Danny Cannon

Director, Screenwriter
With style to burn, this young writer-director made his feature debut in the flashy if ultimately empty gang drama, "The Young Americans" (1993). Featuring a strong cast that included Harvey Kietel and Viggo Mortensen ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1967 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Director (17)

Gotham 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2000 - 2007, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

CSI: Miami 2002 - 2006, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

CSI: New York 2003 - 2006, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

The Lottery 2004 - 2005, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Shameless 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

The Tomorrow People 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Alcatraz 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Nikita 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Eleventh Hour 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Goal! The Dream Begins 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Justice 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Phoenix 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Judge Dredd 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The Young Americans 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Training Day (Tv Show)

Director
Producer (3)

Dark Blue 2008 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Forgotten 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Boston Kickout 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

The Young Americans 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

With style to burn, this young writer-director made his feature debut in the flashy if ultimately empty gang drama, "The Young Americans" (1993). Featuring a strong cast that included Harvey Kietel and Viggo Mortensen, the film boasted a strong visual sensibility that got bogged down by a weak script. American producers were so impressed with the young director that they offered him the chance to make the $70 million actioner "Judge Dredd" (1995). This was a true labor of love for the young filmmaker. A fan of the English comic book since its 1977 inception, Cannon was moved to send a mock up of a film poster for "Dredd" to the comic's publisher in 1987 with his proposed dream cast and crew. He realized his dream--in modified form--with Sylvester Stallone as his hero. Cannon remained loyal to his source material, even framing shots so that they resembled the style of a comic. He also retained the original's high quotient of violence and dark humor.

Relationships

Diane Lane Actor

Companion
Met during filming of "Judge Dredd" (1995) Together from c. 1994 to c. 1996

EDUCATION

National Film and Television School

attended at the suggestion of Alan Parker

Milestones

2006

Directed the British soccer film, "Goal! The Dream Begins"

2000

Directed and produced for the various CSI television series

1998

Directed the sequel "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer"

1995

First Hollywood film, "Judge Dredd"

1993

Feature film debut, as director and screenwriter, "The Young Americans"

1988

Enrolled in the National Film and Television school at the suggestion of English director Alan Parker

1987

Awarded the BBC Young Filmmaker of the Year award for the 40 minute short "Sometimes"

1986

Directed over one dozen shorts and videos by the age of 18 (date approximate)

1984

Began making films at age 16 (date approximate)

Directed the film "Play Dead" while at film school; picked up by the BBC for broadcast (date approximate)

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