Tom Cruise reportedly made a secret trip to thank NHS workers while on a break from filming in London.

The Mission: Impossible star, 58, is said to have visited the vaccination centre at the ExCel Centre in East London on Thursday.

The report from The Sun comes as Tom's filming for Mission: Impossible 7 has faced numerous setbacks amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

A source told the paper: "It’s well known that Tom has been properly hammered by Covid as he tried to complete work on his next blockbuster.

"He told his team he wanted to pay his personal tribute to frontline health staff who have helped get movies back on track."

Actor Tom Cruise wearing a face mask on the set of the film Mission Impossible 7 shot in Via Nazionale
Tom Cruise is reported to have made a visit to the Excel Centre in East London to thank NHS frontline workers on Thursday

They added that the staff were shocked to see Tom on his visit and he wanted to keep it a secret so as to surprise them.

"The world had heard his rant at crew on set and that proved just how seriously he has taken the pandemic," added the source.

The Mirror has reached out to representatives of Tom Cruise for comment on this story.

US actor Tom Cruise is pictured during the filming of Mission: Impossible 7 on October 6, 2020 in Rome
Tom Cruise has faced various setbacks to filming Mission: Impossible 7 because of the Covid-19 pandemic
Tom was previously snapped on set of the upcoming blockbuster while filming in Rome last October
Tom was previously snapped on set of the upcoming blockbuster while filming in Rome last October

Tom made headlines last year following a the release of a recording of what appeared to be an explosive outburst from the actor over the importance social distancing on set.

Filming on the next Mission: Impossible film is currently underway in the UK, which will see Tom reprise his role as IMF agent Ethan Hunt.

Other stars reprising their roles as Ethan's allies in their franchise include Ving Rhames as his friend Luther Stickell, Simon Pegg as tech-savvy Benji Dunn, and Rebecca Ferguson as the enigmatic Ilsa Faust.

Tom Cruise made headlines for what appeared to be a recorded rant from the set of MI7 filming where he spoke about social distancing measures
Tom Cruise made headlines for what appeared to be a recorded rant from the set of MI7 filming where he spoke about social distancing measures

Other faces returning to the series include Vanessa Kirby as arms dealer Alanna 'The White Widow' Mitsopolis, Frederick Schmidt as her brother Zola, Angela Bassett as CIA director Erika Sloane, and Henry Czerny as former IMF director Eugene Kittridge.

New cast members who will appear in the new franchise entry include Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, and Pom Klementieff.

Filming began in February last year and has taken place across Europe in Italy, Norway, Poland, and the UK.

Mission: Impossible 7 is due to be released in cinemas on November 19, 2021, with a release on streaming service Paramount+ to follow on January 3, 2022.

Tom Cruise (front) with Simon Pegg (left), Rebecca Ferguson (second from left) and Ving Rhames (right)
Mission: Impossible 7 reunites Tom (front) with Simon Pegg (left), Rebecca Ferguson (second from left) and Ving Rhames (right)
US actor Tom Cruise and British-US actress Hayley Atwell are pictured during the filming of Mission: Impossible 7 in Rome
Tom was pictured filming alongside new franchise addition Hayley Atwell in Rome

It had originally been due for release on July 23, but had to be delayed due to various issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

A direct sequel, Mission: Impossible 8, is due for release on November 4, 2022.

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