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      David Barron

      David Barron

      Highest Rated: 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

      Lowest Rated: 21% Terminal (2018)

      Birthday: Oct 10, 1959

      Birthplace: Ipsden, South Oxfordshire, England, UK

      David Barron held so many positions at so many levels in the movie business, he could have probably made a major studio film all by himself. In the initial years of his career he worked as a location manager, a line producer, and an assistant director on films such as the Cambodian holocaust drama "The Killing Fields" (1984) and the cult fairy tale satire "The Princess Bride" (1987). Following these formative experiences, Barron rose to become a full-fledged producer. His first credit in his new position came on the 1995 small-time show business comedy "A Midwinter's Tale," written by, directed, and starring Kenneth Branagh. The two men would combine for Branagh's next two efforts, a pair of Shakespeare adaptations--"Othello" (1995) and "Hamlet" (1996). Early the following decade, Barron won the job of producer for another, very different series: the film adaptations of the mega-popular "Harry Potter" books. Initially, he started as executive producer on a pair of movies in the series, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2002), and "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2005), but soon stepped up to the producer's office. In this role, he helped make the final movies in the chain, including "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (2009).


      HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, producers David Barron, David Heyman, on set, 2007. ©Warner Bros.



      88% 84% Emily Producer $1.1M 2022
      52% 51% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Producer - 2018
      21% 36% Terminal Producer - 2018
      35% 58% The Legend of Tarzan Producer $126.6M 2016
      84% 78% Cinderella Producer $201.2M 2015
      92% 72% Frank Producer $644.9K 2014
      55% 52% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Producer $50.5M 2014
      No Score Yet 49% Salting the Battlefield Executive Producer - 2014
      93% 64% Page Eight Producer - 2011
      96% 89% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Producer $381.0M 2011
      77% 85% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Producer $295.0M 2010
      84% 78% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Producer $302.0M 2009
      78% 81% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Producer $292.0M 2007
      88% 74% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Executive Producer $290.0M 2005
      82% 80% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Executive Producer $262.0M 2002
      63% 58% Possession Executive Producer $10.1M 2002
      No Score Yet 0% It Was an Accident Executive Producer - 2000
      95% 89% Hamlet Producer $4.4M 1996
      81% 88% A Midwinter's Tale Producer $466.8K 1995
      68% 64% Othello Producer $2.2M 1995
      96% 94% The Princess Bride Production Manager $26.9M 1987