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BIOGRAPHY

DANNY CANNON

Danny Cannon was born and raised in Luton, England. He is a Film/TV executive producer, director and writer. He is

widely known for executive producing the groundbreaking television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and for directing the pilot episode of what would become a 15-season, multi-series spinoff ,billion dollar franchise success.

A rarity in the entertainment industry, Danny is one of few TV pilot directors to also work as a key writer. He has directed 15 television pilots, 12 of which have been ordered to series, including: Gotham (FOX), Nikita (CW), Training Day (CBS), Dark Blue (TNT), Pennyworth (Epix), The Forgotten (ABC), The Tomorrow People (CW), and The Eleventh Hour (CBS). 

Danny began making films as a teenager, which led to him win the BBC Young Filmmaker of the Year Award. He attended the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield, England and soon after graduation made his debut feature film The Young Americans followed by the big-budget Sylvester Stallone action film Judge Dredd, and the teen cult classic I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.

 

Cannon's soiree into Primetime Television came when Jerry Bruckheimer hired him to direct the pilot episode of CSI. Cannon wrote and directed multiple episodes of the show and subsequently he went on to direct the pilot of CSI: Miami. He simultaneously executive produced all three CSI series's and at one time had five TV series on air that he was credited for executive producing.

His next big hit was FOX’s Gotham, which he wrote, directed and executive produced for its five season duration. In 2014, the show won the Critics Choice Award for 'Most Exciting New Series', and received multiple Emmy nominations during its run, including 1 win.

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ACCOLADES

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2017 PRIMETIME EMMY AWARD
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

Gotham

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2014 CRITICS CHOICE AWARD
MOST EXCITING NEW SERIES

Gotham

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2006 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
FAVORITE TELEVISION DRAMA

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

2005 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
FAVORITE TELEVISION DRAMA

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

2004 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
FAVORITE TELEVISION DRAMA

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

2003 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
FAVORITE TELEVISION DRAMA

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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2005 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS AWARD
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

2004 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS AWARD
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

2004 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS AWARD
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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2003 SATURN AWARD
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2006 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS AWARD
ADDRIAN
April 2023
SALVATION
August 2023
September 2023
January 2023

FILM FESTIVAL

2023

BEST DIRECTOR

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FILM FESTIVAL

2023

BEST SCRIPT

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FILM FESTIVAL

2023

BEST FILM

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