Tom Cruise poses for a socially-distanced selfie with fans as he lands via helicopter for Mission: Impossible 7 filming in the outskirts of London

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He reportedly recently had to call security to deal with trespassers breaking into the huge Mission: Impossible 7 set in Yorkshire.

Yet Tom Cruise appeared in good spirits on Wednesday as he posed for a socially-distanced selfie with fans after landing via helicopter in the outskirts of London.

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The actor, 58, wore a protective black face mask amid the pandemic as he arrived near another Mission: Impossible 7 film set.

Tom wore a cosy blue cable knit jumper which he teamed with dark denim jeans and brown biker boots.

Fans appeared to be shocked by the actor’s arrival via helicopter as they stopped to take socially-distanced selfies in the sprawling field. 

It comes after Tom reportedly had to call security to deal with trespassers breaking into the huge Mission: Impossible 7 set in Yorkshire.

The movie has been filming in the village of Stoney Middleton in Derbyshire, with the movie using Darlton Quarry for some of the stunt scenes. 

A source told The Sun that because the area is so large, it has been difficult to seal it off and stop daredevil’s from trying to climb the production’s equipment. 

They explained: ‘So trespassers have been getting in and attempting to scale the rigs and equipment set up for the stunts.

‘Police were called to one incident last week and then Tom was forced to take action when it happened again.

‘Extra security might have to be drafted in… Along with it being a safety nightmare, Tom and the team don’t want any delays to filming.’

The second incident mentioned by the source reportedly involved two intruders ‘clambering’ all over the set, however security were on site to get them off.

MailOnline contacted Tom Cruise’s representative for further comment at the time. 

Last month, the cast and crew of Mission: Impossible 7 were seen prepping an action sequence with a moving train – however it was almost derailed by angry locals.

Tom was spotted squaring off in an epic fight atop a moving train with the sequel’s villain, played by Esai Morales, while filming in North Yorkshire.

For the scene, the team have reportedly built a track which stops over the old quarry, with the train said to go hurtling off the tracks and fall 160 feet into a water tank, while Cruise’s Ethan Hunt and Morales’ unnamed villain fight atop the locomotive.  

However, The Sun reported that the production team received complaints from a local couple who claimed the shoot would ‘shatter the tranquillity’ of the area.  

The filming application was objected by retired couple, Elizabeth Longbottom, 80, a former health visitor, and her husband Robin, 76, a retired surveyor.

‘This is an area of beauty and tranquillity — and that’s going to be shattered when Mr Cruise and his team turn up. He means nothing to me, it’s 46 years since my husband and I went to the cinema,’ Elizabeth said.  

Robin added: ‘I assume the film company are paying handsomely for the privilege of disrupting everyone’s lives.’

The couple’s objection also added that they felt the scene, ‘could be done more economically and with less disturbance by being digitally generated.’

While there were others that objected to the shoot, the Peak District National Park Authority approved the application, while the production company Jupiter Springs promised to keep the disruption to a minimum. 

Mission: Impossible 7 filming has been hit with several set backs and delays amid the Covid pandemic, with it shooting on location in Italy, the UK and Norway.

And in December it was reported that five crew members  had ‘quit after Tom launched into two rants.

The actor was said to have given staff a dressing down after he caught them breaking UK Covid rules at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.

A source claimed after news of the first outburst was made public, there was ‘more anger’ at the already ‘tense’ production.

An insider said: ‘Tension has been building for months and this was the final straw. Since it became public there has been more anger and several staff have walked.

‘But Tom just can’t take any more after all the lengths they have gone to just to keep filming at all. He’s upset others aren’t taking it as seriously as him.’

They added that it was Tom who feels responsible for the production after putting so much time and money into ensuring precautions are in place so the team can film. 

It was previously reported that the Hollywood star scolded workers who flouted social distancing rules while filming at Warner Bros. Studios.

MailOnline contacted Tom’s representatives for further comment at the time.    

Mission: Impossible 7 is currently slated for release on May 27, 2022, with Mission: Impossible 8 expected to follow on July 7, 2023. 

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