Action man: Tom Cruise looked every inch the action hero as he sprinted across a London rooftop after an ascending helicopter on the set of Mission: Impossible 6... proving his ankle injury is long gone

Tom Cruise sprints across Mission: Impossible 6 London set

Tom Cruise was spotted in east London shooting scenes for Mission: Impossible 6 on Saturday, as he returned to the area where he famously broke his ankle in August last year.

Looking to have fully recovered from the accident, which put filming off for seven weeks, the 55-year-old actor was seen throwing himself wholeheartedly into shooting as he ran across buildings before taking breaks to warm against the January chill.

Shooting scenes atop Blackfriars Station, it seems production staff had taken a more safety-conscious view having previously shot the scenes just metres away on the roof of office block, Baynard House.

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Action man: Tom Cruise looked every inch the action hero as he sprinted across a London rooftop after an ascending helicopter on the set of Mission: Impossible 6... proving his ankle injury is long gone

Action man: Tom Cruise looked every inch the action hero as he sprinted across a London rooftop after an ascending helicopter on the set of Mission: Impossible 6… proving his ankle injury is long gone

Feet firmly on the ground: This time around, the scenes were shot on one long roof, without any daring jumps involved, ensuring the actor didn't have a repeat of the incident last summer [pictured R, as the accident took place]
Feet firmly on the ground: This time around, the scenes were shot on one long roof, without any daring jumps involved, ensuring the actor didn't have a repeat of the incident last summer [pictured R, as the accident took place]

Feet firmly on the ground: This time around, the scenes were shot on one long roof, without any daring jumps involved, ensuring the actor didn’t have a repeat of the incident last summer [pictured R, as the accident took place]

In August, Tom hurt himself as he shot a sequence in which he jumped off the top of a building and went careened into a neighboring wall at an awkward angle, causing the injury, director Christopher McQuarrie told Empire. He detailed to the outlet how the leading man suffered the injury after three previous jumps in the shooting stunt.

‘On the fourth try, he hit the building at a slightly different angle and he broke his ankle,’ the filmmaker said. ‘He knew the instant that he hit the building that his ankle was broken. You can see it on his face… he knew in that instant: “Well, we’re not coming back here. We’re not doing this again today”.’

Paramount, the studio making the film, issued a statement in the wake of the injury indicating that ‘production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery.

On Saturday however, once the cameras were rolling, Tom shed the coat and scarf and was seen darting across the tiled roof, determined to catch the helicopter in the distance that was launching into the sky.

Running to catch up: The film's production was put behind after an ankle injury... but Tom seemed eager to get back into the swing of the physical scenes

Running to catch up: The film’s production was put behind after an ankle injury… but Tom seemed eager to get back into the swing of the physical scenes

Hop, skip...: Tom was seen leaping through the air for the sequence, as the chopper took off above him
Hop, skip...: Tom was seen leaping through the air for the sequence, as the chopper took off above him

Hop, skip…: Tom was seen leaping through the air for the sequence, as the chopper took off above him

Flashback: Back in August, the director of the film vowed not to return to the original location for the scene, after Tom's incident
Flashback: Back in August, the director of the film vowed not to return to the original location for the scene, after Tom's incident

Flashback: Back in August, the director of the film vowed not to return to the original location for the scene, after Tom’s incident

Catch me if you can: Tom seemed to be racing to catch a chopper, which launched off the roof into the grey London skies

Catch me if you can: Tom seemed to be racing to catch a chopper, which launched off the roof into the grey London skies

On location: The scenes were being shot near the Thames somewhere, with Tom running across an industrial-looking building

On location: The scenes were being shot near the Thames somewhere, with Tom running across an industrial-looking building

Sprinting star: Tom hammered the tiles as he chased after the aircraft

Sprinting star: Tom hammered the tiles as he chased after the aircraft

Dressed in his typical Ethan Hunt garb of black jeans and a dark top, the hunky star sprinted across the skyline at high speed – proving his recent injury is way behind him.

The film’s production was put behind after the injury happened at the end of the summer. But the star seemed eager to get back into the swing of the physical scenes on Saturday morning.

TMZ reported back in August that Tom failed a building stunt jump at least twice and came up short while trying to clear a building’s ledge with one hop ‘The hit against the side of the building sounds crushing,’ the article said.

Tom was seen leaping through the air for the sequence, as the chopper took off above him, his steeling action star glint in his eyes.

The scenes were being shot near the Thames, with Tom running across an industrial-looking building. Tom was spotted on the Essex set of Mission: Impossible 6 in October, for the first time since his injury.

