Tom Cruise waves to fans as he films freight train scene for Mission: Impossible 7 on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Tom Cruise waved to fans who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the Hollywood star as he filmed on location on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway today.

The actor, 58, is in the area to shoot scenes for his upcoming project Mission: Impossible 7, which is scheduled for release in May 2022.

Location shoots have already taken place in Venice, Rome, Surrey and Norway, and it is thought the current travel restrictions may have forced changes to the schedule.

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The crew hired Levisham Station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which is currently closed to the public, and the sidings were used for the filming.

Tom Cruise arrives on set

Two freight locomotives could be seen alongside several crew members.

Cruise was also seen in Pickering yesterday and a helicopter associated with the shoot flew over Scarborough, and he was photographed on the set by dog walkers and a local B&B owner.

The star was recognisable despite wearing a nondescript black outfit and a face covering.

Cruise arrives at the heritage railway
Crew members on set
The sidings at Levisham being used for filming
The shoot took place at Levisham