Tom Cruise battles a riot in Trafalgar Square during Mission Impossible 8 filming as London is filled with soldiers and police for action packed scene

Tom Cruise was spotted fighting a riot in London’s Trafalgar Square on Sunday as filming continued for Mission Impossible: 8.

The actor, 61, has been spotted across Britain in recent months as production on the iconic film franchise gets under way.

London was filled with American soldiers and police for the action-packed scene in which Tom was seen outside a purpose-built tube station.

A green army tank stood outside the station as Tom’s character, Ethan Hunt, met Benji Dunn, played by Simon Pegg.

The pair shook hands, with Tom wearing a black leather jacket and Simon in a tan blazer.

Tom Cruise, 61, was spotted fighting a riot in London’s Trafalgar Square on Sunday during filming for Mission Impossible: 8 sequel

His character, Ethan Hunt, met Benji Dunn, played by Simon Pegg, as the pair shook hands

His character, Ethan Hunt, met Benji Dunn, played by Simon Pegg, as the pair shook hands

The actor was recently back in Britain to film the eighth episode of Mission Impossible and was spotted in the heart of Westminster, just a few roads away from Downing Street.

The untitled film – which will likely be called Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two – is scheduled for release on May 23, 2025, after Dead Reckoning Part One was released last July.

MI:8 was supposed to hit theaters this summer, but production had already been postponed due to the Hollywood writers’ strike.

Production on the eighth film was originally halted so the cast could promote part one, but then the strike began causing further delays.

The Mission: Impossible film series began in 1996 and is based on the 1966 television series of the same name.

In addition to starring Tom, the eighth film will also see the return of stars Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff and Vanessa Kirby.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One underperformed at the box office compared to the previous films in the franchise, despite Tom’s attempts to extend the series.

Tom has been combining work and play during his time in Europe, and even partied the night away with his friends the Beckhams at Victoria’s 50th birthday party on Saturday evening.

The actor has been spotted across Britain in recent months as production on the iconic film franchise gets under way

The actor has been spotted across Britain in recent months as production on the iconic film franchise gets under way

Tom and Simon shook hands, with Tom wearing a black leather jacket and Simon in a tan blazer

Tom and Simon shook hands, with Tom wearing a black leather jacket and Simon in a tan blazer

London was filled with American soldiers and police for the action-packed scene in which Tom was seen outside a purpose-built tube station

London was filled with American soldiers and police for the action-packed scene in which Tom was seen outside a purpose-built tube station

There was a green army tank outside the station

There was a green army tank outside the station

The untitled film - which will likely be called Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two - is scheduled for release on May 23, 2025.

The untitled film – likely to be called Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two – is scheduled for release on May 23, 2025.

MI:8 was supposed to hit theaters this summer, but production had already been postponed due to the Hollywood writers' strike.

MI:8 was supposed to hit theaters this summer, but production had already been postponed due to the Hollywood writers’ strike.

Production on the eighth film was originally halted so the cast could promote part one, but then the strike began causing further delays.

Production on the eighth film was originally halted so the cast could promote part one, but then the strike began causing further delays.

While he was a VIP guest at Victoria’s, Tom missed his daughter Suri’s 18th birthday last week.

Tom has been estranged from his youngest child since 2013, a year after he and her mother, Katie Holmes, divorced.

Suri’s 18th birthday also marks the end of Tom’s reported $400,000 per year child support payment to Katie under their divorce agreement.

The Top Gun actor’s last photo out and about with his daughter was a trip to Disneyland in 2012, the year his divorce from Katie was finalized.

At the time of their divorce, it was reported that Katie had chosen to end the couple’s marriage due to the fear of raising her daughter as a Scientologist – the religion to which Tom has been devoted for decades.

Last year it was announced that Suri hopes to study fashion in New York from September.

A source told Dailymail.com: β€œSuri is applying to schools everywhere. [Katie] really wants her to stay in New York so they can be close to each other.

‘Katie is very proud of her, but is also extremely overprotective.’

While Suri is looking forward to her future career, Tom is still giving it his all.

The Hollywood star has spent the past few weeks in Britain filming Mission Impossible 8.

The Mission: Impossible film series began in 1996 and is based on the 1966 television series of the same name

The Mission: Impossible film series began in 1996 and is based on the 1966 television series of the same name

In addition to Tom, the eighth film will also see the return of stars Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff and Vanessa Kirby.

In addition to Tom, the eighth film will also see the return of stars Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff and Vanessa Kirby.

Tom has been combining work and play during his long trip to Europe, and even partied the night away with his friends, the Beckhams, at Victoria's 50th birthday bash on Saturday evening.

Tom has been combining work and play during his long trip to Europe, and even partied the night away with his friends, the Beckhams, at Victoria’s 50th birthday bash on Saturday evening.

The untitled film – which will likely be called Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two – is scheduled for release on May 23, 2025, after Dead Reckoning Part One was released last July.

MI:8 was supposed to hit theaters this summer, but production had already been postponed due to the Hollywood writers’ strike.

Production on the eighth film was originally halted so the cast could promote part one, but then the strike began causing further delays.

Scenes for the eighth installment were shot in Derbyshire, Surrey and central London, at landmarks including the Natural History Museum in Kensington and Westminster Bridge.