David Barron is an English film producer who was involved with the production of six out of eight Harry Potter films. David has had different roles in the film industry such as location manager, assistant director, production manager, and production supervisor. David began his career with commercials before moving on to producing television and film.
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David began working with the Harry Potter cast as a part of the crew when he served as executive producer of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). David then became the producer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011).
In 1991, David was appointed by George Lucas to be the executive producer of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. The following year, David served as the line producer in the popular holiday film, The Muppet Christmas Carol, starring Michael Caine. David also produced Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), as well as Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Cinderella. This is not the first time that David has worked with Branagh. David joined Branagh’s production team in 1993 as an associate producer and unit production manager and they also both worked on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, with David producing and Branagh portraying Professor Gilderoy Lockhart.