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Coventry Airport closes as Tom Cruise touches down

Editorial Correspondent 25th Aug, 2021 Updated: 25th Aug, 2021

COVENTRY Airport was temporarily closed as a Hollywood A-Lister flew in.

Tom Cruise touched down by helicopter as he came to the region to film scenes for Mission: Impossible 7.

The BBC also reported the star had previously made use of a family’s garden nearby in Warwickshire.

Cruise, reprising his role as Ethan Hunt, was later spotted filming scenes for the blockbuster action series in a Birmingham train station.

He could be seen wearing a dark suit and sunglasses in Grand Central, which has been transformed to look like an airport for the camera crews.

Airport signs had been hung up in the station, which was opened in 2015 following the £750 million refurbishment of the old New Street station.

Cruise could be seen filming in front of a row of shops above the station’s main concourse, where crowds had gathered to catch a glimpse of him.

He has been in Birmingham in recent days and was also pictured outside one of the city’s curry houses over the weekend.

According to restaurant Asha’s Instagram page, he enjoyed his chicken tikka masala so much that he ordered the curry for a second time after he had finished his first serving.

Filming on Mission: Impossible 7 has been taking place around the UK.

In April, pictures emerged of a train track set up at a quarry in Derbyshire, said to be attached to the film.

And Cruise, 59, has also filmed action scenes on top of a moving mock steam locomotive in North Yorkshire.

 

 

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