Car Accident Leaves Harry Potter Actor with Broken Bones All Over His Body
Is the Harry Potter cast cursed or something? It’s been less than two months since John Hurt (Garrick Ollivander) passed away from pancreatic cancer — not even 60 full days — yet there’s another member of the HP fam who’s put in grave danger.
This week, Jim Tavaré, who portrayed the hunchbacked Tom the Innkeeper in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (he replaced actor Derek Deadman, who portrayed the character in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), was involved in a car crash that nearly killed him. “Jim has asked me to let you all know that he was involved in a serious car accident yesterday,” his wife, Laura, wrote on Facebook, “a head-on collision… He’s had two blood transfusions so far and is about to go in for his first surgery.”
Among his list of injuries: 15 broken ribs, fractures in both breastbones, multiple breaks in his right leg, a broken neck and a punctured lung. “This is for real, not a movie role,” she added. “Please hold some good thoughts for him as he fights his way out of this.” No further details have been given as of press time, but the 54-year-old actor was in good enough spirits to give a thumbs up:
We wish him a speedy recovery.
Thankfully, Jim Tavare didn’t end up on this list of HP actors who passed away:
Character played: Albus Dumbledore (#1)
The OG Dumbledore sadly died in 2002 from Hodgkin's disease at 72 years old. Apart from his role in the first two Harry Potter films, he also starred in Gladiator and The Count of Monte Cristo.
Photo: Warner Bros.