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Ford broke his leg in Star Wars movie fall

By Anthony Barnes

Actor Harrison Ford is "doing well" after surgery for an on-set injury while filming the new Star Wars movie as it emerged he broke his leg in the accident.

The 71-year-old star, who is returning to his role as Han Solo in the new movie, was originally thought to have damaged his ankle when the mishap occurred during filming at Pinewood Studios.

His publicist said: "Harrison Ford's left leg was broken in an accident. His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly. He's doing well and looks forward to returning to work."

Ford, who played Solo in the original trilogy of films, has been in the UK working on Episode VII of the series with director JJ Abrams.

Ford was airlifted to hospital in Oxford a week ago after the incident, which police said involved a garage door, although there have been suggestions it could have been the door of the Millennium Falcon.

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