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Harry Potter Director David Yates Opens Up About David Holmes’ On-Set Accident, And Daniel Radcliffe’s Deliberate Documentary

Information broke just lately about an upcoming documentary movie targeted on David Holmes, a stunt performer who was injured on the set of the 2010 movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Half One, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Holmes spent years because the stunt double for Daniel Radcliffe on the Harry Potter movies. Now Radcliffe is collaborating within the documentary The Boy Who Lived, which is able to inform the inspirational story of Holmes’ restoration and profitable life, publish tragedy. A brand new trailer for the documentary was launched just lately, which we’ll embrace beneath. However as likelihood had it, Deathly Hallows director David Yates was a visitor on our ReelBlend podcast the day that the documentary was introduced, and we have been capable of get his ideas on Holmes, Radcliffe, and the documentary. 

Movie director David Yates hopped into the Harry Potter collection for the ultimate 4 movies, beginning with 2007’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He stayed within the Wizarding World for three Incredible Beasts movies, however is detouring into powerful drama for the pill-pushing Netflix authentic Ache Hustlers. On the day he joined us, information of The Boy Who Lived hit the wire, so the ReelBlend hosts requested Yates to touch upon David Holmes and his accident. The director lovingly remembered the stunt performer, telling our podcast: 

David is a rare man. Sleek, brilliant, and really cherished locally. And he was a tremendous stuntman. Being a stuntman’s a rare job. And the individuals who try this typically are very dedicated. It takes years and years and years to coach. You need to undergo so many hoops and completely different disciplines – horse driving, swimming, gymnastics. It is an actual trial to even get admitted into the union, to have the ability to do stunts.