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

Film & TV Consultancy

Hannah's consultancy career began by chance in 2007 when a willingness to say yes to an interesting project meant that she was hired as historical consultant to The Duchess (2008). Directed by Saul Dibb and starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper and Hayley Atwell, this Oscar-winning feature film gave Hannah her first work with period dramas. Although a world away from the Oxford college where she was then an academic, Hannah loved the creative experience. From this first job, Hannah has since gone on to collaborate with many major productions, including adaptations, historical fiction, original drama and unscripted drama.

Working with Hannah

Hannah has experience of working with productions at every stage, from the earliest development before a treatment has been written to working with a writer or a writers’ room when a script is in development. She supports productions through all stages of pre-production, principal photography and post-production, including developing relevant content for EPKs and press releases. She has extensive experience of being on set and of working with actors, directors, ADs, costume and art departments as required.

Hannah has a reputation for being uniquely collaborative as well as highly skilled as a historian, working hard to understand the needs of a production and its many constituent parts and creative contributors. She knows a lot about history but is also approachable and generous with knowledge and information.

Film credits:

  • The Favourite, dir. Yorgos Lanthimos (multiple-award winning, including an Oscar, a Golden Globe, 10 British Independent Film Awards, 7 BAFTAS, 8 European Film Awards)
  • Mr Malcolm’s List, dir. Emma Holly Jones
  • The Duchess, dir. Saul Dibb (winner of an Oscar, BAFTA and Satellite Awards)

Theatre credits:

  • The School for Scandal, dir. Jamie Lloyd for Bath Theatre Royal
  • The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, dir. Jo Davies for the Royal Shakespeare Company

TV credits:

  • Bridgerton (Netflix)
  • Queen Charlotte (Netflix)
  • Debutantes (Apple+ TV)
  • Poldark (BBC)
  • Gunpowder (BBC)
  • Jamaica Inn (BBC)
  • Death Comes to Pemberley (BBC)
  • Sanditon (ITV)
  • The Courtship (Peacock)

Please use the contact form to submit enquiries about TV, film, theatre or other artistic productions.