Tom Cruise surprises a family with a free ride in his helicopter


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Tom Cruise surprised a delighted family on Monday as his helicopter landed in their garden.

The 59-year-old actor is currently in the UK filming the latest Mission: Impossible film - and his latest stint took him to Alison Webb's Warwickshire garden.

The family lapped up the Hollywood royalty's arrival, after previously being told an unnamed VIP needed somewhere to land as a result of Coventry Airport being temporarily closed.

Guess who! Tom Cruise surprised a family in Warwickshire on Monday with a free ride in his helicopter... after landing in their garden

Not only did the three-time Golden Globe winner pose for pictures, he gave a ride in his helicopter - for free - to Alison's children and their friends.

At present, the star is filming at Birmingham's Grand Central with co-star Hayley Atwell. 

Alison was informed that her field was required for a helicopter to land for an 'unnamed VIP who was running late', as the nearby airport was temporarily closed.

Big entrance: The family lapped up the Hollywood royalty's arrival, after previously being told an unnamed VIP needed somewhere to land as a result of Coventry Airport being closed

In a BBC report, Alison revealed: 'I thought it would be kind of cool for the kids to see the helicopter land in the garden.

'He [Tom Cruise] basically arrived and got out and it was like "Wow".'  

'He went straight over to the children for a chat, then came over and elbow bumped us and said thank you very much.' 

Land incoming: Alison Webb was informed that her field was required for a helicopter to land for an 'unnamed VIP who was running late'

Views: The actor didn't hesitate offering the free helicopter ride to Alicia's children, his pilot taking them for a fly as he attended a meeting

The father-of-three didn't hesitate offering the free helicopter ride to Alicia's children, his pilot taking them for a fly as he attended a meeting. 

Alison described the day as 'incredible' and 'surreal', whilst struggling to believe it happened. 

Tom famously performs all his own stunts in his action movies - and it seems all the skydiving and free-running left him feeling famished on Saturday night.

A little hungry? Tom famously performs all his own stunts in his action movies - and it seems all the skydiving and free-running left him feeling famished on Saturday night

He scoffed not one but two Chicken Tikka Masalas costing £19.45 each amid shooting the upcoming Mission: Impossible 7 in Birmingham.

The actor took to Newhall Street in the 'city of a thousand trades' where he spent two hours at the Indian restaurant Asha's, before leaving staff a generous £60 tip. 

A socially distanced snap taken by his own security guard showed the Top Gun star donning a navy knitted sweater, which he combined with a pair of jeans. 

Currying good favour: Employees of the business soon took to the Asha's Twitter page to share the exciting news of having a served up their grub to a Hollywood A-Lister

With a matching jacket in-hand, Tom grinned alongside three suited-and-booted members of staff from the eatery. 

Employees of the business soon took to the Asher's Twitter page to share the exciting news of having a served up their grub to a Hollywood A-Lister. 

'It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Tom Cruise to Asha's Birmingham yesterday evening,' they began. 

'Tom ordered our famous Chicken Tikka Masala and enjoyed it so much that as soon as he had finished, he ordered it all over again - The greatest compliment.' 

Mission: Impossible 7 is set to be released on May 27th, 2022. 

On set: Mission: Impossible 7 is set to be released on May 27th, 2022.