Michael Hirst Net Worth

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Michael Hirst Biography

Michael Hirst was born on September 21, 1952 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. He is a writer and producer, known for Vikings (2013), The Tudors (2007) and Elizabeth (1998).

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Quick Facts

Date Of BirthSeptember 21, 1952
Place Of BirthBradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK
ProfessionWriter, Producer
Star SignVirgo

Interesting Facts

1Michael Hirst said, "I respect show runners who work with a writer's room, but I'm not sure I could do that!" First is the creator, executive producer and sole writer of History's drama, Vinkings. "It's enough for me to be dealing with production, so if I had to be rewriting scripts and dealing with other writers' egos, I'm not sure it would be a very enjoyable experience for me." Neck-deep in writing the Vikings fourth season (2015), the longest to date, with twenty episodes. Hirst isn't daunted, Hirst served as the sole writer on his previous creation -- Showtime's The Tudors. Hirst added, "The Tudors was a learning curve for me. Certainly it was tough sometimes, but it was good. I loved it. So I wasn't going to do it any differently on Vikings." Hirst calls his writing process -- which takes place mostly at his home outside Oxford, England -- "organized chaos," with ideas floating around his brain. "I'll do a huge amount of reading," Hirst says, "and talk with the series' historical consultant, Justin Pollard. I'll do an overview. I'll do a bible. The bible might be huge - sixty, seventy pages per season. I break episodes down to about thirty pages of outline, and then I start writing. From that outline I can write an episode in a couple of weeks." Getting a script from an initial idea to the screen takes a year, Hirst estimates. "But at the same time, all of the other episodes are being processed." Unlike show runners who write every episode to maintain creative control, Hirst does it because he'd rather write than manage others. "I'm a slightly unusual show runner because I want to delegate. I want to give department heads freedom to do their best work." Justin Pollard is the person Hirst relies on most when plotting new episodes. "If I forgot something, he reminds me. It's like, 'This is what actually happened, Michael. Please focus.'".
2Father of Maude Hirst and Georgia Hirst.
3Grew up in Ilkley, was educated at Bradford Grammar School and attended the London School of Economics. Received a First Class Joint-Honours Degree in English and American Literature from the University of Nottingham and studied Henry James at Trinity College, Oxford.


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest International DramaVikings (2013)John Weber

Sheila Hockin

Morgan O'Sullivan

James Flynn

Alan Gasmer

Sherry Marsh

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest International DramaVikings (2013)Sheila Hockin

John Weber

Morgan O'Sullivan

James Flynn

Alan Gasmer

Sherry Marsh
2014Canadian Screen AwardGemini AwardsBest International DramaVikings (2013)James Flynn

Sheila Hockin

Morgan O'Sullivan

John Weber

Alan Gasmer

Sherry Marsh
2012SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest New TV ShowCamelot (2011)Chris Chibnall (co-creator/showrunner/writer)
2011GeminiGemini AwardsBest Dramatic SeriesThe Tudors (2007)Sheila Hockin

Morgan O'Sullivan

John Weber
2011GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Dramatic SeriesThe Tudors (2007)
2008GeminiGemini AwardsBest Writing in a Dramatic SeriesThe Tudors (2007)
1999BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - OriginalElizabeth (1998)
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenElizabeth (1998)



1906screenplay announced
VikingsTV Series 1 episode, 2017 written by - 42 episodes, 2013 - 2016 created by - 24 episodes, 2015 - 2017 creator - 19 episodes, 2013 - 2014
CamelotTV Series creator - 10 episodes, 2011 story - 1 episode, 2011
The TudorsTV Series creator - 38 episodes, 2007 - 2010 written by - 38 episodes, 2007 - 2010
The Golden Age2007written by
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II2005TV Movie screenplay / story
Il giovane Casanova2002TV Movie
Elizabeth1998written by
Meeting Venus1991written by
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe1991
Fools of Fortune1990
Wherever You Are...1988
The Deceivers1988screenplay


Vikings2013-2016TV Series executive producer - 39 episodes
Camelot2011TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
The Borgias2011TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
The Tudors2007-2010TV Series executive producer - 32 episodes
The Golden Age2007executive producer


The Iron Lady2011special thanks


Vikings: Season 3 - Guide to the Gods2015Video documentary shortHimself
Vikings: Season 4 - Guide to the Gods2015Video documentary shortHimself
Vikings: My Family, My Enemy2014ShortHimself
Vikings: Birth of the Vikings2013Video documentary shortHimself
Vikings - A Warrior Society: Viking Culture and Law2013Video documentary shortHimself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Writer
Farewall to the King: Michael Hirst on The Tudors Finale2010Video shortHimself - Series Creator and Writer
On Set with The Tudors: Three Scenes in Production2009Video shortHimself - Writer and Series Creator
Los Tudor: Rodarán cabezas2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sexo en serie2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Elizabeth'1998Video documentary shortHimself

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