Tom Cruise films Mission: Impossible scenes in Yorkshire

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image captionThe actor waved to onlookers as he walked to the set with co-star Hayley Atwell

Tom Cruise stunned locals in a small Yorkshire village when he turned up by helicopter for a film shoot.

The diminutive star touched down in Levisham, near Pickering, to record scenes on the local vintage railway.

A face mask covered the 58-year-old's famous pearly smile as he thrilled fans with a wave on his way to the set.

The actor - who is known for performing his own stunts - was later seen clambering on top of a carriage for one daredevil sequence.

The owner of a local B&B said in a Facebook post they had been walking the dog when they "bumped into" the Hollywood megastar.

Photos from the set show him alongside co-star Hayley Atwell and dozens of crew members.

A large team was seen setting up a sequence which appeared to involve the use of a modified train and tracks near to the village's station.

Levisham is on the route of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which has featured in numerous films and television series.

The latest instalment in the Mission: Impossible franchise will see Cruise reprise the role of spy Ethan Hunt.

After filming was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, its release is expected in May 2022.

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image captionTom Cruise is returning as Mission: Impossible protagonist Ethan Hunt for the the seventh time
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image captionThe first six films in the franchise have grossed more than £2.5bn at the box office worldwide

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