Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is working on a documentary about his childhood stunt double, David Holmes.
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During the filming of the Harry Potter film series, Daniel Radcliffe (who played Harry Potter) had a stunt double to perform many of the stunts in the film. David Holmes joined the films during the very first movie of the series and remained Daniel’s stunt double until one of the last movies of the series.
While Daniel and David were filming Part 1 of The Deathly Hallows in 2009, an accident occurred that caused David to hit a wall with far more force than intended. He fractured his neck and was ultimately paralyzed.
David and Daniel are using their platforms to raise awareness for the dangerous work that stuntmen perform.
Daniel has shared that “there’s a myth around stuntmen, that they are just superhuman in some way.”
The film has garnered significant support since it was announced last week. Fans of the franchise had no idea that this incident occurred and are eager to support the film.
“Wow. That should have never happened. so glad he is using his platform to bring awareness and hopefully change,” said one commenter, hopeful for more safety in the industry.
“This just proves even more why I just love him as a human. And I am glad that he is helping him bring awareness,” said another fan.
Actors and stuntmen alike put themselves in difficult situations every day to entertain and empower fans. Take some time to read up on this duo. They even have a podcast together!
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*While the attached video cites that the accident occurred during Part 2, sources have confirmed that the accident occurred during Part 1 of the Deathly Hallows.
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