Danny Smith is married to Joan and lives in Surrey. They have three children: Rachel and Luke; their eldest daughter Jessica passed away unexpectedly in December 2007, an event he described as ‘traumatic and transforming’.
Academy award winning film maker Scott Hillier nominated Danny for an award for his work with Jubilee Campaign.
Danny, an Anglo Indian, made his career in publishing, media and journalism. With a lifelong interest in music, he has interviewed Little Richard, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, among others.
After Danny led the successful Campaign to Free the Siberian Seven, together with David Alton (an MP in the Liberal Party at the time) and others, he launched Jubilee Campaign in Parliament in 1987. At the forefront of clandestine work in Ceausescu’s Romania, Danny helped Olivia Harrison and the wives of the Beatles to establish the Romanian Angel Appeal in 1989 and served this pioneering work as a trustee.
His mentors include George Verwer, the founder of Operation Mobilisation, and Peter Benenson, the founder of Amnesty International, whose strategic influence shaped Danny’s life’s work and the direction of Jubilee Campaign.
‘Shouting into the Silence’ is Danny’s latest book
and tells the story of Jubilee Campaign.
Foreword by Lord Alton of Liverpool