That's a wrap: Wrapped up in a black bomber jacket, the Hollywood star, 55, braced himself against the early morning January chill, readying himself for action

That’s a wrap: Wrapped up in a black bomber jacket, the Hollywood star, 55, braced himself against the early morning January chill, readying himself for action

And he's off! Once the cameras were rolling, Tom shed the coat and scarf and was seen darting across the tiled roof, determined to catch the helicopter in the distance that was launching into the sky

And he’s off! Once the cameras were rolling, Tom shed the coat and scarf and was seen darting across the tiled roof, determined to catch the helicopter in the distance that was launching into the sky

Sixth time lucky: Dressed in his typical Ethan Hunt garb of black jeans and a dark top, the hunky star sprinted across the skyline at high speed - proving his recent injury is way behind him

Sixth time lucky: Dressed in his typical Ethan Hunt garb of black jeans and a dark top, the hunky star sprinted across the skyline at high speed – proving his recent injury is way behind him

Much like his sequence on Saturday, he wasn’t interested in taking it slow, filming a different sequence that day involving a helicopter and a truck.

Paramount Pictures announced in August that Tom had been involved in a serious injury while filming Mission: Impossible 6 – breaking his ankle.

The Hollywood Reporter claimed at the time that it would take eight to nine weeks for him to heal but it took only seven. At the time of injury Paramount insisted that the release date of the film, July 27, 2018, will not change – and it looks to still be on track to meet this deadline.

Back with a bang: Much like his sequence on Saturday, Tom wasn't interested in taking it slow when he returned to set in Octovber, filming a different sequence that day involving a helicopter and a truck

Back with a bang: Much like his sequence on Saturday, Tom wasn’t interested in taking it slow when he returned to set in Octovber, filming a different sequence that day involving a helicopter and a truck

No messing around: Paramount Pictures announced in August that Tom had been involved in a serious injury while filming Mission: Impossible 6 - breaking his ankle. The Hollywood Reporter claimed at the time that it would take eight to nine weeks for him to heal but it took only seven
No messing around: Paramount Pictures announced in August that Tom had been involved in a serious injury while filming Mission: Impossible 6 - breaking his ankle. The Hollywood Reporter claimed at the time that it would take eight to nine weeks for him to heal but it took only seven

No messing around: Paramount Pictures announced in August that Tom had been involved in a serious injury while filming Mission: Impossible 6 – breaking his ankle. The Hollywood Reporter claimed at the time that it would take eight to nine weeks for him to heal but it took only seven

Wrapping things up: Tom was assisted with his jacket between takes on the windy rooftop

Wrapping things up: Tom was assisted with his jacket between takes on the windy rooftop

Paramount’s full statement read: ‘During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt.

‘Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery, and the film remains on schedule to open July 27, 2018. Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can’t wait to share the film with everyone next summer.’

Known for his adrenaline fueled set-pieces, the star has been snapped in Paris as well as London for the upcoming flick. While most of the details of the plot of the latest film have been kept tightly under wraps, Skydance Media CEO David Ellison revealed that Tom will be performing the biggest stunt sequence of his career in the film.

Against the clock: While most of the details of the plot of the latest film have been kept tightly under wraps, Skydance Media CEO David Ellison revealed that Tom will be performing the biggest stunt sequence of his career in the film

Against the clock: While most of the details of the plot of the latest film have been kept tightly under wraps, Skydance Media CEO David Ellison revealed that Tom will be performing the biggest stunt sequence of his career in the film

Cutting it fine: The character of Ethan seems to be desperate to reach the get-away chopper

Cutting it fine: The character of Ethan seems to be desperate to reach the get-away chopper

Rooftop consultation: Tom chatted with the crew about the logistics of the scene

Rooftop consultation: Tom chatted with the crew about the logistics of the scene

Stunt man: The upcoming movie is set to be action-packed and Tom is no stranger to getting stuck into stunts for his archive of acting work

Stunt man: The upcoming movie is set to be action-packed and Tom is no stranger to getting stuck into stunts for his archive of acting work

Ellison told Collider: ‘What Tom is doing in this movie I believe will top anything that’s come before. It is absolutely unbelievable—he’s been training for a year.

‘It is going to be, I believe, the most impressive and unbelievable thing that Tom Cruise has done in a movie, and he has been working on it since right after Rogue Nation came out [in 2015]. It’s gonna be mind-blowing.’

The upcoming movie is set to be action-packed and Tom is no stranger to getting stuck into stunts for his archive of acting work.

