Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe Makes Doc About His Stunt Double Being Paralyzed On Set Of Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe will executive produce an upcoming documentary about his stunt double who was paralyzed after an accident on the set of The Deathly Hallows.

Radcliffe will also appear in the film, David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived, speaking to the documentary crew about his friend and stunt double.

A promo image for David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived
A promo image for David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived

The documentary is described as a coming-of-age story about Holmes, who was hired to be Radcliffe’s stunt double in the original Harry Potter film. Throughout the years, he and Radcliffe became friends as they worked on the sequels. Tragedy struck during the filming of The Deathly Hallows Part 1, when Holmes crashed to the ground while rehearsing a flight scene. He was left behind paralyzed from the chest down from his severe spinal injury.

“As Daniel and his closest stunt buddies rally to support David and his family in their time of need, David’s incredible spirit of resilience becomes their greatest source of strength and inspiration,” reads a line from the film’s description.

The film will feature “candid personal footage” and scenes from Holmes’ current life. In addition to an interview with Radcliffe, the film features interviews with Holmes’ family, friends, and crew who have worked on the Harry Potter series over the years.

David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived is directed by Dan Hartley and will premiere November 15 on HBO, while it will also stream on Max.

The Harry Potter series will continue with a seven-season TV show for Max. Controversial author JK Rowling is involved as an executive producer. Radcliffe, who has spoken out against Rowling’s statements about the trans community, said she is not interested in making more Harry Potter content.

The mainline Harry Potter series ended in 2011 with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. The Harry Potter spin-off movie series Fantastic Beasts debuted in 2016, but the latest installment has stalled and the future of the series not sure.

The video game Hogwarts Legacy proved to be a huge commercial success. It is the best-selling game of 2023 in the US so far. The success of Hogwarts Legacy reflects the huge continuing appeal of the Harry Potter series, management said.

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