Cannon, who grew up in Luton, began his career as a theatre actor. While working with a small repertory company, he directed several short films featuring his fellow actors. Acclaimed film director Alan Parker saw Cannon's work and championed the young director (he was just 19) in BBC Showreel, an annually televised competition. After Cannon took first prize, Parker persuaded him to enroll at the prestigious National Film and TV School.
In addition to The Young Americans, starring Harvey Keitel and Viggo Mortensen, Cannon has also directed Judge Dredd, starring Sylvester Stallone, Phoenix, starring Ray Liotta, Anjelica Huston, and Giovanni Ribisi, and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. Cannon has also directed a number of commercials and music videos.
After directing the pilot for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, he stayed on as a producer and writer, going on to do pilots for both CSI: Miami and CSI: New York. In four years CSI has grown into the most successful television franchise ever and has garnered 3 Emmy and 3 Golden Globe nominations and won 3 People's Choice Awards.
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