David Barron is an English film producer who was involved with the production of six out of eight Harry Potter films. Barron has had different roles in the film industry such as location manager, assistant director, production manager, and production supervisor. Barron began his career with commercials before moving on to producing television and film.
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Barron 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). Barron 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, Barron was appointed by George Lucas to be the executive producer of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. The following year, Barron served as the line producer in the popular holiday film, The Muppet Christmas Carol, starring Michael Caine. Barron also produced Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), as well as Kenneth Brannagh’s adaptation of Cinderella. This is not the first time that Barron has worked with Kenneth. Barron joined Kenneth’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 Barron producing and Kenneth portraying Professor Gilderoy Lockhart.