Report: Stuntman for Dan Radcliffe Injured on Set of "Deathly Hallows"
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
Ok, all together now -OMG I HOPE HE’LL BE OK!!
Geeze. Enough of that same line. lol.
Anyway, WHAT SEEN IS IT? LEAKYCAULDRON PEOPLE, PLEASE TELL US!!!
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.
OMG I hope he is okay!!! My best wishes go to him and his family!!
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
holy moley man… poor dude….
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.
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.
I see bebe said the same thing. Exactly…
i agree w/ AJWC1— not feeling your legs after hurting your back is a VERY bad sign.
That was probably the scene when they’re in Godric’s Hollow and Voldy shows up.