BREAKING NEWS
Queenstown airport evacuated after suspected bomb threat ... Read more
Close

Harrison Ford hurt on Star Wars set

Last updated 07:29 13/06/2014
Harrison Ford
Getty Images
HAN SOLO: Harrison Ford on the red carpet.

Relevant offers

Film

Comic-Con: Zombies, Stormtroopers and superheroes steal the show Ten Hollywood careers Garry Marshall helped launch This guy helped connect the fan fest to Hollywood. Ka-pow! Michael Caine changes name by deed poll because of airport security hassles Aussie Chris Hemsworth throws his hat in the ring to play James Bond Time to digitise those VHS tapes, the VCR is officially dead Moana, Disney's Polynesian princess, will not be getting a love interest A female president? Movies and TV got there first Five Kiwis doing big things in Hollywood right now Sneak peek: Lego Batman Movie reveals Joker, Robin

Actor Harrison Ford was injured on the set of ''Star Wars: Episode VII'' on Thursday and taken to a hospital for treatment, a Disney representative said.

Ford, 71, hurt his ankle while filming at Pinewood Studios, located on the outskirts of London, Disney spokesman Paul Roeder said.

Filming will continue on schedule while Ford recovers.

The actor was taken to nearby John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.Thames Valley Police said on its official Twitter feed that police responded to an incident where ''a 71-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.''

A second tweet said the mishap ''is believed to have involved a garage door.''

A hospital representative said any reports that Ford suffered other injuries as well were untrue.

The actor is reprising his role as Han Solo in the highly anticipated Disney reboot of the ''Star Wars'' franchise, directed by J.J. Abrams and scheduled for release in December 2015.

It is the first of three new films that will continue the saga created by George Lucas, after Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4.05 billion.

The film's plot has been kept a secret, but Abrams has said the cast will include Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o.

The movie is set 30 years after ''Return of the Jedi.''

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content