David Heyman

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David Heyman

English film producer and the founder of Heyday Films add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1961.

Countries: United Kingdom (54%), United States (25%), India (8%)

Main connections: Harry Potter (film series), Emma Watson, Mike Newell (director)

Linked to: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, United Artists, CBS




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David Heyman was born in 1961 add something


He went to school in the United States, earning a degree in Art History from Harvard University in 1983 add something


He got his start in the film industry as a production assistant on David Lean's "A Passage to India" and in 1986, Heyman became a Creative Executive at Warner Brothers add something


In the late 80's, he became Vice President of United Artists and subsequently embarked on an independent producing career with his first film, "Juice" in 1992, followed by the cult "stoner" film "The Stoned Age" and others add something


In 1997, Heyman returned to London and decided that he would focus on film adaptations of books add something


Harry Potter (film series) - Late in 1997, film producer David Heyman's London offices received a copy of the first book in what would become Rowling's series of seven "Harry Potter" novels


He secured the film rights to the "Harry Potter" film series in 1999 and has produced all eight installments in the series add something


Daniel Radcliffe - In 2000 producer David Heyman asked Radcliffe to audition for the role of Harry Potter for the film adaptation of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", the best-selling book by British author J. K. Rowling


Harry Potter (film series) - In 2000, after a seven-month search, lead actor Daniel Radcliffe was discovered by producer David Heyman and writer Steve Kloves seated just behind them in a theatre


In 2005, Heyman was the executive producer of the CBS television series "Threshold", while notable recent productions include the 2007 blockbuster "I Am Legend" with Will Smith, holocaust drama "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" starring David Thewlis and "Yes Man" starring Jim Carrey add something


Paddington (film) - The film was first announced in 2007 with David Heyman producing and Hamish McColl writing the screenplay


In 2011, Heyman received the award of Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema for the "Harry Potter" series at the BAFTA's British Academy Film awards add something


J. K. Rowling - Rowling, producers David Heyman and David Barron, along with directors David Yates, Mike Newell and Alfonso Cuaron collected the Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema at the 2011 British Academy Film Awards in honour of the Harry Potter film franchise.


Mike Newell (director) - In February 2011, Newell attended the British Academy Film *awards along with "Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling, David Heyman, David Barron, David Yates, Alfonso CuarĂ³n, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson to collect the Michael Balcon *award for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema on behalf of the "Harry Potter" film series


The Light Between Oceans (film) - DreamWorks acquired the rights on November 27, 2012, with David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford producing


In June 2013 Heyman is set to produce the fantasy film franchise "Queen of the Tearling", he is teaming-up with Emma Watson to star lead in the film as "Kelsea Glynn" add something


Emma Watson - In June 2013, Watson is again teaming-up with producer David Heyman for her next film "Queen of the Tearling", she will lead the film as "Kelsea Glynn" and executive producer


The film is an adaptation of an upcoming 2014 book of same name written by "Erika Johansen" add something


Paddington (film) - "'Paddington"' is a 2014 British comedy film, directed by Paul King, written by King and Hamish McColl, and produced by David Heyman


It was announced in 2016 that Heyman is partnering with China's Alibaba to produce a movie about Warrior Cats, feral cats who have a complex social hierarchy and take residence in a forest add something


The release date for the film is yet to be announced, though it is hinted on the back of an Italian version of "Starlight", a book in the second series of "Warriors," that it could be released in 2018 add something