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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Movies

Credit
67% 44% The Secret Garden Producer - 2020
94% 85% Marriage Story Producer - 2019
85% 70% Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood Producer $142.4M 2019
36% 54% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Producer $159.4M 2018
99% 87% Paddington 2 Producer $38.4M 2017
61% 61% The Light Between Oceans Producer $12.5M 2016
74% 79% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Producer $234M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turks & Caicos Executive Producer - 2014
84% 78% Testament of Youth Producer $1.8M 2014
97% 80% Paddington Producer - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salting the Battlefield Executive Producer - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thirteenth Tale Producer - 2013
48% 72% We're the Millers Executive Producer $150.4M 2013
96% 80% Gravity Producer,
Executive Producer
$274.1M 2013
93% 64% Page Eight Producer - 2011
96% 89% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Producer $381M 2011
77% 85% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Producer $295M 2010
84% 78% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Producer $302M 2009
64% 85% The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Producer $9M 2008
46% 66% Yes Man Producer $97.7M 2008
65% 55% Is Anybody There? Producer $2M 2008
77% 81% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Producer $292M 2007
68% 68% I Am Legend Producer $256.4M 2007
88% 74% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Producer $290M 2005
90% 86% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Producer $249.4M 2004
82% 80% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Producer $262M 2002
81% 82% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Producer $317.6M 2001
49% 78% Ravenous Producer $2.1M 1999
No Score Yet 69% The Stoned Age Producer - 1993

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clickbait Executive Producer 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Paddington Executive Producer 2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020
67% 97% The InBetween Executive Producer 2019
94% 70% The Long Song Executive Producer 2018
44% No Score Yet Threshold Executive Producer 2005-2006

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