WINCANTON, England, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A dwarf crippled in a throwing attack found worldwide fame when fellow actor Peter Dinklage mentioned him in his Golden Globes acceptance speech.
Dinklage, who won a Best Supporting Actor award for his work on HBO's "Game of Thrones," said in his acceptance speech he wanted "to mention a gentleman I'm thinking about in England. His name is Martin Henderson. Google him."
Henderson, who portrayed a goblin in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," was thrown into the air by a drunken reveler while celebrating his 37th birthday outside a pub in Wincanton, England, last October.
Henderson said he now needs crutches or a wheelchair to get around due to the back and leg injuries he sustained, The Sun reported Monday.
"The bloke just came from behind me and picked me up -- the next thing I knew I was going through the air. It was very scary," Henderson said.