Norma Heyman (born 1940) is a British film producer and actress. Heyman produced the 1983 independent film, The Honorary Consul in 1983, becoming the first British woman to produce an independent feature film entirely by herself.[1] In 1988, Heyman and producer Hank Moonjean received an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination for their producing the dramatic film, Dangerous Liaisons.[2]

Her film credits also include the 2005 British comedy, Mrs Henderson Presents, which she produced with Bob Hoskins.[1]

Born Norma Pownall, she married British film producer and talent agent John Heyman in 1960.[3] Norma and John had two children, including David Heyman, the founder of Heyday Films and producer of all eight films in the Harry Potter film series.[1][3] John Heyman and Norma Heyman divorced during the 1960s after his affair with actress Joanna Shimkus.[3]

In 2013, she co-produced The Thirteenth Tale with her son David.


  1. ^ a b c MacNab, Geoffrey (2 July 2011). "David Heyman: Man behind the magic". The Independent. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  2. ^ "R.I.P. Hank Moonjean". Deadline Hollywood. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Donovan, Mark (8 March 1980). "If You Missed the Book, Try the Movies; John Heyman Is Filming the Bible". People Magazine. Retrieved 29 October 2012.

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