IN PICTURES: 25 images of Tom Cruise filming Mission Impossible 7 on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Hollywood A-Lister Tom Cruise, 58, was all smiles this week as he headed to rural North Yorkshire during filming of his latest blockbuster, Mission Impossible 7.

Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwood at Levisham

The action, which takes place on the back of a specially designed train carriage, is being filmed at the normally tranquil Levisham Station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Photographer Richard Ponter captured the megastar while filming with co-star Hayley Atwood.

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Security at Levisham Station
Sharing a joke during filming
The filming takes place on the back of a specially designed train carriage
Heading for lunch with director Chris McQuarrie
The film crew are distinctive in their high-vis jackets
A source said there are around 300 crew members in total
Tom Cruise looking back towards Levisham station
Levisham Station
Hayley Atwell eyes the equipment for her stunt
A friendly wave for reporters at Levisham Station
Dozens of people are involved in setting up the shot
Hayley Atwell with Tom Cruise in the background
A friendly wave for those hoping to catch a glimpse of the man himself
Walking back for lunch
Hayley Atwell being fitted with her safety harness
Hayley Atwell climbs down from the carriage
Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell
A wave for the Scarborough News