Renowned at the age of 34, Daniel Radcliffe shall assume the mantle of a raconteur, embarking on an odyssey into the chronicle of Harry Potter, imbuing it with a novel and idiosyncratic essence. This endeavour will see the renowned actor venture into the realm of filmmaking, specifically focusing on the perspective of his stunt double, David Holmes.
An Explosion Occurred
Regrettably, Holmes suffered a severe spinal injury resulting in paralysis from the chest down due to an on-set explosion during the production of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1, causing him to plummet to the ground.
The HBO Original documentary, titled David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived, will serve as a platform to recount his remarkable journey. HBO announced on Tuesday that the film was produced in collaboration with SKY and is under the executive production of Radcliffe, with direction by Dan Hartley.
A Noteworthy Origin Of Resilience
According to a press release for the film, Holmes served as a significant source of strength and inspiration for Radcliffe and the rest of the stunt team. The statement characterizes the documentary as a coming-of-age tale that commences with Holmes' time as a talented teenage gymnast in Essex, England.
The documentary guarantees the inclusion of candid personal footage captured over the past decade, behind-the-scenes material from Holmes' stunt work, glimpses into his current life, and intimate interviews with David, Daniel Radcliffe is accompanied by his friends, family, and former crew members.
He Admitted To Being Involved
Holmes expressed his gratitude on Instagram following HBO's announcement regarding the documentary, emphasizing the extensive effort invested over four years. He also acknowledged his involvement with the cherished franchise as "the best job in the world."
Furthermore, he acknowledged that his ability to thrive is solely attributed to the collective love and support he has been fortunate to receive. It is this unwavering love and support that enables him to openly share his journey with his audience.
He Conveyed His Apprehension
In a prior discourse with the Daily Mirror, the erudite Daniel Radcliffe expounded upon his enduring companionship with David Holmes. Back in 2017, he underscored the profound gravity of their association, bespeaking his apprehension that the public, in their togetherness, might relegate him exclusively to the purview of an individual marked by a disability.
Radcliffe and Holmes reunited in 2020 to collaborate on Holmes' podcast series Cunning Stunts. The debut of David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived is slated for November 15th at 9 p.m. on HBO, with the option to stream on Max.