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Charlie Hanson is a British producer and director. His award-winning work includes television shows such as Desmond's, Chef!, The Big Impression, The Sketch Show and Whites, and the 2003 feature film A Way of Life.
Hanson's work as a producer spans more than two decades of television drama and comedy. His work includes BBC Television's This Morning with Richard Not Judy, Birds of a Feather, Channel 4's Desmond's, Chef!, starring Lenny Henry for the BBC, Kelsey Grammer Presents The Sketch Show for Fox Television, both The Harry Hill Show and an episode of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace for Channel 4, Alistair McGowan's The Big Impression, winner of the BAFTA award for Best Comedy Programme in 2003, and ITV's The Sketch Show, winner of the BAFTA award for Best Comedy Programme in 2002.
In 2003 Hanson 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, 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.
He has since produced two series of Extras for BBC/HBO, and in 2008 won a Golden Globe for the Extras Special TV Movie. Most recently he has produced the new Reggie Perrin on BBC1, and Whites for BBC2, starring Alan Davies. He has produced the Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant movie Cemetery Junction for Sony International, released on 14 April 2010.
In 2011, Hanson produced Gervais and Merchant's new series, Life's Too Short and in 2012, Gervais' Channel 4 comedy-drama pilot Derek. Hanson also worked on the Matt Lucas BBC2 television series Pompidou, which aired in early 2015. From 2019 Hanson went on to produce After Life (TV_series) for Gervais.
- Charlie Hanson at United Agents.
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