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Tom Cruise rang in his 59th birthday by cheering on England in the Euros.
The Mission Impossible star celebrated his milestone birthday with a number of his nearest and dearest pals as they watched England trump Ukraine in his London Home.
The Hollywood star, who owns a plush pad in Biggin Hill on the outskirts of London, was made up with the final result as England thrashed Ukraine 4-0 in the epic quarter-final match.
A source told The Sun that Tom was particularly overjoyed with the result due to the fact the UK holds such a special place in his heart.
It comes as the actor relocated to London last summer to film two back-to-back Mission: Impossible films — the seventh and eighth instalments of the franchise.
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The insider revealed: “The nation has been swept up with football fever and Tom is no exception — he’s been gripped.
“He turned 59 on Saturday and had mates around to watch the big game as his way of celebrating. Obviously, the result made it even better.
“He’s American but he has spent so much time here and has English heritage.”
And Tom’s new home in Biggin Hill has seemingly proved to be a place of peace and harmony amid his busy filming schedule which has been riddled with setbacks throughout the past year.
Tom’s new home in Biggin Hill has seemingly proved to be a place of peace and harmony amid his busy filming schedule
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“Tom has only recently moved to this new home, which feels like it’s practically in the countryside. He sees it as his rural bolt-hole, away from the hustle and bustle of London where he had been before,” the source explained.
It comes as the production of Mission Impossible 7 and 8 has been hit with major delays and problems due to the ongoing global pandemic as the movies attempt to film scenes around the world.
Last month, the production schedule was thrown into chaos yet again due to a Covid outbreak.
At the time, a number of crew members suggested they suspected Tom was the possible cause of the postponement.
A source told The Sun: “Everyone on the set was told that filming was being stopped again because of a positive test.
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“Now people are speculating that he could have come into contact with the person who tested positive."
The latest setback on the Hollywood production comes down to timing.
Last week, Tom and his team were just 21 days to wrap up the production of the two movies to avoid further costly delays.
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