Danny Cohen was born in London. He took a social sciences degree at Sheffield Polytechnic and had a long time interest in photography, particularly stills work. He became a photographic technician at Middlesex Polytechnic and then a camera assistant on documentaries, commercials and films for eight years. His first credit as a Director of Photography was for ‘Dead Babies' directed by Bill Marsh. He has collaborated with Shane Meadows on the films ‘Dead Man's Shoes' and 'This is England' and the latter's television spin-off. With Tom Hooper he worked on ‘Longford’, the HBO TV series ‘John Adams’, ‘Les Miserables’, ‘The Danish Girl' gaining an Academy Award nomination for ‘The King's Speech'. Danny shot the highly acclaimed film ‘Room’ directed by Lenny Abrahamson. And has also worked with the director Stephen Frears on several films ’The Program’, ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’, ‘Victoria and Abdul' and the TV series ‘A Very English Scandal’.