Charlie Hanson

Producer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Nick Hitchcock

Film, TV & Theatre

Charlie Hanson's work as a director and producer spans over two decades of television drama and comedy. His award-winning work includes DESMONDS, CHEF, GARTH MARENGHI, THE BIG IMPRESSION, THE SKETCH SHOW, and WHITES.

In 2003 he produced his first feature film, Amma Asante's BAFTA award-winning A WAY OF LIFE. The film, which had its world premiere at The Toronto Film Festival, was released in the UK in October 2004 to critical acclaim, garnering 12 international awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film, and the International Critics' Prize at the Miami International Film Festival in 2005, and four BAFTA Cymru awards. In 2010 he produced his second feature, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's CEMETERY JUNCTION for Sony International.

His TV work over the last decade includes two series of the hit show EXTRAS for HBO/BBC, along with an EXTRAS Special Finale which won him a Golden Globe. In 2011 he produced Gervais and Merchant’s new HBO/BBC series LIFE'S TOO SHORT starring Warwick Davis and a host of guest stars, which was followed by a LIFE'S TOO SHORT SPECIAL. In 2012 he produced series 1 of DEREK, written and directed by Ricky Gervais for Channel 4 and Netflix. This was subsequently followed by a 2nd series, with the show concluding its run with a 2014 Christmas Special finale. He also produced and directed on Matt Lucas' 2015 comedy series POMPIDOU for the BBC.

Most recently, Charlie has worked on shows including LIFE ON THE ROAD for BBC/eOne, which follows Ricky Gervais' infamous David Brent character as he goes on tour with his band Forgone Conclusion in search of musical fame and glory. He is currently producing Amma Asante's new feature WHERE HANDS TOUCH, as well as Idris Elba's IN THE LONG RUN.

In Development

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IN THE LONG RUN

2017

Green Door/Sprout/Sky1

- 80's set comedy series based on the childhood experiences of Idris Elba

WHERE HANDS TOUCH

2017

Tantrum Films/Pinewood Pictures

- Amma Asante writing and directing
- Protagonist handling sales

Film

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LIFE ON THE ROAD

2016

Derek Productions/BBC Films

- Written, directed and starring Ricky Gervais

CEMETERY JUNCTION

2010

Colombia/Sony

Producer, feature film, written and directed by Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant

A WAY OF LIFE

2004

Tantrum Films/AWOL

Producer, feature film, written and directed by Amma Asante

Television

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POMPIDOU

2015

John Stanley Productions/BBC2

- Co-Director & Producer
- 6x30' comedy series
- Starring Matt Lucas

DEREK (Christmas Special)

2014

Derek Productions/C4

Producer

DEREK (Series 2)

2014

Derek Productions/C4

Producer

DEREK (Series 1)

2013

Derek Production

Producer

GITTINS (4Funnies)

2012

C4/Eyeworks

Producer on 1x30' ep

LIFE'S TOO SHORT

2011

BBC/HBO/Backlash Productins

Producer

LITTLE CRACKERS (The Norris McWhirter Chronicles)

2010

Sky

Producer on 1x15'

PETE & DUD: THE LOST SKETCHES

2010

BBC/Billy Marsh Productions

Producer on 60' TV film starring Jonathan Ross & Stephen Fry

STANLEY PARK

2010

BBC/6 Degree Media

Producer, 30' TV drama

REGGIE PERRIN (Series 1)

2010

BBC/Objective

Produced the first of this series starring Martin Clunes

PARENTS OF THE BAND

2010

BBC/Serious Comedy

Producer

EXTRAS (Christmas Special)

2007

BBC/HBO

Producer

THE ARMSTRONG & MILLER SHOW (Series 1)

2007

Hat Trick

Co-producer

NOT GOING OUT (Series 2)

2007

BBC/Avalon

Producer

YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS

2007

BBC/Avalon

Producer on 90' TV Film

SNUFF BOX

2006

BBC

Producer, starring Matt Berry

EXTRAS (Series 2)

2006

BBC/HBO

Producer

EXTRAS (Series 1)

2005

BBC/HBO

Producer

THE SKETCH SHOW (Series 2)

2004

Avalon/Baby Cow

Producer

GARTH MARENGHI'S DARKPLACE

2004

C4/Avalon

Producer, starring Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry & Alice Lowe

BELIEVE NOTHING

2002

ITV/Alomo

Producer, starring Rik Mayall

Documentaries

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THE MAKING OF LIFE'S TOO SHORT

2011

BBC/HBO/Backlash Productins

Producer on feature length TV doc