Danny has worked in the Film Industry for twenty years, beginning his career as an assistant to director Guy Ritchie. He quickly became adept in production management and moved rapidly up to producing music videos for Barry Maguire. In the mid nineties, Danny became co-founding partner and managing director of Chrome Productions, a hothouse of music video creation where he represented the directors Alex De Rakoff (The Calcium Kid, Grand Theft Auto), Gerald McMorrow and Barry Maguire.
From Chrome he worked as a freelance producer for a number of years with Bullet, Dreamchaser and Oil Factory Productions, handling a budget total in the millions, and creating ground-breaking work for artists such as Ziggy Marley, UB40, The Gypsy Kings and Suede.
In 2005, Danny started his own Film Production Company, 4DH Films, in memory of his late Father David Hansford. Later that year, Danny secured the film rights to the life story of Charles Bronson, Britain’s most notorious prisoner, casting Tom Hardy in the lead role and Nicholas Winding Refn as Director.
Released in 2008, Bronson won the 2009 Sydney Film Festival, Danny was nominated at the British Independent Film Awards for ‘Best Achievement in Production’ and Tom Hardy won the ‘Best Performance’ award at the same event.
Danny then secured the rights to the life story of Valerio Viccei based on Valerio’s autobiography, ‘Live by the Gun, Die by the Gun’. After working together on Bronson, Danny hired one of Hollywood’s most sought-after screenwriters Kelly Marcel to write the screenplay, and teamed up top London Media Lawyer, Laurence Brown, as his fellow producer. Danny also has a further film, Don Don in development, based on the novel of the same name written by Nick Taussig. Further details of Danny’s current projects are listed on this site.