David Holmes (actor)

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This article is about the actor and stunt performer. For other persons named David Holmes, see David Holmes (disambiguation).
David Holmes
Born 1981 (age 35–36)
Occupation Actor, stunt performer
Years active 1997–2009

David Holmes (born 1981) is a former British actor and stunt performer.


Holmes was the stunt double for Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in the first six films of the Harry Potter film series. He was also credited as playing the role of Adrian Pucey in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), the first of the film series, though this was an error in the credits: Pucey was actually played by Scott Fearn.

While test filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in January 2009, an accident occurred during one of the stunts, injuring his spine.[1] Although he initially hoped to return to work, it has since been reported that Holmes is paralyzed and now uses a wheelchair.[2] Holmes is credited as stuntman in The Deathly Hallows.

Since becoming disabled, he has taken up driving a specially-modified car around race tracks at 150 mph and has set up a production company, Ripple Productions, with two friends, who are also tetraplegic.[3]

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