Daniel Radcliffe’s “Harry Potter” double tells about an accident that occurred on set that left him paralyzed

Daniel Radcliffe’s “Harry Potter” double tells about an accident that occurred on set that left him paralyzed

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The boy whose story is being told.

David Holmes, Daniel Radcliffe’s stunt double in Harry Potter, talks about the on-set incident that changed his life forever.

Holmes (42 years old) contributed to making Radcliffe’s character Potter fly in all eight films that achieved great success until he was involved in an accident on the set of the movie “Deathly Hallows: Part One” in 2010, which led to him being paralyzed.

A trailer released Wednesday for the HBO documentary “David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived” presents Holmes as a teenage gymnast who has “no concept of fear,” according to his parents, and who gets “the best job in the world” as Radcliffe’s stunt double. -in.

Radcliffe added that Holmes “seemed like a cool older brother” while filming films throughout his adolescence.

“David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived” premieres on HBO on November 15.
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But that all changed when Holmes was involved in a stunt gone wrong that led to him instantly breaking his neck and spending six months in the hospital.

“This terrible thing happened to Dave, but I don’t want to talk as if his life was a tragedy,” Radcliffe says in the trailer. “The way his life has impacted the lives of the people around him means it is beyond what we could have ever imagined.”

A crew member in the trailer described the incident as “the worst day in filmmaking ever.”

Daniel Radcliffe (left) and David Holmes pictured in one of the “Harry Potter” films.
HBO
Radcliffe described Holmes as a “big brother.”
HBO

“As Daniel and (David’s) closest stunt colleagues rally to support David and his family in their moment of need, it is David’s extraordinary spirit of resilience that becomes their greatest source of strength and inspiration,” reads the synopsis of the documentary, which is a synopsis of the documentary. Executive produced by Radcliffe and Holmes.

It will include “candid personal footage filmed over the past decade, behind-the-scenes material from Holmes’ stunts, scenes from his current life, and intimate interviews with David and Daniel Radcliffe, friends, family and former crew” to provide a comprehensive look at the man behind Potter’s high-flying shenanigans .

“David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived” premieres on HBO on November 15 at 9pm EST and will stream on Max.




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