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David Heyman

David Heyman

David Jonathan Heyman was born on July 26, 1961, in London, England. After graduating from Harvard with an Art History degree, David almost became an art dealer but eventually settled down in the motion picture industry. His film career began as a production assistant on A Passage to India in 1984. Two years later, he became a creative executive at Warner Bros. and shortly thereafter vice president of United Artists. He founded his own production company, Heyday Films, in London in 1997 and is behind such works as I Am Legend (2007), Yes Man (2008), and Gravity (2013). In 2007, David was ranked number 7 on Entertainment Weekly‘s 50 Smartest People in Hollywood list.

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  • Video: Watch the brand new “Paddington” trailer! - With under a month to go until David Heyman's new film, "Paddington", is out in the UK, a new trailer has been released! The trailer shows us more than the previous ones have done, previewing the plot of the film and the adventures that are waiting for Paddington as he arrives in London and with the Brown family.
  • “Paddington” stars gather to preview film! - It's not long until the new "Paddington" film, produced by "Harry Potter" producer David Heyman, is released. In the lead-up to the release, the stars of the film gathered to watch some of the preview footage from the film.
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"Potter" Career

"Potter" Career

David secured the rights to produce the Harry Potter series in 1999 for $2 million and spent the next twelve years working on all eight films, although he “hadn’t a clue that the Potter books would become an international phenomenon.” He is actually featured in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as a moving portrait and remains good friends with director Alfonso Cuarón. He is also confirmed to produce Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. For his work on the series, he won a BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema, an Art Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery, and a CineEurope Award for Producer of the Decade.

Charity Work

Charity Work

David attended J.K. Rowling’s charity fundraiser with his wife in November 2013. The funds went to Lumos, Rowling’s non-profit that aims to end the systematic institutionalization of children in Eastern Europe.

Connect with David Heyman

Connect with David Heyman

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David Heyman
Heyday Films
5 Denmark Street
London, WC2H 8LP
UK

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