Harry Potter stunts helped Daniel Radcliffe overcome dyspraxia

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has credited the gruelling action scenes in the movie franchise to help him deal with dyspraxia, an impairment that results in movement and co-ordination problem.
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Updated on Nov 24, 2010 08:46 AM IST
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Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has credited the gruelling action scenes in the movie franchise to help him deal with dyspraxia, an impairment that results in movement and co-ordination problem.

The British star who grew up playing the bespectacled boy wizard since the age of 10 claimed that the intense training he took for the challenging scenes helped him cope with the disability, Contactmusic reported.

"If anything, the stunts and stuff has actually helped a lot because it deals with co-ordination and that's the main thing that I'd say about dyspraxia is that it's to do with co-ordination."

"Some people have it very badly and find it hard to, you know, catch a ball. I've never had it quite that bad, although you should see me throw, but it's also a processing thing, so I take in information slightly slower than everyone else does," said the 22-year-old actor.

"Through doing training and through doing bits of gymnastics when I was younger on Potter, that has absolutely stood me in very good stead and has made all the dyspraxia stuff kind of decrease a lot," he added.

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