Charlie Hanson’s work as a producer spans three decades of television drama and comedy. His award-winning work includes BBC Television’s ‘Birds Of A Feather’, Channel 4′s ‘Desmonds’, ‘Chef’, starring Lenny Henry for the BBC, ‘Kelsey Grammer Presents The Sketch Show’ for Fox Television, both Harry Hill and Garth Marenghi for Channel 4, Alistair McGowan’s ‘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 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. He has since produced two series of Extras for HBO/BBC, and won a Golden Globe for the Extras Special Finale. In 2010 he produced ‘Whites’ for BBC2, starring Alan Davies, as well as his second feature, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s movie ‘Cemetery Junction’ for Sony International. In 2011 Charlie produced Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s new HBO/BBC television comedy series ‘Life’s Too Short’ starring Warwick Davis. Charlie then went on to produce two series of Ricky Gervais’s ‘Derek’ for Channel 4 and Netflix.
He is currently co-directing and producing ‘Pompidou’ a new visual comedy written and starring Matt Lucas, which will be on BBC1 and Netflix in 2015.