Actor Cary Elwes is facing further financial troubles after he was accused of falling short on his taxes last year (11).

Officials in the state of California have filed a lien against The Princess Bride star, alleging he owes more than $26,207 (£16,379) for the years 2010 and 2011, according to

The news comes just days after it emerged Elwes is facing legal action from a debt collection company for allegedly failing to pay his credit card bill.

The British actor is said to have racked up charges of more than $40,000 (£25,000) in 2010 and he is due in court in the New Year (13) to face the claims.