Tom Cruise in furious rant on set of Mission Impossible after he is disturbed by wind blowing branches

AS big-screen hero Ethan Hunt, Tom Cruise has endured more pain, suffering and near-death experiences than almost anyone on the planet.

He has even scaled the world’s highest building — Dubai’s Burj Khalifa at a vertigo-inducing 2,700ft — and clung on to the side of a moving plane playing the Mission Impossible agent.

But the superstar action man met his match while filming in a windy field in North Yorkshire — going into an almighty strop at overhanging branches being blown around.

I guess everyone has their limits.

Those working on the latest outing of the action spy franchise have revealed the Oscar-nominated actor threw a barmy over the noise from the shrubbery as he tried to relax in between scenes.

A film insider said: “There isn’t much Tom can’t put up with. So imagine how baffled everyone was when there was such a fuss made over a tree.

“The branches hanging over were knocking on the roof of the trailer which Tom and some of the other cast had been using.

“Apparently the noise was becoming beyond irritating and they couldn’t stand it any longer. Two local lads were called out to sort out the problem and cut down the offending branches.”

The seventh instalment has been hit by a host of delays due to the pandemic — with the release date twice pushed back.

It is now set to land in May next year, nine months later than originally planned.

But it wasn’t just trees that were grinding Tom’s gears on location in Yorkshire.

My mole added: “Tom is the definition of professional when it comes to making his films and most people are used to his quirks, and really admire his determination.

“But along with the trees, the sets in Yorkshire started to get a bit busy — with fans flocking to try to get a glimpse of Tom and co-star Hayley Atwell.

“At one point two nearby paramedics stopped to get a photograph and were hauled over hot coals by security. They were made to delete their snaps before being sent on their way.

“And on the set it was just as intense. Along with security patrolling there was a team of people called sanitisers whose job was to clean everywhere constantly.

“After previous delays it was made very clear that nothing — and no one — could put back production again.”

At least this time the staffers were spared another of Tom’s furious rants.

The last, in December, saw him screaming that crew members would be “f***ing gone” if they broke Covid safety rules and several staff leaving the production.

At least the foliage can’t storm off.

Andy and Johnny see the light

RAZORLIGHT’s Johnny Borrell and Andy Burrows have patched up their decade-long differences to reunite the original line-up of the band.

Singer Johnny had refused to speak to drummer Andy after he left due to frontman Borrell’s tempestuous ways.

But yesterday the group announced the reunion of the classic line-up – with Bjorn Ågren and Carl Dalemo – and will play a live one-off show on June 2.

Johnny said: “I’m really enjoying reconnecting with Andy and Carl, it’s like getting to know people again. You never want to lose friends.

“It definitely feels good on a personal level, on a creative level – amazing.

“We’ve been in the studio rehearsing and recording. It just sounds amazing straight away.”

Andy added: “The emotions in me when we started playing America . . .  I forgot to play the first half of the song – it was totally nuts.”

It’s a power play

COLDPLAY have confirmed their new single Higher Power – the band’s first release since 2019 – will be out next Friday.

They revealed the news on social media with a clip of Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion walking past a billboard promoting the track.

Fans had already worked out the song’s title and release date from a number of cryptic posts.

Coldplay said the song “arrived on a little keyboard and a bathroom sink”.

The track is produced by pop hitmaker Max Martin.

Tom's time is oldest

SIR Tom Jones is to set an astonishing record today by becoming the oldest solo artist to have a No1 album featuring new music.

The 80-year-old legend’s 41st album, Surrounded By Time, has sold more than double its nearest rival, last week’s chart-topper Californian Soil, by London Grammar.

That means it is a dead cert to hit the top spot today, 21 years after he last did it with his duets album Reload.

He will overtake Bob Dylan, who set the record last June with Rough And Rowdy Ways, aged 79.

Sir Rod Stewart hit No1 when he was 74 with his 2019 album You’re In My Heart, which featured orchestral arrangements of some of his classic songs.

Last night Voice coach Tom had shifted almost as many copies as the rest of the top five combined.

To still be doing it at his age is a real achievement.

Class acts

Foals, Gorillaz and Jorja Smith top the bill at Cornwall’s Boardmasters festival from August 11 to 15.

Lianne La Havas, Becky Hill, The Kooks, Sam Fender, Mahalia and Loyle Carner are also on the line-up in Newquay.

The Y Not festival in Pikehall, Derbyshire, has confirmed it will go ahead from July 30 to August 1, with headliners Stereophonics, Bombay Bicycle Club and Blossoms.

Weeknd's big billing

THE Weeknd leads the nominations for the Billboard Music Awards with a whopping 16.

Next is rapper DaBaby with 11, then late star Pop Smoke, who has ten.

Gabby Barrett and Megan Thee Stallion are the women with the most nominations, at nine and seven respectively.

Dua Lipa is in the running for four, Harry Styles has two and Kylie Minogue is going for a Top Dance/Electronic Album win for her LP Disco.

The winners will be revealed during a ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on May 23.

What a ride, David

DAVID Walliams has spent the week testing out his new Gangsta Granny ride at Alton Towers with kids from a local school.

His Britain’s Got Talent pals Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon seem impressed too, judging by their social media.

He added on Instagram: “My story has been brought to life in such an exciting & hilarious way.”

The new attraction at the Staffs resort, based on his children’s book, opens on May 17.

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