Tom Cruise movie filming causes London roads to shut down

11:30 26 November 2012

Tom Cruise caused disruption to locals while filming. File picture: PA

Tom Cruise caused disruption to locals while filming. File picture: PA

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Tom Cruise brought London to a near standstill for three hours on Sunday as he filmed scenes from his latest movie.

‘All You Need Is Kill’ was filmed at Trafalgar Square, resulting in the shut down of a number of surrounding streets.

Tourists and resident were left angry as it meant they were unable to visit the sights and trapped in road closures.

Louise Allain, of Westminster, said: “I wanted to get to Mass this morning but Trafalgar Square was closed.

Thanks for nothing, Tom.”

Visitor Mary Lamont said, to The Sun newspaper: “I can’t believe the whole of central London has been closed just because of a film.”

While filming the scenes, Tom made a spectacular entrance in an RAF Puma helicopter, which landed in the tourist hotspot under Nelson’s Column.

The square was also full of armoured vehicles for the dramatic movie shoot.

A Westminster City spokesman admitted Londoners would not benefit financially from the filming - although he added: “It raises the profile of the city and is good for tourism.”

Tom has spent the past few months in the UK filming the movie.

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