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Heyday Films Ltd.
FormerlyCherubs Ltd. (1996)
IndustryFilm industry
Founded10 October 1996; 26 years ago (1996-10-10) in London, England
FounderDavid Heyman
Key people
Stephen Herek
David Heyman
ProductsHarry Potter
ServicesFilm production

Heyday Films Ltd. is a British film studio founded in 1996[1] by producer David Heyman[2] in London, England, and currently headquartered in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. The studio made its feature film debut with the production of Ravenous in 1999, and is best known for producing the Harry Potter film series, based on the popular fantasy novels of the same name by author J. K. Rowling.



Year Film Director Screenwriter(s) Distributor(s) Budget Gross
1999 Ravenous Antonia Bird Ted Griffin 20th Century Fox $12 million $2 million
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Chris Columbus Steve Kloves Warner Bros. Pictures $125 million $978 million
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $100 million $879 million
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Alfonso Cuarón $130 million $796.7 million
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Mike Newell $150 million $897 million
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix David Yates Michael Goldenberg $150 million $942 million
I Am Legend Francis Lawrence Mark Protosevich and Akiva Goldsman Warner Bros. Pictures / Roadshow Entertainment $150 million $585.3 million
2008 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Mark Herman Miramax $12.5 million $44 million
Is Anybody There? John Crowley Peter Harness Optimum Releasing $3 million
Yes Man Peyton Reed Nicholas Stoller, Jarrad Paul, and Andrew Mogel Warner Bros. Pictures $70 million $223.2 million
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince David Yates Steve Kloves $250 million $934.4 million
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 $250 million $976.3 million
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $1.342 billion
2013 We're the Millers Rawson Marshall Thurber Bob Fisher, Steve Faber, Sean Anders, and John Morris Warner Bros. Pictures / New Line Cinema $37 million $270 million
Gravity Alfonso Cuarón Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón Warner Bros. Pictures $100 million $723.2 million
The Thirteenth Tale James Kent Christopher Hampton BBC Two
2014 Turks & Caicos David Hare
Salting the Battlefield
Testament of Youth James Kent Juliette Towhidi Lionsgate $10 million $5.3 million
Paddington Paul King Paul King and Hamish McColl StudioCanal $55 million $268 million
2016 The Light Between Oceans Derek Cianfrance Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures $20 million $23.5 million
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them David Yates J. K. Rowling Warner Bros. Pictures $180 million $814 million
2017 Paddington 2 Paul King Paul King and Simon Farnaby StudioCanal $40 million $227 million
2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald David Yates J. K. Rowling Warner Bros. Pictures $200 million $654 million
2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino Sony Pictures Releasing $100 million[3] $366 million
Marriage Story Noah Baumbach Netflix $18 million $2.3 million
2020 The Secret Garden Marc Munden Jack Thorne StudioCanal TBA TBA
2022 Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore David Yates J. K. Rowling and Steve Kloves Warner Bros. Pictures $200 million $405.2 million
White Noise Noah Baumbach Netflix $80 million TBA
2023 Barbie Greta Gerwig Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach Warner Bros. Pictures $100 million TBA
Wonka Paul King Paul King and Simon Farnaby TBA TBA


Heyday have produced a number of television series.[4]

Show First aired Last aired Co-production Network Ref.
Threshold 16 September 2005 1 February 2006 Paramount Television
Phantom Four Films
Braga Productions
The InBetween 29 May 2019 14 August 2019 Universal Television
Look at My New Bag
The Capture 3 September 2019 present BBC Studios
NBCUniversal International Studios
BBC One (UK) Peacock (US)
The Adventures of Paddington 20 December 2019 present StudioCanal
Blue-Zoo Productions
Clickbait 20 August 2021 Matchbox Pictures
Tony Ayres Productions


  1. ^ "HEYDAY FILMS LIMITED". U.K. Companies Legal. Retrieved 31 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Macnab, Geoffrey (1 July 2011). "David Heyman: Man behind the magic". The Independent. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  3. ^ Patten, Dominic (20 November 2017). "Quentin Tarantino's New Film Among 11 Features Awarded Latest CA Tax Credits". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  4. ^ Otterson, Joe (12 January 2018). "NBC Orders Supernatural Drama Pilot From David Heyman's Heyday Television". Variety. Retrieved 11 September 2018.