Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Tom Cruise has arrived
It is not every day that Hollywood stars arrive on your doorstep, let alone in rural Ryedale. Tom Cruise was spotted in Pickering and at North Yorkshire Moors Railway yesterday. The 58-year-old actor is thought to be filming his latest movie, Mission Impossible 7 in which he stars as Ethan Hunt. Filming took place at Levisham Station today, and residents watched on as Tom took a break from filming and walked off for lunch. One resident from Levisham said: “It’s really exciting having an A-list actor in Levisham. “We saw Tom Cruise early this morning, who waved and said ‘happy to be here’ in North Yorkshire. “He seems like a down-to-earth guy and a true action hero.” Local lady was lucky enough to spot the actor while walking her dogs yesterday. She said: "We were walking the dogs and bumped into Tom Cruise. "Not only do we love Pickering and our stunning countryside, but it was chosen for filming Tom's new film." The Paramount Pictures blockbuster series Mission: Impossible is based on and a follow-on from the television series of the same name by Bruce Geller. The film is directed and written by Christopher McQuarrie. The cast also features Vanessa Kirby, Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson. The cast and crew started filming across Europe in early 2020 but production stopped as the pandemic spread across the continent. Filming resumed several months later including at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire. Mission: Impossible 7 was originally planned to be released in July this year but has been pushed back to May 27, 2022. A Mission: Impossible 8 is also in the pipeline.