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Report: Stuntman for Dan Radcliffe Injured on Set of "Deathly Hallows"

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Posted by: sue
January 28, 2009, 07:57 PM

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.

He 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.

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132 Comments

taylor

despite the fact that the stunt dude was legit hurt (dont worry he’ll be paid buckets for it) im really curious trying to guess for what scene he got busted. so its early work? like, without the actors? and its a harry doub. hmmm my initial thought was godrics hollow with bathilda, but since its so early on it may be the 7potters. but i dont think they would have a full scale explosion for the 7 potters, well of course they might, but im thinking the big honking explosion would be for bathilda. any thoughts?

Posted by taylor on January 28, 2009, 08:44 PM report to moderator
mollywobbles23

OMG! When I saw the title on my LJ flist (I have the Leaky feed), I thought he had maybe broken his arm, but he can’t feel his legs? Oh no. D: That’s horrible.

It sounds like the Seven Potters to me.

Posted by mollywobbles23 on January 28, 2009, 08:46 PM report to moderator
mnmshroom

i would think it was the dragon scene because their is an explosion, usually in the duels their isn’t much explosions…………..but i do hope he is ok

Posted by mnmshroom on January 28, 2009, 08:50 PM report to moderator
Fred

Did anyone think to use the spell “Arresto Momentum” while he was falling?
It worked for Dumbledore when Harry fell of his broom during a Quidditch match.

Hopefully Madam Pomfrey will have him up and about in no time.
Our prayers and best wishes will be with him.

Posted by Fred on January 28, 2009, 08:56 PM report to moderator
Lilly-Harry Potter and Criss Angel Fan

Ok, all together now -OMG I HOPE HE’LL BE OK!!

Geeze. Enough of that same line. lol.

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Anyway, WHAT SEEN IS IT? LEAKYCAULDRON PEOPLE, PLEASE TELL US!!!

Posted by Lilly-Harry Potter and Criss Angel Fan on January 28, 2009, 08:58 PM report to moderator
bebe

I can’t believe some of these comments. Totally appalling. Who cares what scene it is? If he can’t walk again, that’s pretty serious.

Posted by bebe on January 28, 2009, 09:02 PM report to moderator
courtney

D:

Posted by courtney on January 28, 2009, 09:04 PM report to moderator
hermione luvr

OMG I hope he is okay!!! My best wishes go to him and his family!!

Posted by hermione luvr on January 28, 2009, 09:13 PM report to moderator
10thWeasley

I hope he’s ok! That sounds horrible!

It could be the scene where Fred (RIP) dies, like the explosion of the wall blows Harry backwards

Posted by 10thWeasley on January 28, 2009, 09:30 PM report to moderator
corkypygmy

holy moley man… poor dude….

Posted by corkypygmy on January 28, 2009, 09:40 PM report to moderator
AJWC1

I really don’t care what scene it is. If someone can’t feel their legs, that’s a really big deal.

I hope he doesn’t have a serious spinal injury or something and that him not being able feel his legs was a temporary situation.

Posted by AJWC1 on January 28, 2009, 09:44 PM report to moderator
Shefali

Oh my God this is so awful!!!!!!!! I hope he feels alright!!!!!!! :( It’s either the 7 potters or bathilda’s house…. there aren’t any explosions when they’re on the dragon.

Posted by Shefali on January 28, 2009, 09:45 PM report to moderator
AJWC1

I see bebe said the same thing. Exactly…

Posted by AJWC1 on January 28, 2009, 09:45 PM report to moderator
Shefali

i agree w/ AJWC1— not feeling your legs after hurting your back is a VERY bad sign.

Posted by Shefali on January 28, 2009, 09:46 PM report to moderator
Charles

That was probably the scene when they’re in Godric’s Hollow and Voldy shows up.

Posted by Charles on January 28, 2009, 09:51 PM report to moderator
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