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, and Idris Elba's IN THE LONG RUN for Sky1. Amma Asante's new feature WHERE HANDS TOUCH, which Charlie produced, will receive its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival later this year.  

In Development

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AFTER LIFE

2019

Netflix

New comedy series by Ricky Gervais

Film

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WHERE HANDS TOUCH

2018

Tantrum Films/Pinewood Pictures

Written and directed by Amma Asante. WHERE HANDS TOUCH will have its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

LIFE ON THE ROAD

2016

Derek Productions/BBC Films

Written, directed and starring Ricky Gervais

CEMETERY JUNCTION

2010

Colombia/Sony

Written and directed by Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant.

A WAY OF LIFE

2004

Tantrum Films/AWOL

Written and directed by Amma Asante

Television

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IN THE LONG RUN

2018

Green Door/Sprout/Sky1

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

POMPIDOU

2015

John Stanley Productions/BBC2

Starring Matt Lucas

DEREK (Christmas Special)

2014

Derek Productions/C4

DEREK (Series 2)

2014

Derek Productions/C4

DEREK (Series 1)

2013

Derek Production

GITTINS (4Funnies)

2012

C4/Eyeworks

LIFE'S TOO SHORT

2011

BBC/HBO/Backlash Productins

LITTLE CRACKERS (The Norris McWhirter Chronicles)

2010

Sky

PETE & DUD: THE LOST SKETCHES

2010

BBC/Billy Marsh Productions

Starring Jonathan Ross & Stephen Fry

STANLEY PARK

2010

BBC/6 Degree Media

REGGIE PERRIN (Series 1)

2010

BBC/Objective

Starring Martin Clunes

PARENTS OF THE BAND

2010

BBC/Serious Comedy

EXTRAS (Christmas Special)

2007

BBC/HBO

THE ARMSTRONG & MILLER SHOW (Series 1)

2007

Hat Trick

NOT GOING OUT (Series 2)

2007

BBC/Avalon

YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS

2007

BBC/Avalon

SNUFF BOX

2006

BBC

Starring Matt Berry

EXTRAS (Series 2)

2006

BBC/HBO

EXTRAS (Series 1)

2005

BBC/HBO

THE SKETCH SHOW (Series 2)

2004

Avalon/Baby Cow

GARTH MARENGHI'S DARKPLACE

2004

C4/Avalon

Starring Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry & Alice Lowe

BELIEVE NOTHING

2002

ITV/Alomo

Starring Rik Mayall

Documentaries

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THE MAKING OF LIFE'S TOO SHORT

2011

BBC/HBO/Backlash Productins