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Dinklage calls attention to crippled dwarf

Jan. 16, 2012 at 1:52 PM   |   Comments

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.

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