'Harry Potter' Stunt Double Who Was Paralyzed After 'Deathly Hallows' Accident' Daniel Radcliffe Teams Up With for Doc

The documentary "David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived" includes interviews with Radcliffe, who also served as the film's executive producer.

To produce a documentary on his life, Daniel Radcliffe has teamed up with David Holmes, his longtime stunt double in the Harry Potter movies.

Before Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Holmes was added to the movie series, and over the following ten years, he and Radcliffe developed an "inextricable bond." However, Holmes had a fatal on-set accident that left him paraplegic after suffering a spinal injury in the penultimate movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

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Warner Bros. Discovery released a statement about the documentary, which was directed by Dan Hartley (Lad: A Yorkshire Story). "As Daniel and his 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," the statement read.

"Featuring candid personal footage shot over the last decade, behind-the-scenes footage from Holmes' stunt work, scenes of his current life and intimate interviews with David, Daniel Radcliffe, friends, family and former crew, the film also reflects universal themes of living with adversity, growing up, forging identities in an uncertain world and the bonds that unite us and lift us," the statement continued.

The stunt double and the actor most recently worked together in David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived. In 2020, the duo started a podcast called Cunning Stunts, in which they analyze some of the most significant action sequences from movies and talk to prominent stunt artists in the business.

HBO Documentary Films, Sky Studios, and Lightbox/Ripple Productions are producing the project. Producing credits go to Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn, Vanessa Davies, and Amy Stares, and executive producing credits go to Radcliffe, Holmes, Hartley, Sue Latimer, and Sarah Spahovic. Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, Tina Nguyen, and Poppy Dixon are among the EPs for HBO and Sky Studios, respectively.

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