Hannah Greig

Historian, author & consultant

About Hannah Greig

Professor Hannah Greig is a historian, author and highly experienced consultant who has worked with Oscar-winning feature films, TV dramas and theatre productions. Clever and collaborative, she is an expert in her field who loves to support the creation of artistic content and has worked with productions at all stages of development.

Hannah holds an Honorary History Professorship at Royal Holloway, University of London, after a fifteen-year career in academia at the University of York and the University of Oxford.

Hannah’s credits include The Duchess (2008), The Favourite (2019), Poldark (series 1-5), Sanditon (series 1-3), Bridgerton (series 1-3) and Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. She is also co-creator and co-host of the podcast series History Film Club with screenwriter Alex von Tunzelmann.

Hannah’s additional broadcast experience includes TV and radio documentaries; live interviews; EPK and other behind-the-scenes content for films and streaming platforms.

The author of The Beau Monde: Fashionable Society in Georgian London (Oxford University Press, 2013) Hannah has also written widely for magazines, exhibition catalogues and academic journals.

She is a cheerful keynote speaker and panellist and has spoken at many venues including The Hay Festival, The London Book Fair and film festivals.

Film & TV Consultancy

Hannah is an expert historian with over fifteen years of successful and collaborative consultancy experience.

Credits include Oscar-winning feature films: The Favourite and The Duchess; major BBC and ITV dramas: Poldark, Death Comes to Pemberley, Sanditon; Netflix and Apple+ TV series: Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte and Debutantes; and theatre productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Bath Theatre Royal. Hannah has also worked with Secret Cinema, consulted on unscripted drama and has even had a cameo role in the Channel 4 comedy show Complaints Welcome.

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The History Film Club podcast

Hannah is co-creator and co-host of the History Film Club podcast with historian and screenwriter Alex von Tunzelmann.

Launched in December 2020, the History Film Club is the club for people who love to talk about history on screen. In each episode, Alex and Hannah welcome an expert guest to chat about their loves, hates, and find out whether they have what it takes to become a member of the History Film Club. Guests include actors, screenwriters, producers, directors, historians and fandom representatives. The likes of Amanda Vickery, Dan Snow, Suzannah Lipscomb, Sunny Singh, Stephen McGann and Jeb Stuart have laughed and chatted and been welcomed into the club. The podcast also hosts special episodes with guests from new releases.

Historian & Public Speaker

Hannah is an Honorary Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, and an award-winning and internationally renowned scholar of eighteenth-century British history.

As well as multiple academic publications, she is the author of The Beau Monde: Fashionable Society in Georgian London (a major study of the eighteenth-century’s elite and celebrity society), and a forthcoming book on famous diamonds and the East India Company.

Uniquely placed to bring her academic and creative expertise to bear on contemporary concerns about how we learn about and consume history, Hannah is a regular keynote speaker and panellist at events such as the Hay Festival, the London Book Fair and other festivals and conferences.