Taking a breather: The star was sure to rest between strenuous takes

Taking a breather: The star was sure to rest between strenuous takes

New instalment: The film is the sixth in the franchise, following M:I5 in 2015

New instalment: The film is the sixth in the franchise, following M:I5 in 2015

Blockbuster franchise: Prior to this film came Mission: Impossible (1996), Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
Blockbuster franchise: Prior to this film came Mission: Impossible (1996), Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

Blockbuster franchise: Prior to this film came Mission: Impossible (1996), Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

Over the years, he has taken part in many dramatic scenes, including submerging himself in water for six minutes to film an underwater scene of him breaking into a vault for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, being flung around an airplane cabin in zero-gravity for The Mummy and many high-speed car chases.

In one scene for 2004 flick Collateral, Jamie Foxx had to drive his car into one driven by Cruise, but misjudging the speed, Tom was sent flying into the air as his car was flung off set.

Despite suffering a slew of minor injuries – such as hurting his ankle in a scene where fish tanks exploded for the first Mission Impossible movie back in 1996 – and facing a number of near-death moments while carrying out stunts, it hasn’t put Tom off doing them himself.

Prior to this film came Mission: Impossible (1996), Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015).

Taking direction: Despite suffering a slew of minor injuries - such as hurting his ankle in a scene where fish tanks exploded for the first Mission Impossible movie back in 1996 - and facing a number of near-death moments while carrying out stunts, it hasn't put Tom off doing them himself

Taking direction: Despite suffering a slew of minor injuries – such as hurting his ankle in a scene where fish tanks exploded for the first Mission Impossible movie back in 1996 – and facing a number of near-death moments while carrying out stunts, it hasn’t put Tom off doing them himself

Running man: Tom stars alongside Man Of Steel star Henry Cavill in the film, as well as a host of other big names including Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner and The Crown's Vanessa Kirby

Running man: Tom stars alongside Man Of Steel star Henry Cavill in the film, as well as a host of other big names including Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner and The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby

He was previously praised by Rob Alonzo, the film stunt coordinator for Jack Reacher (2012), who said: ‘He is better than most stunt men. He’s an incredible driver, an incredible fighter and stunt performer.

‘He flies planes, he knows how to ride horses, he rides motorcycles, so any director would be lucky to have a guy like that because they can keep the camera on him the whole time and it’s more engaging.’

Tom stars alongside Man Of Steel star Henry Cavill in the film, as well as a host of other big names including Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner and The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby.

Meanwhile, Tom is facing a busy schedule, having confirmed the Top Gun sequel in May, back when he was promoting The Mummy. The long-awaited sequel to 1986’s action film Top Gun will be called Top Gun: Maverick.

Action packed: The new movie has been shooting in Paris and now London

Action packed: The new movie has been shooting in Paris and now London

Scene of the crime: It seemed that Tom was in fact re-shooting the scenes he originally attempted when his accident happened - given that also took place on a riverside London roof
Scene of the crime: It seemed that Tom was in fact re-shooting the scenes he originally attempted when his accident happened - given that also took place on a riverside London roof

Scene of the crime: It seemed that Tom was in fact re-shooting the scenes he originally attempted when his accident happened – given that also took place on a riverside London roof

Back on top: The accident took place on the roof of Baynard House, which is an office block in the Blackfriars district of London - and it seemed Tom was back at the scene of the crime on Saturday

Back on top: The accident took place on the roof of Baynard House, which is an office block in the Blackfriars district of London – and it seemed Tom was back at the scene of the crime on Saturday

Speedy recovery: The Hollywood Reporter claimed at the time that it would take eight to nine weeks for him to heal but it took only seven

Speedy recovery: The Hollywood Reporter claimed at the time that it would take eight to nine weeks for him to heal but it took only seven

Back on track: At the time of injury Paramount insisted that the release date of the film, July 27, 2018, will not change - and it looks to still be on track to meet this deadline

Back on track: At the time of injury Paramount insisted that the release date of the film, July 27, 2018, will not change – and it looks to still be on track to meet this deadline

‘I didn’t want a number, you know what I mean?’ the 54-year-old told Access Hollywood while in London on the promotional trail for his current summer thriller, The Mummy. ‘You don’t need a number.’

The A-list stalwart hyped the film in saying, ‘We’re going to have the same tone we did in the first one … aviators are back, the need for speed.

‘We’re going to have big, fast machines. It’s going to be a competition film, like the first one – it’s going to be in the same vein as the first one, but a progression for Maverick.’

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