Lord Of The Rings TV Show Stunt Actor Suffers Head Injury On Set

"We are happy to report she is doing well and we plan to have her back at work soon," Amazon says.


A stunt actor for Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV show suffered a head injury during rehearsals this month, the streaming network has confirmed.

The company said in a statement to the New Zealand Herald that this stunt performer was taken to the hospital and was later discharged. She is doing well and is expected to return to work soon. The company will perform a safety review in the wake of this incident.

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"While rehearsing a stunt on set, one of our talented stuntpersons was injured and sustained a cut on her head," Amazon said. "She was immediately transported to a hospital, where she was seen by a specialist and went home to recover shortly after.

The statement continues: "We are happy to report she is doing well and we plan to have her back at work soon. The health and safety of our cast and crew is our top priority, and we are reviewing the accident to ensure we are maintaining the highest levels of safety on our production."

The injured stunt actor was Elissa Cadwell, an Australian, who previously performed stunt roles for Nicole Kidman in Aquaman. The site's sources said Cadwell "fell into water in large tanks as planned, but her head struck a bolt in the process."

This is said to have transpired during filming at Kumeu Film Studio, outside of Auckland, New Zealand.

Cadwell also performed stunts for Blake Lively in the killer-shark movie The Shallows, while she also recently finished filming her first major acting role as Nitara in the Mortal Kombat movie.

The cast of the untitled Lord of the Rings show was recently announced, and it includes an actor from another huge fantasy series--Joseph Mawle, who played Benjen Stark on Game of Thrones. Welsh actress Morfydd Clark is playing a young Galadriel, but other details about specific characters in the show are unknown.

Outside of the TV show, more details the new Gollum video game and the upcoming Lord of the Rings MMO have been confirmed.

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