Tom Cruise scrambles along precipice of Tate Modern chimney for ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ stunt

It's 99 metres tall.

Tom Cruise braved the winds in London yesterday (February 11) while shooting a precarious scene at the top of the Tate Modern’s 99-metre chimney, for the sixth Mission: Impossible film.

The latest instalment in the spy franchise, named Mission: Impossible – Fallout, also stars Vanessa Kirby, Rebecca Ferguson and Henry Cavill.

In recordings and photos of the stunt filmed at the Tate Modern yesterday, we see Cruise in character as Ethan Hunt climbing onto the top of the Tate Modern’s chimney before staring down a helicopter and running towards it. See pictures and footage below.

Tom Cruise on the Tate Modern

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Tom Cruise on the Tate Modern

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Tom Cruise on the Tate Modern

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Tom Cruise on the Tate Modern

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Several London landmarks are set to feature in the film: in January traffic was stopped across and underneath Blackfriars Bridge to allow Cruise to film a scene in which he runs across the top of Blackfriars Railway Bridge. Last week the action star also filmed a leap from St Paul’s Cathedral.

Filming was delayed in August last year when Cruise broke his ankle while filming another scene in London, in which he jumps between two buildings. A video obtained by TMZ showed him jumping from building to building, but missing his landing point and hitting a wall instead. In the footage, he could be seen getting back on his feet, but appeared to be limping heavily. After taking a few steps, he bent double for a few seconds, before limping back to the edge of the building. 

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is set to be released on July 27, 2018.