Justin Pollard was born in Hertfordshire and educated at St. Albans School and Downing College, Cambridge where he was president of the Poohsticks Society.
Justin runs a company called Visual Artefact which provides scripting and historical advice for feature films. His credits include Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Elizabeth’, Joe Wright’s ‘Atonement’, Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides.
In television drama he is the historical consultant for the BBC TV/Showtime series ‘The Tudors’ - which gets him into a lot of trouble with other historians.
Justin has also written nine books, a few articles for magazines like History Today, BBC History Magazine and the Idler and he is currently one of the writers on the BBC panel show QI.
Justin is also one of the founders of the book crowd-funding site Unbound.co.uk.
He lives in Dorset where he grows vegetables and wonders where all the sheep have gone.