• Tim Mascall designs INVINCIBLE at the St James Theatre
  • Read Justin Cartwright's LION HEART, out now in paperback
  • James Turner designs THE HACKNEY VOLPONE at Rose Lipman Building
  • Catch PAXO at the Pleasance London prior to Edinburgh 14 & 15 August
  • Read THE ICEBERG a beautiful memoir by Marion Coutts, out in hardback
  • Read Joanna Trollope's BALANCING ACT, out now in hardback
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
  • Gregory Clarke designs sound for MEDEA at the National Theatre
  • See DAYTONA in the West End's Haymarket Theatre from 28th June .......
  • Read Chris Bryant's PARLIAMENT: THE BIOGRAPHY, out now in hardback
  • Ellan Parry designs THE NIGHTMARES OF CARLOS FUENTES at Arcola Theatre
  • Rhys Jarman designs HOLES at the Arcola Theatre
  • Read Harry Sidebottom's IRON AND RUST, out now in hardback
  • Read Michael Simkins' THE RULES OF ACTING, out now in paperback
  • See Sue Kelvin as Madam Morrible in WICKED West End
  • James Perkins designs MOCK TUDOR at the Pleasance (Edinburgh)
  • OUTINGS by Thomas Hescott & Matthew Baldwin at Edinburgh Festival

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Michael Hirst

Michael Hirst

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Assistant: Danielle Walker
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In Development
ProductionCompanyNotes
THE VIKINGSShowtime/Octagon/MGMSeason 3
In production
A MOVEABLE FEASTPamplona Productions LLCScreenplay based on the memoir by Ernest Hemingway
ALEXANDER THE GREATGruppe 5/BetafilmTV Series
THE MEDICISGruppe 5/Betafilm/LuxvideTV Series
THE FORBIDDEN CITYPerfect Storm Entertainment LLCTV
THE DRIVERSFremantle / Headline / Scott FreeTV Series
MADAME TUSSAUDGaumont Int.TV Mini-series
JOSEPHINE BDHXTV
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF CHAIRMAN MAOBased on the book by Dr Li Zhisui
Film
ProductionCompanyNotes
ELIZABETHWorking Title/PolygramOriginal Screenplay
Directed by Shekhar Kapur
Produced by Alison Owen, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
with Cate Blanchette, Geoffrey Rush
* BAFTA nomination for Best Original Screenplay 1999
UNCOVEREDFilmania ProductionsAdapted from the novel by Arturo Perez-Reverte
Directed by Jim McBride
Produced by Affonso Beato
with Kate Beckinsale, John Wood
1492: CONQUEST OF PARADISEParamountRewrite
Directed by Ridley Scott
MEETING VENUSEnigma/Warners/I SzaboDirected by Istvan Szabo
with Glenn Close
THE BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFEMerchant IvoryFrom the play by Edward Albee
Directed by Simon Callow
Produced by Walter Lassally
with Vanessa Redgrave, Rod Steiger
FOOLS OF FORTUNEWorking TitleAdapted from the novel by William Trevor
Directed by Pat O’Connor
with Iain Glen, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Julie Christie
WHEREVER YOU AREJoint screenplay with Zanussi
Directed by K Zanussi/M Forstater
with Julian Sands
THE DECEIVERSMerchant IvoryAdapted from the novel by John Masters
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Produced by Walter Lassally
with Perce Brosnan, Shashi Kapoor
THE GOLDEN AGEWorking TitleCo-writer
Directed by Shekhar Kapur
with Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush
Television
ProductionCompanyNotes
THE VIKINGSShowtime/Octagon/MGMSeasons 1 & 2
with Travis Fimmer, Katheryn Winnick & Gabriel Byrne
THE TUDORS SERIES 1 - 4Showtime / ReveilleDirector: Charles McDougall, Steve Shill
with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Sam Neill, Henry Cavill, Jeremy Northam, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Natalie Dormer
* Nominated for Best Television Series – Drama, Golden Globe Awards 2007
* Nominated for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series, 23rd Annual Gemini Awards 2008
* Nominated for Best Drama Series, Irish Film & Television Awards 2009
HAVE NO FEAR: THE LIFE OF POPE JOHN PAUL IILorenzo Minoli/ABC/Five Mile River Films LtdTelevision Film
Director: Jeff Bleckner
with Thomas Kretschmann
THE MESSENGERCBS
CAMELOTEcosse TV Productions
THE WRECK OF THE BATAVIAFremantle
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