Dan spent the early part of his career as a first assistant director working on television dramas and feature films including award-winning productions – ‘Boy A’, ‘The Mark of Cain’, ‘Appropriate Adult’, ‘See No Evil: The Moors Murders’, ‘House of Saddam’, ‘Birdsong’, Lynne Ramsay’s ‘Swimmer’ and Paddy Considine’s ‘Tyrannosaur’.
In 2017 Dan produced ‘A Very English Scandal’, written by Russell T Davies, based on the book by John Preston and directed by Stephen Frears. Hugh Grant stars as British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe who was accused of conspiracy to murder his ex-lover Norman Scott, played by Ben Whishaw.
‘A Very English Scandal’ was received with critical acclaim after transmission on BBC ONE in the UK and Amazon Prime in the US, nominated for twelve BAFTA Television Awards, three Golden Globes and three Critics Choice Awards. Ben Whishaw won a Golden Globe, Emmy, Critics Choice and BAFTA Award for his performance in a Supporting Role. The series also won the Royal Television Society, Broadcasting Press Guild, Broadcast and Sky Arts Southbank Awards for Best Limited/Mini-Series.
In 2019 Dan executive produced ‘Quiz’ alongside Andy Harries and William Village. Written by James Graham, adapted from his Olivier nominated play of the same title, and directed by Stephen Frears; ‘Quiz’ tells the sensational story of an attempted heist on the quiz show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’. Matthew Macfadyen and Sian Clifford star as Charles and Diana Ingram, with Michael Sheen as Chris Tarrant. ‘Quiz’ is a Left Bank Pictures co-production for ITV and AMC.