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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

Amy

Thats terrible!
Poor guy!
I hope its nothing too serious – I’ve seen things like this go very badly – but then again, I have also seen things be blown way out of proportion.
Prayers to him and his family!!

Posted by Amy on January 30, 2009, 02:12 AM report to moderator
potter2005

The guys name is David Holmes (hes the guy seen in a behind the scenes clip on the GOF extras DVD talking to Dan about a stunt)

I hope he makes a full recovery and my best wishes and thoughts are with him and his family

Posted by potter2005 on January 30, 2009, 04:02 AM report to moderator
hannah

Hi i just read this website. its very very bad news. i hope he gets better soon. and can’t for his last film.

Posted by hannah on January 30, 2009, 04:59 AM report to moderator
DeliaDee

I am truly appalled that Vulcan Potter thinks that it’s “awesome” that a stuntman was injured. Oh yes, ‘a stuntman is paralyzed and they don’t know if he will recover. Cool!’ What an arse you are Vulcan Potter.

Posted by DeliaDee on January 30, 2009, 09:41 AM report to moderator
hpfan

That’s so sad.. I hope he will be ok..

Posted by hpfan on January 30, 2009, 10:05 AM report to moderator
hambro

Yikes. My prayers go to him and his family. Not a good start.

Posted by hambro on January 30, 2009, 11:28 AM report to moderator
hambro

Yikes. My prayers go to him and his family. Not a good start.

Posted by hambro on January 30, 2009, 11:28 AM report to moderator
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I really hope he’s alright, this doesn’t sound good at all

Posted by HarriettPotter on January 30, 2009, 04:05 PM report to moderator
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I really hope he is OK.

Posted by Mapache on January 30, 2009, 08:04 PM report to moderator
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That is terrible news to hear. I do hope he will be alright.

Posted by Twin2 on January 31, 2009, 06:55 PM report to moderator
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aww that’s soo sad poor guy!!

Posted by wrockfangirl *ROAR!* on February 01, 2009, 08:34 PM report to moderator
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Ouch. These movies are so hard to make, and the dangers to cast are so challenging.

Posted by Garden State Geek on February 24, 2009, 12:14 PM report to moderator
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