interesting podcast of Michael Hirst talking about would there be any Tudor follow ups ? His new Mary Queen of Scots, Josephine and Napolean and much, much more.

http://www.maryrose500.org/whats-happening/238-blasts-from-the-past.html
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RoyalDynasty666 Michael Hirst 5 Jan 1 2011, 10:10 AM EST by Kittywake09
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WOW he's one of the best screen writers ever!
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