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Eddie Redmayne wears leg brace on Graham Norton Show after being injured on film set – find out what happened

Eddie Redmayne had to use crutches while making his way to Graham Norton's sofa

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
October 25, 2018
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Eddie Redmayne will appear on the Graham Norton Show on Friday, and attended the filming of the episode sporting a leg brace and crutches. Explaining what had happened, the Danish Girl star said: "You know how Tom Cruise did that thing to his ankle when he leapt across a tall building? Well, I was on set of a quite hard core 'stunty' thing about two people in a hot air balloon and they had this crash mat beneath the balloon in case you fell out. I walked on to the crash mat, tripped on it and fell and sprained my ankle. Now I look like RoboCop - they told me I had to wear it and I am being obedient!"

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Eddie had his leg in a brace on the show

The star will be starring opposite Jude Law in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Them sequel as Newt Scamander, while Jude will be playing a younger version of Albus Dumbledore. The pair revealed that they took learning their wand movements very seriously. Eddie explained: "When you get to be in JK Rowling's world, you suddenly get a wand - you've pretty much waited all your life for this moment and you think you are going to be a pro at it, but you really don't know what to do with it. So, I actually got a movement coach to help me work out how to use it - whether to do it over the top or minimal - we really studied it!"

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Jude added: "I took it very seriously too. I actually studied these wonderful films of Picasso painting through glass to see how he held his brush and I watched films of conductors conducting, and I get to do just one spell in the film and it was at a distance where I vaguely waved it in the air. It was so disappointing."

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