The film: The Four Feathers (2002)
The star: Michael Sheen
The injury: One of Britain’s true thesping treasures nearly came a cropper at the hooves of a moody, whinnying nag.
“Just as the director went, 'Action', a horse dug his hoof into my foot. It was the most painful thing I've ever felt. All I wanted to do was scream, but I couldn't mess up the shoot - every second of film cost thousands. When the director said, 'Cut', I had to be carried off set.”
What a trooper. Bet Wes Bentley would’ve screamed like a lady.
How could it have been avoided? The Chriska Stage School can rent you a panto horse for £40 for a week.
You’ll need a couple of willing extras to get inside, and make sure they can see where you are – you don’t need to risk another foot in the service of your craft.