Tom Cruise injured filming Mission: Impossible 6 stunt in London

The 55-year-old actor is famous for insisting on doing almost all of his own stunts

Clarisse Loughrey
Monday 14 August 2017 08:45 BST
Tom Cruise injured after slamming into building during Mission Impossible 6 stunt in London (DO NOT EMBED)

Tom Cruise has been injured while filming a stunt for Mission: Impossible 6 in London.

Footage obtained by TMZ shows the actor attempting to leap from rigging onto the ledge of another building, while strapped into a safety harness; he falls short, however, and his body slams into the side of the structure.

Hoisting himself up onto the building's roof, Cruise then starts limping heavily, before nearly collapsing in front of the other crew members. He is then pulled back to the rigging on his harness, where he's then led away off camera, still limping heavily.

The extent of his injuries are not yet known; however, the stunt serves as a reminder of the kinds of frequent risks and sacrifices that go into filmmaking, both for stunt performers and actors who do their own stunt work.

The 55-year-old Cruise is famous for insisting on doing almost all of his own stunts, rare for an A-list actor, particularly since he's demonstrated a certain thrill-seeking approach to his work.

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That includes filming in zero-gravity for the airplane crash scene in The Mummy, clinging to the side of a plane as it's taxiing in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, and scaling Dubai's Burj Khalifa in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

Cruise has already been seen performing several high-octane stunts for Mission: Impossible 6, including driving a motorbike into a car in Paris and parachuting in Oxfordshire.

Mission: Impossible 6 hits UK cinemas 27 July 2018.

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