Harrison Ford injured on Star Wars set

Actor was hit by a falling door.

by Jennie Kermode

Harrison Ford as Han Solo
Harrison Ford as Han Solo

Harrison Ford was taken to hospital today after being injured on the set of the new Star Wars film, where he is reprising his role as Han Solo. He is understood to have been hit by a falling hydraulic door on the Millennium Falcon, which may have fractured his ankle.

Ford, 71, had been filming at Pinewood Studios and was airlifted to Headington Hospital. He was subsequently taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Work on the film will continue with his scenes delayed until he has had time to recover.

Star Wars fans won't be the only ones hoping Ford recovers soon. He was seen meeting with Ridley Scott earlier this week, apparently resolving a decades-long feud, and rumours are rife that he's about to be cast in Scott's hotly anticipated Blade Runner sequel, with key players in the development team saying they want him to be part of it.

Share this with others on...
News

Stay-At-Home Seven: June 1-6 Streaming and TV highlights this week

That’s the way to do it Mirrah Foulkes on timelessness, theatricality and Judy & Punch

Streaming Spotlight: Sundance With Subtitles This week we look at some world cinema gems from the indie festival

Changing visions Nicholas Ashe Bateman on doing things differently in The Wanting Mare

Five to the fore in Critics’ Week Cannes sidebar maintains support for filmmakers

Wes Anderson ensures Cannes show goes on McQueen, Kawase, Ozon, Vinterberg, Maiwenn and Pixar in the selection

More news and features

We've recently been bringing you coverage of the Chattanooga Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival online selection.



Shortly before lockdown, we were at the New York Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, the Glasgow Film Festival, the Berlinale, Scottish feminist festival Femspectives, and Sundance in Utah.



Read our full for more.


Visit our festivals section.

Interact

More competitions coming soon.