Watch the trailer for Daniel Radcliffe’s documentary, David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived


Daniel Radcliffe has produced a documentary about David Holmes, his stunt double on the Harry Potter films. An accident on set left Holmes paralyzed. Holmes, a teen gymnast, met Radcliffe on the set of the Harry Potter movies when they were both very young. They grew up together. But Holmes was paralyzed after an on-set accident on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

It’s a sad story, but Radcliffe’s documentary — entitled David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived — takes a positive angle on Holmes’ resilient journey. “It is unfair,” Radcliffe says in the trailer. “He shouldn’t have had to do any of that…This terrible thing happened to Dave, but I don’t want to talk as if his life is a tragedy. The way his life has affected the lives of people around him means that it is the furthest thing from that imaginable.”

Watch the trailer below:

David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived trailer

As you can see, the documentary includes footage from throughout the run of the Harry Potter films. According to Ludus, the accident in question involved a stunt where David Holmes was going to pulled into the air on a cable, simulating a shockwave that sent Harry flying. But Holmes was pulled with too much force. He crashed into a wall and fractured his neck, resulting in lifelong paralysis.

Since then, Holmes has dedicated his life to raising awareness about the work that stunt people do, founding his own production company and running a podcast where he interviews action specialists. He has remained close with several of his Harry Potter castmates, including Radcliffe and others:

David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived premieres on HBO and Max on November 15.

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