Kris Marshall 'out of hospital in a couple of days'

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Actor Kris Marshall is likely to be out of hospital in the next couple of days after sustaining a head injury in an accident, his spokeswoman said today.

The 35-year-old television star was on a night out in Bristol city centre on Saturday when he was hit by a car.

He was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary where a scan revealed his injuries were not life-threatening.

A spokeswoman for Mr Marshall, who rose to fame in sitcom My Family and who appears in BT adverts, said he was in a stable condition.

She said: "I can confirm that Kris Marshall was involved in an accident in Bristol on Saturday night and sustained a head injury.

"He is currently in a stable condition in hospital and is expected to be discharged within the next couple of days."

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."

Mr Marshall, who lives in Windsor, is known for playing the toyboy boyfriend of a single mother in the current BT adverts.

He also appeared in the film Love Actually, and has played detective Luke Stone in the drama Murder City, with Amanda Donahoe.

His new film Hotel Caledonia, is a British horror comedy, in which he plays a seasonal worker in a remote Scottish hotel.

Mr Marshall was crowned Best Comedy Newcomer six years ago at the British Comedy Awards.