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

David Holmes
Born1981 (age 37–38)
OccupationActor, stunt performer
Years active1997–2009



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.

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.

Partial filmographyEdit

Year Title Role
2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Adrian Pucey
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Slytherin Beater No. 1


  1. ^ Cockcroft, Lucy (1 February 2009). "Harry Potter Stuntman David Holmes Vows to Return to Work — The Harry Potter Stuntman Injured in a Fall on the Film Set Has Vowed to Return to Work, Despite Fears He May Be Paralysed". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  2. ^ Nelmes, Amy (29 January 2009). "Harry Potter stuntman suffers horror injury in film set explosion". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 22 January 2010.

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