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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

PigmyPuffPie

Oh no! hope he’s ok!

Posted by PigmyPuffPie on January 28, 2009, 08:02 PM report to moderator
Alymason

Oooh, poor fellow. I do hope he is okay…it certainly wouldn’t do any good for anyone involved if he is badly hurt.

Posted by Alymason on January 28, 2009, 08:07 PM report to moderator
qwill

Wow, I’m sorry to hear that happened.

Posted by qwill on January 28, 2009, 08:10 PM report to moderator
hpfan101

oh no i really hope he is ok i feel so bad for him!

Posted by hpfan101 on January 28, 2009, 08:10 PM report to moderator
Vulcan Potter

Stuntmen getting injured already? Awesome.

I can’t wait to see the awesome action sequences.

Posted by Vulcan Potter on January 28, 2009, 08:13 PM report to moderator
Anti-WB

Bet WB use this as an excuse to release it 8 months later than planned!!!

I hope hes OK though! Although its all for a good cause…

Posted by Anti-WB on January 28, 2009, 08:14 PM report to moderator
Lorelai

Awwww I hope hes ok!! :(

Posted by Lorelai on January 28, 2009, 08:14 PM report to moderator
Laura

I hope he’s ok! That’s terrible!

Could it be the seven potter’s scene? I’m trying to think of a scene where there flying. That or the dragon is all I’m coming up with.

Posted by Laura on January 28, 2009, 08:17 PM report to moderator
Andrew

lol Anti-WB…
i do hope he’s okay, better now than later….

Posted by Andrew on January 28, 2009, 08:22 PM report to moderator
Rolf

Aaah! I sure hope is okay. I think is could be the seven potters. But it could also be that he tripped on the anamatronic version of crookshanks

Posted by Rolf on January 28, 2009, 08:24 PM report to moderator
Rolf

Oh my gosh. I just actually read the article My sarcasm was defenitly not appropriate. I hope he’s okay! __

Posted by Rolf on January 28, 2009, 08:26 PM report to moderator
Anti-WB

If its the dragon scene then they must be splitting it after that…but its probably the Seven Potters scene…Sirius’ bike!!! :D

Posted by Anti-WB on January 28, 2009, 08:29 PM report to moderator
decarus

Wow, i hope he is okay too. That sounds pretty bad. This film sounds rough.

It could be the exit from bathilda’s house at godric’s hollow. I think that scene sounds amazing in the book. I hope that it goes off well in the film. I hope the guy is able to recover well.

Posted by decarus on January 28, 2009, 08:38 PM report to moderator
Luna

Oh my gosh, I really hope he’ll be alright! I think it’s definitely the seven potters scene. My best wishes to him and his family!

Posted by Luna on January 28, 2009, 08:41 PM report to moderator
Heather

Oh wow. That’s terrible. I feel so bad because he’s not only doing this for money, but also for us.
I bet it’s when they’re disapperating from the Lovegood’s. They’re flying (or at least falling down a story) and there are explosions. That’s the first thing that popped into my head. But it could also be The Seven Potters with Hedwig exploding.

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