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Last Updated: Thursday January 29 2009 06:55 GMT

Potter stunt actor injured on set

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter

The stunt actor who stands in for Daniel Radcliffe in the Harry Potter films has been badly hurt on set.

It's been reported in the Mirror newspaper that the 25-year-old stunt actor was working at Leavesden Studios when the incident happened.

It's thought he was filming a scene when a planned explosion went off and he fell to the ground.

Paramedics were called to the set of the film and the stunt actor was taken to Watford General hospital.

A spokesperson for Warner Brothers - who make the Harry Potter films - told the Mirror: "We can confirm a member of the Harry Potter production was injured in an accident.

"We are awaiting further news. Out of respect for the family we are unable to comment further."