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Harry Potter Set at Leavesden Open Again After Stunt Accident

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Posted by: sue
February 06, 2009, 12:03 PM

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.

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3987 Points

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?

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on February 06, 2009, 12:08 PM report to moderator
1761 Points

2nd comment!!! Poor Guy!

Posted by JustZoe »ROAR« on February 06, 2009, 12:25 PM report to moderator
1630 Points

I’m goin to join :D Thanks Leaky :D xxx

Posted by ChantyBabez on February 06, 2009, 12:45 PM report to moderator
177 Points

i hope he will be ok!

Posted by padfoot84sb on February 06, 2009, 12:48 PM report to moderator
366 Points

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

Posted by Emily McKenzie [FTC] on February 06, 2009, 12:57 PM report to moderator
690 Points

I do hope the guy will be okay.

Posted by carebie on February 06, 2009, 12:58 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

I hope he is able to make as full a recovery as is possible!

Posted by Kirk on February 06, 2009, 01:01 PM report to moderator
1013 Points

I hope that find out exactly what went wrong, so that this doesn’t happen again.

Posted by Dawlish and the Archies {WBM!} on February 06, 2009, 01:04 PM report to moderator
1265 Points

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!

Posted by scarletti1 on February 06, 2009, 01:24 PM report to moderator
726 Points

I hope he recovers soon and they fix whatever went wrong.

Posted by MagicDucks [ROAR!] on February 06, 2009, 01:38 PM report to moderator
924 Points

I will say a prayer for his swift recovery!!!

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on February 06, 2009, 01:48 PM report to moderator
3348 Points

I hope he’ll get well! Good luck!

Posted by Emma Lily [Kiwi] *WBM* on February 06, 2009, 01:53 PM report to moderator
1290 Points

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.

Posted by MuggleQueen on February 06, 2009, 01:56 PM report to moderator
397 Points

I really hope he gets better soon.
Woop to filming :D

Posted by spiritbound on February 06, 2009, 02:03 PM report to moderator
1591 Points

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.

Posted by bookmonster79 on February 06, 2009, 02:06 PM report to moderator
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