Is film star Tom Cruise currently shooting scenes at Heath and Reach quarry?

Have you spotted Mr Cruise or his co-stars in the area?

Friday, 30th April 2021, 12:35 pm
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 12:36 pm

The LBO understands that filming has now begun at L. B. Silica Sand quarry, and with Tom Cruise recently filming Mission: Impossible 7 in Yorkshire, could he soon be on his way or even in Heath and Reach at this very moment?

In March, the LBO reported that a film crew would be arriving at the Bryants Lane quarry this spring to work on a project entitled: 'LIBRA', claimed by several entertainment news outlets to be the working title of the new Mission: Impossible film.

Heath and Reach Parish Council had posted a letter from the film company's assistant location manager, Jack Leary, on its Facebook page, which explained that filming activity would take place over five nights from Monday, April 26 to Saturday, May 1.

Tom Cruise. Photo: Getty Images.

This week, the LBO contacted both Mr Leary and Heath and Reach Parish Council for an update on filming and to see if they could confirm if it is Mission: Impossible 7, and whether Mr Cruise was in the area, but neither were able to comment.

So, with everyone staying tight-lipped, the mystery continues! Have you seen Mr Cruise in the village - and if it's not Mission: Impossible 7 - what is being filmed at the quarry?

We do know that filming has already started for Mission: Impossible 7.

On April 24, our sister title, The Yorkshire Post, reported: "Presenter George Ward, of Local TV, headed up to Pickering in North Yorkshire to try catch a glimpse of the 58-year-old movie star.

Tom Cruise: Getty Images.

"Mr Cruise smiled and waved at the group of onlookers, and George asked him what its like to be in Yorkshire.

"Cheerfully responding, Tom said: 'Lovely. Wonderful.

"'We love it. It's beautiful.'"

The report continued: "Sarah Jones, 46, said it was a ‘lovely surprise’ to see the actor arrive by helicopter while she was on her daily walk with her dog.

"She said the actor was ‘extremely friendly’ and waved at the group of dog walkers who happened to be on the same field during his landing."

On Tuesday (April 27), Mission: Impossible director Christopher McQuarrie posted on Instagram: "What would Mission be without a bit of local color? Our sincerest thanks to North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the Office of Rail and Road, Eddie Draper, Riley’s & GB Rail Freight and, of course, the incredibly lovely and welcoming people of Levisham.

"We had an amazing week (and remarkably fair weather) in fabulous Yorkshire. We’ll be back for one last bit of mischief in short order. #MI7MI8."

Last year, the Radio Times announced that Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 were filming back-to-back, and were originally set to release in the UK on July 23, 2021 and August 5, 2022 respectively.

However, it stated that due to coronavirus, the seventh film’s release date had been pushed back to November 2021.

We've previously had sightings of a Wookie at Ivinghoe Beacon, but knowing the whereabouts of Tom Cruise is turning into Mission: Impossible!

If you spot Mr Cruise or any of his co-stars, let us know! Alternatively, if you know that they are shooting something else, please tell us more and help us solve the mystery.