Friday, January 30, 2009

Injured Harry Potter actor David Holmes (Update)

David Holmes, aged 25, born in Southend, remained conscious but told crew members: ‘I can’t feel my legs.’ He was taken to hospital as fears grew that he had suffered a paralysing back injury.

According to channel 4, 'the family of a stuntman injured on the set of the latest Harry Potter film said they are "trusting in the expertise" of the medical team caring for him in hospital.
Warner Bros said he was not a member of the cast, and did not comment further "out of respect for his family".

In an article in dailymail, Mr Holmes is featured on the DVD bonus features for Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire. Radcliffe is shown asking him for advice before he shoots a scene where he has to slide off a roof.

Holmes, who is wearing Harry Potter glasses and a brown wig for the scene, reassures the actor and gives him a pat on the arm.

Radcliffe, 19, has spoken about the stunts which Mr Holmes is required to perform. ‘I do the majority of the stunts but there are some where it’s too high a risk,’ he said.

Accident scene: Leavesden Studios, near Watford, where the stuntman was filming for the latest Harry Potter film when he was injured in an explosion on set.

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