Danny Cannon is the executive producer and director of PENNYWORTH.
Danny Cannon serves as executive producer/director for the drama Pennyworth. Based on the DC characters, Pennyworth follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who is not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.
Prior to Pennyworth, Cannon was most recently was the executive producer of the Warner Bros. Television drama Gotham, which concludes its five-season run in 2019. He previously was an executive producer on The Tomorrow People, The Lottery and Nikita, and a co-creator and executive producer of Dark Blue.
Perhaps best known for directing the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation pilot, Cannon remained with the series as a producer and writer, and subsequently worked on the pilots both for CSI: Miami and CSI: NY. Additionally, he executive produced and directed the Jerry Bruckheimer Television series Eleventh Hour and The Forgotten.
Cannon grew up in North London and began his career as a theater actor. While working with a small repertory company, he directed several short films featuring his fellow actors. Acclaimed film director Alan Parker saw Cannon’s work and championed the young director (who was then just 19 years old) in BBC Showreel, an annually televised competition. After Cannon took first prize, Parker persuaded him to enroll at the prestigious National Film and TV School.
As a film director, Cannon’s credits include The Young Americans, starring Harvey Keitel and Viggo Mortensen; Judge Dredd, starring Sylvester Stallone; Phoenix, starring Ray Liotta, Angelica Huston and Giovanni Ribisi; and Goal!, starring Kuno Becker and Anna Friel. He also has directed a number of commercials and music videos.
Cannon currently resides in Los Angeles.