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Daniel Radcliffe has developed a documentary about his paralysed Harry Potter stunt double
Photo: © ANP

Daniel Radcliffe has developed a documentary about his paralysed Harry Potter stunt double

Daniel Radcliffe has developed a documentary about his paralysed Harry Potter stunt double
Photo: © ANP

Daniel Radcliffe has helped develop a new documentary focusing on his Harry Potter stunt double, David Holmes, who was tragically left paralysed after an accident on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.

Holmes and Radcliffe developed a friendship over the years working together on the Potter franchise, as the former worked as a stunt double and an extra since the first movie, The Philosopher's Stone.

In 2009, Holmes broke his neck after a controlled explosion went wrong, sending him hurtling to the ground. He has since been wheelchair-bound.

His adjustment to life after the accident will be detailed in the documentary, David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived.

"Being a stuntman was my calling in life, and doubling Harry was the best job in the world. In January 2009, I had a stunt rehearsal accident that changed my life forever," Holmes wrote on Instagram.

This film tells the story of not just my achievements in front of camera, but also the challenges I face every day, and my overall attitude to life after suffering a broken neck.

"I want to say a very special thank you to Daniel; for his willingness to help tell my story, and for his years of support, friendship and love. We are both immensely proud of our time on the Harry Potter films, and the joy and comfort it brings to audiences around the world on a daily basis."

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

The whole of Britain is gripped by Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), who has only one goal in mind: to track down and kill Harry Potter (Daniel Radclife). While the whole country is at war, the bespectacled hero and his two best friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) hide in the farthest reaches of the Muggle world. There they embark on a perilous quest for the remaining Horcruxes, the items that guarantee Voldemort's immortality.

Directed by: David Yates
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint

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Holmes recalls fateful Harry Potter accident

The stuntman previously recalled to reporters the initial moments after he hit the ground.

"I hit the wall and then landed on the crash mat underneath. My stunt co-ordinator grabbed my hand and said, 'Squeeze my fingers.' I could move my arm to grab his hand but I couldn't squeeze his fingers," he explained.

"I looked into his eyes and that's when I realised what happened was major.

"I remember slipping in and out of consciousness because of the pain levels. I'd broken a bone before, so recognising that weird feeling across my whole body from my fingertips right down to my toes, I knew I had really done some damage."

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