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Pictures: Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike at Jack Reacher premiere

Rosumund Pike braved the cold at the premiere of Jack Reacher. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire Rosumund Pike braved the cold at the premiere of Jack Reacher. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
7:06 AM

Tom Cruise said playing heroic loner Jack Reacher was “easy” because it reminded him of his own life.

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Tom Cruise arriving for the premiere of Jack Reacher at the Odeon Leicester Square. Picture: Ian West/PA WireTom Cruise arriving for the premiere of Jack Reacher at the Odeon Leicester Square. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

The Top Gun star spent hours meeting fans at the premiere of his new film in London’s Leicester Square last night.

Jack Reacher is based on One Shot - one of a series of best-selling novels by Lee Child about the eponymous former soldier turned drifter who travels the United States dealing out his own brand of justice.

Cruise said: “It was easy, it was just a great character to play.

“That’s kind of my life actually, you know.

Tom Cruise signs autographs for fans. Picture: Ian West/PA WireTom Cruise signs autographs for fans. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

“Making movies I’m here in London for four months and I shoot in Pittsburgh, Baton Rouge and Italy.

“I spend that kind of life making movies.”

Child - real name Jim Grant - said he knew Cruise was the right man for the role when he saw him carry on with work on set despite a serious hand injury.

The author, who was born in Coventry and grew up in Birmingham, said: “He’s reckless like Reacher.”

(From left) Robert Duvall, film director Christopher McQuarrie, Rosumund Pike, Lee Child and David Oyelowo. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire(From left) Robert Duvall, film director Christopher McQuarrie, Rosumund Pike, Lee Child and David Oyelowo. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Cruise’s co-star Rosamund Pike braved the cold in a back-baring yellow full-length dress, while her male co-stars decided to layer up in suits to avoid the chill.

She said she loved working with Cruise, who she described as “the greatest movie star of my lifetime”.

She said: “I was on my stomach watching Top Gun aged 12, 13 and it was very exciting to work with a guy who is still on top of his game, and into the room walks the man who created all those iconic parts and he doesn’t disappoint on any level.”

Others at the premiere included racing driver Lewis Hamilton and his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, whose contestant James Arthur won The X Factor at the weekend, James May and The Stig, David Haye; actor Bill Nighy, and sailor Ben Ainslie.

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