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      David Heyman

      David Heyman

      Highest Rated: 99% Paddington 2 (2017)

      Lowest Rated: 36% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

      Birthday: Jul 26, 1961

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      Producer David Heyman was raised in the world of the arts. His love of theater led him to the world of movie production, first for major Hollywood studios and later striking out on his own. His love of books and literature led him to emerging British author J. K. Rowling, who had authored a children's fantasy novel that would achieve worldwide fame. In 1997, his production company obtained the movie rights to Rowling's Harry Potter books, leading to eight hugely successful feature films, earning billions at the global box office. In 2013, he reteamed with director Alfonso Cuarón on the science-fiction thriller "Gravity," which was released to commercial and critical acclaim, including seven Academy Awards. Heyman was born in London in 1961 to John Heyman, producer of such films as "The Go-Between" (1970) and "Jesus" (1979), and Norma Heyman, actress and Oscar-nominated producer of "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988) and "Mrs. Henderson Presents" (2005). He attended school at Westminster School, London, and earned an Art History degree from Harvard, then traveled the world. Entering Hollywood in 1984, Heyman paid his dues and rose up the industry ladder: creative director at Warner Brothers; vice president at United Artists. In 1992, he moved to independent production with the acclaimed urban drama "Juice" (1992). Five years later, he returned to London and founded a new production company, Heyman Films. As an independent producer, Heyman discovered an unknown writer named J. K. Rowling. He fell in love with her children's fantasy novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and quickly obtained the rights to adapt Rowling's books to the big screen. With a $2 million investment, Heyman's carefully crafted Harry Potter movies earned over $7 billion in box office revenue. Alfonso Cuarón, who directed the third Potter feature, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004), invited Heyman to produce his science-fiction film "Gravity" (2013). Mixing pioneering special effect technologies and powerful performances from stars Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris, "Gravity" became a blockbuster smash, earning over $700 million at the box office, and was also critically hailed as a masterwork. The film went on to win 6 BAFTA awards, a Golden Globe, and seven Academy Awards. Heyman next produced a TV adaptation of the gothic novel "The Thirteenth Tale" (BBC Two, 2013), followed by a CGI-based screen version of Michael Bond's beloved children's book series "Paddington" (2014) and an adaptation of World War I memoir "Testament of Youth" (2014) starring Alicia Vikander. Vikander also co-starred in period drama "The Light Between Oceans" (2016). The same year, Heyman reunited with Rowling for the prequel film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (2016).

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      HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE, director Chris Columbus, producer David Heyman, 2001, © Warner Brothers FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, from left, screenwriter/producer J.K. Rowling, producer David Heyman, on-set, 2016. ph: Jaap Buitendijk. © Warner Bros. PADDINGTON, from left: producer David Heyman, Nicole Kidman, on set, 2014. ph: Laurie Sparham/©Weinstein Company PADDINGTON, from left: producer David Heyman, Nicole Kidman, on set, 2014. ph: Laurie Sparham/©Weinstein Company PADDINGTON, from left: producer David Heyman, Nicole Kidman, on set, 2014. ph: Laurie Sparham/©Weinstein Company HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, Rupert Grint, producer David Heyman, Emma Watson on set, 2005, (c) Warner Brothers HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, producers David Barron, David Heyman, on set, 2007. ©Warner Bros. David Heyman at arrivals for National Board Of Review Awards Gala 2014, Cipriani 42nd Street, New York, NY January 7, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      82% 91% Wonka Producer $214.5M 2023
      88% 83% Barbie Producer $636.2M 2023
      64% 33% White Noise Producer - 2022
      46% 83% Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Producer $95.8M 2022
      66% 42% The Secret Garden Producer - 2020
      95% 85% Marriage Story Producer - 2019
      86% 70% Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood Producer $142.4M 2019
      36% 53% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Producer $159.4M 2018
      99% 88% Paddington 2 Producer $38.4M 2017
      74% 79% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Producer $234.0M 2016
      62% 61% The Light Between Oceans Producer $12.5M 2016
      84% 78% Testament of Youth Producer $1.8M 2014
      97% 80% Paddington Producer - 2014
      No Score Yet 50% Turks & Caicos Executive Producer - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paddington Producer - 2014
      No Score Yet 49% Salting the Battlefield Executive Producer - 2014
      96% 79% Gravity Producer,
      Executive Producer
      $274.1M 2013
      48% 76% We're the Millers Executive Producer $150.4M 2013
      No Score Yet 61% The Thirteenth Tale Producer - 2013
      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
      66% 55% Is Anybody There? Producer $2.0M 2008
      46% 66% Yes Man Producer $97.7M 2008
      65% 85% The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Producer $9.0M 2008
      68% 68% I Am Legend Producer $256.4M 2007
      78% 81% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Producer $292.0M 2007
      88% 74% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Producer $290.0M 2005
      90% 86% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Producer $249.4M 2004
      82% 80% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Producer $262.0M 2002
      81% 82% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Producer $317.9M 2001
      52% 78% Ravenous Producer $2.1M 1999
      No Score Yet 69% The Stoned Age Producer - 1993
      80% 90% Juice Producer $18.6M 1992

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Paddington Executive Producer 2019-2024
      67% 96% The InBetween Executive Producer 2019 2023
      96% 67% The Capture Executive Producer 2022
      59% 63% Clickbait Executive Producer 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020
      95% 64% The Long Song on Masterpiece Executive Producer 2018
      44% No Score Yet Threshold Executive Producer 2005-2006