Harry Potter Set at Leavesden Open Again After Stunt Accident


Feb 06, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The set where the Harry Potter films are made at Leavesden Studios in London, England has now reopened following an investigation into an accident involving a stuntman preparing for work on the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As we reported previously, this accident took place January 28 when stuntman David Holmes fell while testing an aerial stunt for the film, seriously injuring his back. The set was closely temporarily as investigators looked into the matter, but now the set is back in business as main filming on Potter seven is due to begin later this month. UK Channel 4 reports:

A Health and Safety Executive spokesman said: “We have carried out a
site visit and the set has now reopened. The investigation is ongoing.”

The station also reports that Mr. Holmes remains in the “Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, in Stanmore, north west London. In addition, an online group has been set up by family and friends, with “160 get well messages have been posted on a Facebook page set up
by Mr Holmes’s brother Adam. The group David’s Get Well Wishes has more
than 480 members.”

Principal photography is due to start on the 15th of this month for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with part one to be released November of 2010, and part two in May 2011.

49 Responses to Harry Potter Set at Leavesden Open Again After Stunt Accident

Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: Oh, that's good! I'm relieved. And I'm also glad filming's starting cos I can't wait for all the movies! btw, first?Avatar Imageilovefeltbeats says: 2nd comment!!! Poor Guy!Avatar ImageChantyBabez says: I'm goin to join :D Thanks Leaky :D xxxAvatar Imagepadfoot84sb says: i hope he will be ok!Avatar Imageautumninbethany says: 5th haha :) Yes get well soon and can't wait for the new movies ! The very last HP related thing I have left to look foward to xAvatar Imagesquibcloakmaker says: I do hope the guy will be okay.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I hope he is able to make as full a recovery as is possible!Avatar ImageZivlok says: I hope that find out exactly what went wrong, so that this doesn't happen again.Avatar Imagescarletti1 says: I agree Dawlish. This was terrible; I hope everything is solved soon. I think I'm going to join that facebook group, or do something. I feel bad not doing something. Thanks Leaky!Avatar ImageMagicDucks says: I hope he recovers soon and they fix whatever went wrong. Avatar Imagesessionka says: I will say a prayer for his swift recovery!!!Avatar Imageemmalily says: I hope he'll get well! Good luck!Avatar ImageMuggleQueen says: I am still hoping he will make a speedy recovery.... I wish we had some more updates on his condition though. Anyway, I guess it's good that filming hasn't been delayed.Avatar Imagespiritbound says: I really hope he gets better soon. Woop to filming :D Avatar Imagebookmonster79 says: Ah. The show must go on. This was a terrible accident and we all hope that Mr. Holmes makes a speedy recovery. For those of you who don't have a facebook, I formed a MyLeaky Group called Well Wishes for David Holmes here on Leaky that you can join as well. Avatar Imageathena024 says: Good to hear it's open again. I still feel terrible for that young man. I wish him a speedy recovery!Avatar Imagevicky granger says: I'm glad the set is open again! I hope he'll be better soon, best wishes to him and his family.Avatar ImageElinJ says: I hope we´ll be hearing some good news about Mr Holmes recovery soon.Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: I hope he gets better. I have mixed feeling with the start up of filming the FINAL movie. I can't wait to see it yet I sad they are almost over!Avatar ImageRachael says: too bad about the accident, good that they are open againAvatar ImageMissHagrid says: Continued prayers go up for David's recovery.Avatar Imageizziewitch says: thanks bookmonster79, great idea. I hope he makes a full recovery.Avatar Imageizziewitch says: thanks bookmonster79, great idea. I hope he makes a full recovery.Avatar ImageNoella_Mansrot says: Thanks for keeping us updated, Leaky. I think I'll join that Get Well Wishes group. It doesn't seem like much, but maybe it will give the family hope.Avatar ImageDolemite says: Once again I hope everyone stays safe.Avatar Imagemomentofzen says: Let's hope he makes a full and speedy recovery. On another note, SQUEE at principle filming starting.Avatar Image.bother says: Good luck with the recoveryAvatar Image.bother says: Good luck with the recoveryAvatar ImageHermione_19 says: I'm glad the kids alright. I'm looking forward to seeing the 6th Harry Potter movie as well as the final Harry Potter movie as well.Avatar ImageFelipe_Q says: I'm glad that the situation is progressing, and that the film is going through, but I am really hoping and praying that the stunt man is recovering soon!! Get well soon!!!!Avatar Imagetinagin says: Good news. I hope he gets well. Avatar ImageDeliaDee says: Hopefully we will receive good news about Mr. Holmes' recovery very soon. Get well soon David. We're all rooting for you.Avatar Imagemaddypuff says: Thats terrible news about the accident D: I hope he makes a full recovery.Avatar ImageKay says: Would the investigation potentially interfere with the filming if its still ongoing? I hope not! We don't want these movies delayed too!Avatar ImageKay says: Would the investigation potentially interfere with the filming if its still ongoing? I hope not! We don't want these movies delayed too!Avatar Imagefreetheelves says: Well, the investigation has all ready been completed, as far as I understand from the other news story posted today. It doesn't look like it will delay the movies, they did it fairly quickly. I would like to say, though, if it did delay the movie, it would be for Mr. Holmes sake as well as to ensure the safety of all other actors and stuntmen, so I wouldn't be complaining.Avatar ImageJaJaRavenclaw says: Alot-th! -shakes head- It's good that he has supporters--although, he's connected to Harry Potter, he probably even has fans. :) All joking aside, I was kind of horrified when this happened and I'm glad things are getting back to normal. I'm sure it was just a freak accident. He'll get better. Orlando Bloom was once told he might not be able to walk again, and he lived to slay orcs and sail the high seas. :) David Holmes will be alright.Avatar Imagechoirgeek says: I'm happy to hear that the set has been reopened, but I really hope that David recovers... I can't imagine what his family must be going through :/Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: That's good news all around!Avatar Imageugurbocegi says: Good news and I already joined the group. :-)Avatar Imagearyell says: I really hope he gets better. He's so young!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: I hope he'll be fine soon, and I also hope that no more accident happens... Avatar ImageLilly-Angel1 says: Yay! I hope he gets better soon. But why did he say he could not feel his legs, but then it says he broke his back???Avatar Imagethereshegoes says: I am glad they have started and I hope the stuntman makes a good recovery. I also hope the crew have done several security checks so that it doesn't happen again :)Avatar Imagewizardlibrarian says: Best wishes for a speedy recoveryAvatar Imagekiwimci says: I joined the facebook group, hopefully he'll be back on his feet in no timeAvatar ImageSophie Treklemmer says: I hope Mr. Holmes makes a full recovery! Avatar Imagecamsammom1 says: I hope nothing else happens. It it very sad to hear about a member of the Harry Potter family getting hurt.Avatar ImageSabrinaDrolet14 says: Get Well Soon!! <3

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