As you know from the books, Cormoran Strike is a war veteran who lost half of his right leg in Afghanistan when a vehicle called a Viking that he was riding in blew up from an IED in the road. His leg is missing from the knee down, and he often wears a prosthesis or, when his knee is particularly painful, he uses crutches.
Filming for the BBC and HBO television adaptation began in November 2016 and wrapped on 5 April 2017. Tom Burke is playing the lead role, but he has two whole legs….
According to a crew member I met in Masham back in January, for close-up shots of Strike’s missing limb, they’re using a body double who is a real amputee and was on set quite frequently. Apparently the double looks nothing like Tom Burke and has a full-grown bushy beard.
For most of the time, Tom will probably be wearing full-length trousers and will be acting with a limp in his stride, as though he is wearing his prosthesis. He worked with a movement director in order to get his limp to look genuin.