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Mission Impossible 7: Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell RUN on top of a moving steam train

Tom Cruise and ‘girlfriend’ Hayley Atwell were seen filming action-packed scens on top of a moving steam train for Mission Impossible 7 on Thursday.

The actor, 58, and Agent Carter star, 39, proved to be a daring duo as they ran on top of the locomotive, which was being driven on the North Yorkshire Moors railway.

In the death-defying scenes, Hayley was seen speeding across the coal space behind the engine, and was attached with a wire to ensure she remained safe whilst doing the stunt. 

Dramatic: Tom Cruise and ‘girlfriend’ Hayley Atwell proved to be a daring duo as they RAN on top of a moving steam train while filming action-packed scenes for Mission Impossible 7 at the the North Yorkshire Moors railway on Thursday

After Hayley had finished her stunt, it was Tom’s turn and he was seen climbing up onto the locomotive before also running full pelt across the coal.

Crew members were stationed on the other end of the cab, filming the pair’s stunts while the train continued to move at speed along the tracks. 

Hayley looked stylish for the day’s shoot as she dressed in an open-collared white shirt that she paired with a grey waistcoat and matching trousers.

She pulled her brunette locks into a tight ponytail so that her hair did not obscure her vision whilst she ran along the coals, and she also wore flat shoes. 

Busy day: Tom and Hayley have spent most of the day filming scenes on top of the train

Run! Hayley and Tom appeared to be running away from someone

Busy day: Tom and Hayley have spent most of the day filming scenes on top of the train

Wow! In the death-defying scenes, Hayley was seen speeding across the coal space behind the engine

Wow! In the death-defying scenes, Hayley was seen speeding across the coal space behind the engine

Going for it: Hayley was seen running as fast as she could across the coal

Safe: Hayley was attached with a wire to ensure she remained safe whilst doing the stunt

Going for it: Hayley was seen running as fast as she could across the coal

His turn: After Hayley had finished her stunt, it was Tom's turn and he was seen climbing up onto the locomotive before also running full pelt across the coal

His turn: After Hayley had finished her stunt, it was Tom’s turn and he was seen climbing up onto the locomotive before also running full pelt across the coal

In character: Tom, meanwhile, transformed into spy Ethan Hawke by pairing a black long-sleeved shirt over matching trousers, and he also wore gloves throughout the shoot

Concentrating: Tom was seen looking down at the carriage to make sure he didn't lose his footing

In character: Tom, meanwhile, transformed into spy Ethan Hawke by pairing a black long-sleeved shirt over matching trousers, and he also wore gloves throughout the shoot

Cruise control: Tom was seen jumping down from the train after running across the coals

In character: The actor wore a stern expression

Cruise control: Tom was seen jumping down from the train after running across the coals

Tom, meanwhile, transformed into spy Ethan Hawke by pairing a black long-sleeved shirt over matching trousers, and he also wore gloves throughout the shoot.

There were also crew members stationed on a moving platform that was attached to a facade of the front of a carriage, and they appeared to be on hand to help the two actors with the scene.

A helicopter was also seen flying high above them, filming on a camera that had been mounted onto the front of the cockpit.

And, action! Crew members were stationed on the other end of the cab, filming the pair's stunts while the train continued to move at speed along the tracks

Jump! Tom had to manoeuvre from the carriage to the locomotive

And, action! Crew members were stationed on the other end of the cab, filming the pair’s stunts while the train continued to move at speed along the tracks

Quick break: Tom and Hayley were seen stretching before doing all of their stunts

Quick break: Tom and Hayley were seen stretching before doing all of their stunts

Design: The locomotive is a replica of a BR Standard Class 7, which has been made to look like a European train

Easy does it: Hayley was seen grabbing onto one end of the coal space after running across it

Easy does it: Hayley was seen grabbing onto one end of the coal space after running across it

Helping hand: Tom was seen with what appeared to be a stuntman who was sat on the train, and seemed to give the actors assistance with their moves

Practising: Tom was seen preparing the scene

Helping hand: Tom was seen with what appeared to be a stuntman who was sat on the train, and seemed to give the actors assistance with their moves

What a set up: A number of cameras were on hand to film Tom and Hayley as they filmed on the steam train

What a set up: A number of cameras were on hand to film Tom and Hayley as they filmed on the steam train

Their visit to set comes four months after romance rumours began between them, with sources saying at the time that filming ‘brought them closer’, and they are said to have become ‘fairly inseparable’ after they ‘hit it off from day one’.

