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Purefoy's injuries on Solomon set

Published 17/02/2010 | 15:09

James Purefoy was injured on the set of Solomon Kane
James Purefoy was injured on the set of Solomon Kane

James Purefoy ended up with some nasty injuries on the set of Solomon Kane.

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The British actor got so into his role as buccaneer Solomon Kane in the fantasy adventure that he also inadvertently hurt someone else on set.

"I had seven stitches put into the top of my head where somebody tried treating me like a boiled egg with a sword - and the following week, I put a blade through somebody's cheek," he said.

"He moved his head at exactly the wrong moment - it was meant to go into his neck and went into his cheek - and he said he could feel the tip of it on his tongue."

But the experience hasn't put James off doing his own stunts.

"We all went into this film knowing you're going to get injured. This is swords up close, personal and in your face," he said.

"When people are flying swords around and you want it to look real, you want it to come as close to you as you possibly can. Sometimes you misjudge it. It's not a big deal, you do know you're going to get injured, it's just a matter of how much and how long before you get back on set to continue."

:: Solomon Kane will be released on February 19.

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