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Harry Potter Star in Intensive Care

One of the actors in the Harry Potter series is recovering from serious injuries following a car crash.

Jim Tavare is in intensive care after the head-on collision broke his neck and punctured a lung.

Tavare, who was in Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, also suffered 15 broken ribs, a broken leg and breastbone fractures.

His wife Laura posted a picture on Facebook of the Essex-born actor lying in a hospital bed giving the thumbs up.

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's had two 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."

Tavare played Tom the Innkeeper in the third Harry Potter film, also co-writing and starring in the ITV series The Sketch Show.

He spends most of his time in Los Angeles.

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