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Actor Marshall hurt in accident

Kris Marshall
Kris Marshall is also known for his advertisements for BT

Actor Kris Marshall has suffered head injuries after being hit by a car, police have confirmed.

The 35-year-old former My Family star was on a night out in Bristol city centre when the accident happened.

He is being treated at the city's Royal Infirmary. His mother told the BBC that his condition is improving, but he remains in intensive care.

Marshall, who won the best newcomer prize at the 2002 British Comedy Awards, also appears in ads for BT.

The actor, who comes from the Cotswolds, starred in the film Love Actually and played detective Luke Stone in ITV1 drama serial Murder City.

Marshall is due to appear in the forthcoming premiere of West End play Fat Pig.

A spokesman for the show said they were expecting the actor to resume rehearsals in a few days and believe he will be well enough to star in the production which opens next month.

His latest film Caledonia is a horror story about a seasonal worker at a remote Scottish hotel.

He played hapless Nick in BBC One sitcom My Family for five years from 2000.

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Marshall made his name in sitcom My Family

Speaking to The Guardian newspaper in 2004, he said the role, which brought him to prominence, was both "a gift and poisoned chalice".

The actor, who lives in Windsor, Berkshire, also co-starred in the West End production of Treats alongside Billie Piper and Laurence Fox, who went on to marry.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset police said: "There was a collision between a car and pedestrian shortly before 1am on Sunday.

"It happened in St Augustine's Parade in Bristol City Centre. A man in his 30s was taken to hospital with head injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

"Police spoke to the driver of the car involved, which was a VW Polo. He stopped immediately after the collision and we are looking into how it happened. He was not a drink driver."


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