Harry Potter actor Jim Tavare in intensive care after head-on car crash
A Harry Potter actor is in intensive care after a head-on car smash left him with a broken neck and punctured lung.
Jim Tavare, known for his role in Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, also suffered 15 broken ribs, breaks in his right leg and fractured breastbones in the crash, his wife said.
A picture of the bruised actor lying in a hospital bed and giving the thumbs up was posted to his Facebook account by partner Laura.
She wrote: "This is Laura here. Now that his family have been informed, Jim has asked me to let you all know that he was involved in a serious car accident yesterday, a head-on collision.
"He's currently in ICU intensive care. He has 15 broken ribs, fractures in both breastbones, a punctured lung, multiple breaks in his right leg, and a broken neck.
"He's had 2 blood transfusions so far and is about to go in for his first surgery. This is for real, not a movie role. Please hold some good thoughts for him as he fights his way out of this."
The Essex-born actor, who spends most of his time in Los Angeles, played Tom the Inkeeper in the wizarding franchise's third film.
Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he also co-wrote and starred in Bafta-winning ITV series The Sketch Show.