Report: Stuntman for Dan Radcliffe Injured on Set of “Deathly Hallows”
Jan 28, 2009
UK tabloid The Mirror is reporting tonight that a stuntman “who doubles for Harry star Daniel Radcliffe,” was injured as part of prep work for filming on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The paper says that the accident with the stuntman happened while “rehearsing a flying sequence using a harness when he was sent
plummeting by the blast, which was part of the stunt. He was conscious
after smashing to the ground but told horrified colleagues: “I can’t
feel my legs.”
The paper continues:
A source said: “The stunt double was badly hurt. He was rehearsing a
flying scene which involved an explosion and it seems to have gone
badly wrong. The guy was rigged up to a harness for the scene and was
flying through the air.It is thought he may have been caught by the explosion and hit the ground very hard.”
UPDATE: The UK Press Association now has more on this incident, with their article stating an “East of England Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed a man in his 20s had been injured on set.
said: “Paramedics were called to Leavesden Studios after a man in his
20s sustained a significant back injury. He was stabilised at the scene
and taken to Watford General Hospital.” Watford General Hospital refused to comment on the man’s condition, but said he had been transferred to another hospital.
The Mirror does contain a quote for a rep from Leavesden studios as follows: “We can confirm a member of the Harry
Potter production was injured in an accident. We are awaiting further
news.Out of respect for the family we are unable to comment further.”
TLC is working to obtain additional information on this matter, and will update when we can.