Tom Cruise was performing more stunts for Mission: Impossible 6 just six months after breaking his ankle on set.


Cruise was spotted in London on Feb. 9 outside of the famed St. Paul’s Cathedral – the church was closed to the public, giving the actor and film crew free reign over the area. The actor, 55, is known for performing all of his own stunts, including flying helicopters and hanging from moving airplanes.

This time around, the stunt was less intense, and featured him running at high-speed up the monument’s steps as police chased him. Plot-wise, it is unclear what Cruise is doing in London – it appears that U.S. government operative Ethan Hunt, played by Cruise, found himself in a sticky situation breaking into the church, as he is known to do.

Between takes, the actor was seen biting his lip and wearing a large black puffy coat to keep warm.

Last August, Cruise hurt himself when he jumped from the top of a building onto a neighboring wall, and ended up breaking his ankle when he landed at an awkward angle. Director Christopher McQuarrie told Empire that it was Cruise’s fourth attempt at the jump because the actor wanted the scene to look perfect.

“On the fourth try, he hit the building at a slightly different angle and he broke his ankle,” the filmmaker said. “He knew the instant that he hit the building that his ankle was broken. You can see it on his face… he knew in that instant: ‘Well, we’re not coming back here. We’re not doing this again today.'”

Production on the film went on hiatus for two months as the actor recovered, and M:I6 is slated to hit theaters on July 27. The team just put out the first full trailer this week – see it below.

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