Tom and Hayley star opposite Vanessa Kirby and Rebecca Ferguson in the movie where the plot for the latest adventure of Tom’s character Ethan Hunt has been kept firmly under wraps.   

Tom hasn’t had a high-profile romance since his divorce from ex-wife Katie Holmes, whom he split from in 2012  and shares daughter Suri, 15. 

Prior to this, Tom was married to Nicole Kidman from 1990 to 2001. After their split, he retained custody of their two adopted children Connor, 26, and Isabella, 28, who had been raised in the Church of Scientology. 

Beaming: Tom appeared to be delighted with the day's shoot as he smiled at Hayley

Teamwork: Tom waited behind Hayley to get into the cab

Beaming: Tom appeared to be delighted with the day’s shoot as he smiled at Hayley

Friendly: Hayley was seen chatting with a member of the crew who was dressed from head-to-toe in black protective gear

Introduction: Hayley was seen holding the person's gloved hand in one moment

Friendly: Hayley was seen chatting with a member of the crew who was dressed from head-to-toe in black protective gear

Interesting: A camera mounted on a crane that was attached to a car was filming Esai from the side as he ran along the train

Suited and booted: The actor teamed a suede blazer with grey trouers

Interesting: A camera mounted on a crane that was attached to a car was filming Esai from the side as he ran along the train

Meanwhile Hayley is said to have split from her English doctor ex earlier this year. 

A source told The Sun back in December: ‘Tom and Hayley hit it off from day one. Lockdown, and all the difficulties that came with it, brought them even closer and they’ve become fairly inseparable.

‘They’ve been meeting up after hours, and she’s been to his London pad. They get on brilliantly, and both seem very happy.’

MailOnline contacted both Tom and Hayley’s representatives for comment at the time.

Mission: Impossible 7 is scheduled to be released later this year. 

It was claimed in February that location filming on Mission: Impossible 7 had wrapped after a marathon global schedule had been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sparks flying: Hayley and Tom's appearance on set comes four months after romance rumours began between them, with sources saying at the time that filming 'brought them closer'

Romance? A source said of the pair back in December: 'Tom and Hayley hit it off from day one. Lockdown, and all the difficulties that came with it, brought them even closer and they've become fairly inseparable'

Sparks flying: Hayley and Tom’s appearance on set comes four months after romance rumours began between them, with sources saying at the time that filming ‘brought them closer’

Rest: Tom was seen sitting on top of the train at one point as he prepared himself for the action scenes

Looking out for her: Tom watched Hayley as she climbed into the cab of the train

Rest: Tom was seen sitting on top of the train at one point as he prepared himself for the action scenes

At the time, director Christopher McQuarrie posted that production had finished in Abu Dhabi and he was heading ‘back to London for a few finishing touches.’

The delays due to the pandemic, however, mean that Tom’s plan to go straight into filming an eighth Mission: Impossible movie have had to be shelved, Deadline.com reported.

Filming on Mission: Impossible 7 was supposed to start in Italy in February 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed it until July 2020.

Filming began in the UK, moved to Norway and then back to Italy where it ground to a halt once again after 12 crew members tested positive for the coronavirus.  

Almost there: It was claimed in February that location filming on Mission: Impossible 7 had wrapped after a marathon global schedule had been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Delays: Filming on Mission: Impossible 7 was supposed to start in Italy in February 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed it until July 2020

Almost there: It was claimed in February that location filming on Mission: Impossible 7 had wrapped after a marathon global schedule had been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Preparations: Esai was seen walking menacingly over the coals after Hayley and Tom

Preparations: Esai was seen walking menacingly over the coals after Hayley and Tom

Impressive: A helicopter was also seen flying high above them, filming on a camera that had been mounted onto the front of the cockpit

Busy: Tom and Hayley were being filmed from multiple different cameras on set, including from the helicopter

Impressive: A helicopter was also seen flying high above them, filming on a camera that had been mounted onto the front of the cockpit


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