Tom Cruise beckons fans over for photos as he arrives by helicopter in field near Milton Keynes ahead of Mission Impossible filming

The film star landed in a sports field yesterday afternoon - and it's rumoured he might return today

By Joanna Gravett
Thursday, 13th May 2021, 1:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th May 2021, 7:30 pm

It's official! Movie star Tom Cruise has been sighted in Heath and Reach this week, as he posed for photos with residents before heading off to film Mission: Impossible 7.

The actor was pictured standing with residents in Heath and Reach Sports Field yesterday (Wednesday) at 2.30pm, after he landed there via helicopter.

Leighton Buzzard eyewitness Dave Burton, 64, was there to capture the special moment. He said: "He landed and I started walking towards the helicopter. There were about 20 to 50 people. Then he started to beckon to somebody, asking them to come and take a picture - a lot of people were standing back, being respectful.

Tom Cruise beckoned fans over. Photo: Dave Burton

"He had his mask on, and he would point to the ground and say 'stand there'. He kept saying that he only had a couple of minutes, but he made sure that everyone who wanted a picture got one!", Dave told our sister paper the Leighton Buzzard Observer.

"A lot of people were saying that he was a wonderful actor.

"After the pictures, he said: 'Thank you, have a good day', and off he went."

He was then driven to the set inside the LB Silica Sand quarry in Bryants Lane, and it is rumoured that he will be arriving again at a similar time this afternoon.