Tom Cruise stops London traffic for Mission: Impossible stunt

Tom Cruise has brought part of central London to a standstill as he sprinted across the roof of a rail bridge for the latest Mission: Impossible movie.

55-year-old actor could be seen darting across Thames river over several takes while helicopter filmed scene

Actor Tom Cruise runs along the rooftop of Blackfriars station during filming for the new Mission Impossible 6 film in London Saturday. (John Stillwell/The Associated Press)

Tom Cruise has brought part of central London to a standstill as he sprinted across the roof of a rail bridge for the latest Mission: Impossible movie.

Traffic was halted Saturday on Blackfriars Bridge and boats were kept from the area as the film star performed the stunt over the Thames River. A low-flying helicopter was filming the scene.

Below him, trains continued passing through the Blackfriars train station as normal.

Cruise, 55, could be seen darting south across the river over several takes. The star is known for performing his own stunts.