12 June 2014
Last updated at 22:13
Harrison Ford appeared as Han Solo in the original Star Wars film trilogy
Harrison Ford has been injured on the set of the latest Star Wars film.
Ford, 71, was airlifted to hospital after his ankle was injured by a garage door at Pinewood Studios, near London.
The Hollywood actor, best known for his roles as Star Wars’ Han Solo and Indiana Jones, is being treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
Ford appeared in the original three Star Wars films of 1977-83. The series is being continued with the sequel Episode VII.
The series’ studio, Disney, said shooting on the film would continue while Ford recuperated from the injury.
A spokesman for Thames Valley police said: “We were called just after 5pm to reports of a 71-year-old man being injured in an incident believed to involve a garage door.
“The man was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.”
A spokeswoman for South Central Ambulance Service said they were called to an incident involving “a door that had fallen.”
Ford is set to be joined in the film by fellow original Star Wars series cast mates Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew.
Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow are also set to star.
Star Wars: Episode VII will be the first in a new trilogy of films.
Chancellor George Osborne earlier said the decision to shoot Episode VII in the UK was “testament to the incredible talent in Britain” and meant “more jobs and more investment”.