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David Heyman
Biographical information
Born

1961

Nationality

British

Gender

Male

Height

5'9" (1.75m)

Career
In Harry Potter

Producer

David Heyman is a British film producer and who has done many films, he founded the company, Heyday Films.

Biography

Early Life

Heyman was born in London, England in 1961. Heyman went to school in the United States, earning a degree in Art History from Harvard University in 1983.

Career

David Heyman first worked in the film industry as a production assistant, before producing his first film, Juice, in 1992, followed by the cult "stoner" film The Stoned Age (1994).

Heyman enjoyed some success as an executive in America before returning to London to found his own production company, Heyday Films, in 1997. He has since produced a number of notable films, the best known of which are the Harry Potter film adaptations, beginning with the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and ending with the film adaptations of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2011. In 2005, Heyman was the executive producer of the CBS television series Threshold. He has also produced the 2007 blockbuster I Am Legend with Will Smith, the Holocaust drama The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas starring David Thewlis, Yes Man starring Jim Carrey, and produced the John Crowley movie Is Anybody There? starring Michael Caine.

Heyman is the son of John Heyman, producer of films such as The Go-Between and Jesus, and Norma Heyman, producer of Dangerous Liaisons and Mrs Henderson Presents. Heyman is married to an interior designer, Rose Uniacke.

Notable Awards and Nominations

Awards

Nominations

David Heyman Quest of Sir Cadogan

Heyman at his cameo appearance during the Quest of Sir Cadogan.

Behind the scenes

In 2012, Heyman stated regarding the visual effects of the earlier Harry Potter films: "I look at some of the first film [made in 2001] and want to cringe." He also was shocked by some of the early-marketing efforts, including Harry Potter-themed toilet paper, but was impressed when Warner Bros. reined it in.[1]

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