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'Harry Potter' Stunts Help Daniel Radcliffe Deal With Dyspraxia

November 23, 2010 (10:02 am) GMT
The Brit claims intense training he took to film the scenes in the movie series has helped him cope with his learning difficulty.
Daniel Radcliffe

has credited the grueling action scenes in the "Harry Potter" movie franchise with helping him deal with his learning difficulty. The British actor suffers from dyspraxia, an impairment that leaves the star with movement and co-ordination problems.

But Radcliffe is adamant the intense training he has undertaken to film challenging scenes as the boy wizard have helped him cope with his condition. He says, "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 badly - although you should see me throw - but it's also a processing thing, so I take in information slightly slower than everyone else does."

"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."

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