Tom Cruise filming: Here's what we know about his visit to Pickering and the North York Moors

Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise has been seen in Pickering and Levisham, on the North York Moors - here's what we know.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 2:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 3:01 pm

The Scarborough News has been told the 58-year-old A-lister is filming the latest Mission: Impossible movie.

He is thought to have travelled by helicopter, and yesterday and today has been filming at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Levisham.

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.

Tom Cruise pictured last October in Rome (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images)

Tom Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt, an agent of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF).

The newest film - the seventh installment of the series - is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

As well as Mr Cruise, the film stars Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and Vanessa Kirby.

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.

In December, Mr Cruise was reported to have delivered a furious Covid-19 safety rant on the set, concerned that crew members were not adhering to social distancing rules.

British actor Simon Pegg has been posting photos from the Mission: Impossible set over the last few weeks.

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.

Mr Cruise appeared on BBC1 chat show The Graham Norton Show on Friday night.

He is famous for starring in scores of Hollywood films including Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, Minority Report, A Few Good Men and Rain Man.