Mission: Impossible 7 director thanks North Yorkshire residents

A Hollywood director has thanked residents in North Yorkshire after filming scenes for the blockbuster action spy film Mission: Impossible 7 in the area.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 3:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 3:54 pm

Director Christopher McQuarrie described residents of Levisham as "lovely and welcoming".

Tom Cruise caused a stir in North Yorkshire when he was spotted by residents in the area during filming last week.

Mr McQuarrie hinted that the production "will be back for one last bit of mischief in short order".

Director Christopher McQuarrie was pictured chatting on set with Tom Cruise.

Posting on Instagram to his 85,000 followers, he said: "What would Mission be without a bit of local colour?

"Our sincerest thanks to North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the Office for Road and Rail, Eddie Draper, Riley's & GB Rail Freight and, of course, the incredibly lovely and welcoming people of Levisham.

"We had an amazing week (and remarkably fair weather) in fabulous Yorkshire.

"We'll be back for one last bit of mischief in short order."

Tom Cruise waves to onlookers in Levisham.

Filming takes place a short way from Levisham Station. The station car parks at both Pickering and Levisham have been commandeered by almost 300 cast and crew members.

Cruise has been spotted filming with co-stars Hayley Atwell and Jeremy Renner.

The station is closed until May 15 when services resume.

Mr Cruise was relaxed and in good spirits and happy to exchange a few words with onlookers when he was found by Scarborough News reporters last Wednesday.

“It’s beautiful here, lovely to see you,” he told reporters Louise Perrin and Richard Ponter, who were sent out to track down the Hollywood A-Lister.

Mission: Impossible 7's filming had been delayed by the pandemic, and will now release in May 2022.