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Tom Cruise ‘rents luxury apartment once used as Sir Winston Churchill’s war room’

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Tom Cruise 'rents luxury apartment once used as Sir Winston Churchill's war room'

Tom Cruise will ensure his next film project gets off to a smooth start after renting a luxury apartment that once served as former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill’s war room. 

The Hollywood star has suffered a series of delays while attempting to film Mission: Impossible 7 during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

But with work finally completed and the film scheduled for a 2022 release, Cruise, 59, is believed to be planning his eighth appearance as elusive spy Ethan Hunt, and has already found a place to stay when work begins in England next year. 

The actor will stay in a newly converted apartment in London’s Whitehall, where Churchill masterminded Britain’s victory over Nazi Germany during World War II. 

A source told The Sun: ‘Tom is working in central London a lot next year and wanted somewhere nearby to base himself rather than commuting in and out of town.

‘He saw that Churchill’s former offices had come on the market and was immediately excited — and was won over.’ 

The source added: ‘They’ve been turned into the most incredible flats, seriously smart and right in the heart of Whitehall.’ 

The smart Westminster area also provided inspiration for author Ian Fleming while he created the world inhabited by 007 James Bond in his hugely successful book series, upon which the iconic film franchise would be based.  

Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms were constructed beneath the Treasury building in 1938, one year before Britain declared war on Adolf Hitler’s marauding Nazi Germany. 

Legend: Sir Winston Churchill in his personal Map Room above the Cabinet War Rooms, May 1945

Legend: Sir Winston Churchill in his personal Map Room above the Cabinet War Rooms, May 1945

Legend: Sir Winston Churchill in his personal Map Room above the Cabinet War Rooms, May 1945

They were abandoned seven years later in August 1945, shortly after Nazi sympathizers Japan surrendered to the west following atomic explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

The rooms now serve as one of five branches of the Imperial War Museums, with major redevelopment taking place following their reopening to the public in 1984.  

Cruise – whose apartment is believed to be located in the same building – will return to the United Kingdom after successfully navigating his last Mission: Impossible film through the COVID-19 outbreak.  

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