Daredevil Tom Cruise, 60, parachutes from a mountain while filming tense action scenes for Mission: Impossible in the Lake District

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Tom Cruise surprised hikers this week when he parachuted from a mountain in the Lake District while filming Mission: Impossible 8.

The actor, 60, launched himself off the side of a mountain and paraglided into a field while being filmed by a cameraman.

Tom was joined on location by his co-star Simon Pegg who was spotted watching the action while waiting next to a car.

On location: Tom Cruise surprised hikers this week when he parachuted from a mountain in the Lake District while filming Mission: Impossible 8

On location: Tom Cruise surprised hikers this week when he parachuted from a mountain in the Lake District while filming Mission: Impossible 8

The film star was dressed in a black humper and matching trousers for the scene and was seen chatting with crew members when he touched down.

The stunt wasn't a one-off for Tom as he quickly headed into a helicopter to fly up and have another go.

Charlotte Burton-Delph, who was going for a walk near Buttermere Lake at the time, said she got quite a surprise when she spotted the actor.

She told the Daily Express: 'It was weird to be standing there wtching this movie star who I had seen when I was younger in Top Gun.

Scene: The actor, 60, launched himself off the side of a mountain and paraglided into a field while being filmed by a cameraman

Scene: The actor, 60, launched himself off the side of a mountain and paraglided into a field while being filmed by a cameraman

Stunt: The film star was dressed in a black humper and matching trousers for the scene

Stunt: The film star was dressed in a black humper and matching trousers for the scene

Cast: Tom was joined on location by his co-star Simon Pegg who was spotted watching the action while waiting next to a car

Cast: Tom was joined on location by his co-star Simon Pegg who was spotted watching the action while waiting next to a car

'Me and Adrian were thinking, "Oh my God it's Tom Cruise! Look at him - he's amazing!' 

Tom, who plays Ethan Hunt in the franchise, reportedly apologised for ruining a couple's hike while filming the scene. 

Jason and Sarah Haygarth were going for a walk nearby when they spotted the production crew's helicopter.

'Toward the end of the walk, last peak, we start seeing helicopters coming up a ravine and dropping people off the top… We were like, this didn't seem right,' Jason told Extra.

Production: The film star was seen chatting with members of the crew in between takes for the upcoming action flick

Production: The film star was seen chatting with members of the crew in between takes for the upcoming action flick 

Tense: Simon was seen leaping from a car and running through the field during filming

Tense: Simon was seen leaping from a car and running through the field during filming 

Action: The stunt wasn't a one-off for Tom as he quickly headed into a helicopter to fly up and have another go

Action: The stunt wasn't a one-off for Tom as he quickly headed into a helicopter to fly up and have another go

Casual: Simon, who plays Benji Dunn in the franchise, wrapped up in a black bomber jacket and a pair of fark trousers

Casual: Simon, who plays Benji Dunn in the franchise, wrapped up in a black bomber jacket and a pair of fark trousers 

Spotted: Charlotte Burton-Delph, who was going for a walk near Buttermere Lake at the time, said she got quite a surprise when she spotted the actor

Spotted: Charlotte Burton-Delph, who was going for a walk near Buttermere Lake at the time, said she got quite a surprise when she spotted the actor

'We found out the people, they were the cameramen. When we came to the peak, we got stopped by what must have been a production team member, saying, "You can't go. We're going to land the helicopter off the top…" So we took a selfie,' he said.

After the choppers landed, the couple continued on their way where they ran into Tom strapping on a paraglider.

'I could tell it was him straight away,' Sarah said. 'By the time we got there, people were talking about Mission: Impossible was being filmed … but I was expecting a stunt double.'

She told the Daily Express: 'It was weird to be standing there wtching this movie star who I had seen when I was younger in Top Gun'

She told the Daily Express: 'It was weird to be standing there wtching this movie star who I had seen when I was younger in Top Gun'

She added: 'Me and Adrian were thinking, "Oh my God it's Tom Cruise! Look at him - he's amazing!'

She added: 'Me and Adrian were thinking, "Oh my God it's Tom Cruise! Look at him - he's amazing!'

Woops: Tom, who plays Ethan Hunt in the franchise, reportedly apologised for ruining a couple's hike while filming the scene

Woops: Tom, who plays Ethan Hunt in the franchise, reportedly apologised for ruining a couple's hike while filming the scene

Surprise: Jason and Sarah Haygarth were going for a walk nearby when they spotted the production crew's helicopter

Surprise: Jason and Sarah Haygarth were going for a walk nearby when they spotted the production crew's helicopter

Jason told Extra: 'Toward the end of the walk, last peak, we start seeing helicopters coming up a ravine and dropping people off the top… We were like, this didn't seem right'

Jason told Extra: 'Toward the end of the walk, last peak, we start seeing helicopters coming up a ravine and dropping people off the top… We were like, this didn't seem right'

They added: 'We found out the people, they were the cameramen. When we came to the peak, we got stopped by what must have been a production team member, saying, "You can't go. We're going to land the helicopter off the top…" So we took a selfie'

They added: 'We found out the people, they were the cameramen. When we came to the peak, we got stopped by what must have been a production team member, saying, "You can't go. We're going to land the helicopter off the top…" So we took a selfie'

'He apologized first for the noise,' Jason added. '"Sorry, guys, I know we spoiled your walk with the noise." And then he said, "I like your dog."'

'We asked, "What are you doing ?" Then he said, "I'm going to jump off." I was like, "You're going to do what?" He said, "I'm going to jump off." Just before he jumped off, he said, "See ya! Hopefully this goes well," and we said, "Good luck, Tom."

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One has a current release date of July 14, 2023.

The film, the seventh in the franchise, will star Tom alongside Hayley Atwell, Hot Fuzz star Simon Pegg, Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson and The Princess Bride star Cary Elwes.

Sarah said: 'After the choppers landed, the couple continued on their way where they ran into Tom strapping on a paraglider. 'I could tell it was him straight away'

Sarah said: 'After the choppers landed, the couple continued on their way where they ran into Tom strapping on a paraglider. 'I could tell it was him straight away'

She added: 'By the time we got there, people were talking about Mission: Impossible was being filmed … but I was expecting a stunt double'

She added: 'By the time we got there, people were talking about Mission: Impossible was being filmed … but I was expecting a stunt double' 

Date: Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One has a current release date of July 14, 2023

Date: Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One has a current release date of July 14, 2023

Blockbuster: The film, the seventh in the franchise, will star Tom alongside Hayley Atwell, Hot Fuzz star Simon Pegg, Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson and The Princess Bride star Cary Elwes

Blockbuster: The film, the seventh in the franchise, will star Tom alongside Hayley Atwell, Hot Fuzz star Simon Pegg, Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson and The Princess Bride star Cary Elwes

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Tom Cruise, 60, parachutes from mountain while filming Mission: Impossible in the Lake District 

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