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Danny Cannon (born 1968, in Luton, England) is a film and television screenwriter, director and producer.

Cannon began making films at the age of 16 in 1984, and started a youth experimental theatre group at 33 Arts Centre. Using the centre's facilities, he was a very prolific director of video dramas and collaborated with a number of other directors in different roles including cameraman. A major influence was the centre's video maker, Dermot Byrne with whom he worked on a number of projects. It was at 33 that he met the future film composer David Arnold who played in a band that rehearsed there. Cannon convinced Arnold that he could compose soundtracks for his and other people's videos. Arnold's first but not the last soundtrack for Byrne was 'The Undead' written by Keith Moyes.

In 1987 Cannon, then a teenager, entered a competition in the British comic 2000 AD to design a poster for a possible future film of Judge Dredd. His work was published in the comic's "Prog 534" edition. In his poster, a clearly Blade Runner–inspired Cannon imagined that the director of the film would be Ridley Scott, with Harrison Ford starring in the title role and Daryl Hannah co-starring as "PSI Anderson".

By 1987 he was awarded the BBC Young Filmmaker of the Year Award for a 40-minute short called Sometimes. He enrolled at the National Film and Television School in 1988, from which he graduated in 1990.

He wrote and directed Strangers (1990) and The Young Americans (1993), the latter having as its title song, "Play Dead", sung by Icelandic diva Björk. Based on his work on the later gangster film, producers signed him to direct the big-budget, but ultimately poorly received film Judge Dredd (1995), starring Sylvester Stallone. Since then he has also directed Phoenix (1998), and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998). Beginning in 2000, he has directed and produced various CSI television series. In 2005 he directed Goal!. Cannon also plays football regularly with Hollywood United F.C. The team mostly features celebrities and former professional footballers. They do however, occasionally play against professional teams for friendly matches and charity events.

He directed a 2006 CBS television pilot, Capital Law, about a group of legal associates trying to make partner at a powerful Washington, D.C.–based law firm. More recently, Cannon co-created TNT's crime drama series starring Dylan McDermott, called Dark Blue. Cannon also directed the pilot episode for Dark Blue.

In 2010, Cannon joined The CW action series Nikita, as director and executive producer.

In 2011, Cannon executive produced and directed the pilot for the FOX crime/mystery Alcatraz.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Danny Cannon (born 1968, in Luton, England) is a film and television screenwriter, director and producer.

Cannon began making films at the age of 16 in 1984, and started a youth experimental theatre group at 33 Arts Centre. Using the centre's facilities, he was a very prolific director of video dramas and collaborated with a number of other directors in different roles including cameraman. A major influence was the centre's video maker, Dermot Byrne with whom he worked on a number of projects. It was at 33 that he met the future film composer David Arnold who played in a band that rehearsed there. Cannon convinced Arnold that he could compose soundtracks for his and other people's videos. Arnold's first but not the last soundtrack for Byrne was 'The Undead' written by Keith Moyes.

In 1987 Cannon, then a teenager, entered a competition in the British comic 2000 AD to design a poster for a possible future film of Judge Dredd. His work was published in the comic's "Prog 534" edition. In his poster, a clearly Blade Runner–inspired Cannon imagined that the director of the film would be Ridley Scott, with Harrison Ford starring in the title role and Daryl Hannah co-starring as "PSI Anderson".

By 1987 he was awarded the BBC Young Filmmaker of the Year Award for a 40-minute short called Sometimes. He enrolled at the National Film and Television School in 1988, from which he graduated in 1990.

He wrote and directed Strangers (1990) and The Young Americans (1993), the latter having as its title song, "Play Dead", sung by Icelandic diva Björk. Based on his work on the later gangster film, producers signed him to direct the big-budget, but ultimately poorly received film Judge Dredd (1995), starring Sylvester Stallone. Since then he has also directed Phoenix (1998), and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998). Beginning in 2000, he has directed and produced various CSI television series. In 2005 he directed Goal!. Cannon also plays football regularly with Hollywood United F.C. The team mostly features celebrities and former professional footballers. They do however, occasionally play against professional teams for friendly matches and charity events.

He directed a 2006 CBS television pilot, Capital Law, about a group of legal associates trying to make partner at a powerful Washington, D.C.–based law firm. More recently, Cannon co-created TNT's crime drama series starring Dylan McDermott, called Dark Blue. Cannon also directed the pilot episode for Dark Blue.

In 2010, Cannon joined The CW action series Nikita, as director and executive producer.

In 2011, Cannon executive produced and directed the pilot for the FOX crime/mystery Alcatraz.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 25

Birthday 1968-01-01

Place of Birth Luton - England - UK

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Also Known As

  • Дэнни Кэннон

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2019 Metropolis (0 episodes)Director
2019 Pennyworth (2 episodes)Director
2017 Training Day (13 episodes)Director
2014 Gotham (11 episodes)Director
2013 The Tomorrow People (1 episode)Director
2012 Alcatraz (1 episode)Director
2010 Nikita (7 episodes)Director
2010 Miami Medical (1 episode)Director
2009 The Forgotten (1 episode)Director
2009 Dark Blue (7 episodes)Director
2008 Eleventh Hour (3 episodes)Director
2006 Justice (2 episodes)Director
2006 Capitol Law Director
2005 Goal! The Dream Begins Director
2002 Björk: Greatest Hits - Volumen 1993-2003 Director
2002 CSI: Miami (3 episodes)Director
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (26 episodes)Director
1999 Björk: Volumen Director
1998 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Director
1998 Phoenix Director
1995 Judge Dredd Director
1993 The Young Americans Director

Production

2019 Metropolis (0 episodes)Producer
2019 Pennyworth (10 episodes)Executive Producer
2010 Nikita (73 episodes)Producer
2009 The Forgotten (17 episodes)Producer
2009 Dark Blue (20 episodes)Producer
2008 Eleventh Hour (18 episodes)Executive Producer
2004 CSI: NY (157 episodes)Producer
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (317 episodes)Executive Producer
1996 Boston Kickout Executive Producer

Writing

2019 Pennyworth (1 episode)Writer
2014 Gotham (11 episodes)Writer
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (14 episodes)Writer
1998 Phoenix Writer
1993 The Young Americans Writer

Creator

2019 Metropolis Creator
2009 Dark Blue Creator

Acting

1995 Stallone's Law: The Making of 'Judge Dredd' as Himself

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