LONDON - Veteran actor Harrison Ford was airlifted to hospital Thursday after suffering an ankle injury on the set of the new ‘Star Wars’ movie in Britain. The 71-year-old was hurt when a garage door fell and hit him at Pinewood Studios outside London, according to emergency services.  ‘We were called just after 5:00 pm to reports of a 71-year-old man being injured in an incident believed to involve a garage door,’ said a spokesman for Thames Valley police.
‘The man was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.’ A Disney studios spokeswoman confirmed that Ford sustained the injury during filming on the set of ‘Star Wars : Episode VII.’ ‘He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates,’ she added in a statement.  Filming began in May on the new episode of the iconic franchise, directed by blockbuster filmmaker J.J. Abrams. Original cast members Ford , Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker star in the new film, due for worldwide release on December 18, 2015.