AceShowbiz - Tom Cruise has reportedly side-stepped the British Government's new quarantine measures by flying into the U.K. just hours before new rules for visitors came into play.
Cruise is believed to have landed at Biggin Hill airport outside of London on Sunday, June 07 ahead of resuming filming on "Mission: Impossible VII" - just hours before U.K. government rules requiring anyone entering the country to spend 14 days in isolation came into effect.
According to editors at British newspaper The Sun, the "Top Gun" star beat the new quarantine rules, and is now free to resume filming of the new "Mission: Impossible" movie at the blockbuster's set at an abandoned RAF base in rural Oxfordshire.
A source told the publication: "It's no accident Tom arrived on Sunday night - they didn't want their leading man locked away on his own for 14 days."
"There have already been so many delays to the film and everyone is keen to get it up and running at the first possible second - so slipping in before the quarantine rules came in on Monday made sense. Hopefully it will mean the film can get back on track and finished without any more delays."
After arriving on the 11-hour flight from Clearwater, Florida, the 57-year-old was whisked away to luxury rented accommodation in the capital - and will use a helicopter to travel to and from the set during filming breaks.
Shooting on the latest instalment in the action franchise was halted in February, after coronavirus outbreaks prevented filming in Venice, Italy.
Movie bosses have taken over an old Royal Air Force (RAF) site in Oxfordshire where they are reportedly building sets, and a village of high-end trailers so Cruise and the rest of the cast can live there in a pandemic-proof bubble while shooting.