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Tom Cruise back in action as he attends first premiere since divorce

11 DECEMBER 2012

Showing off his megawatt smile, Tom Cruise was back on the red carpet on Monday night for the first time since divorcing Katie Holmes. The star was out in London's Leicester Square attending the premiere of his new film, Jack Reacher.

Until now, the 50-year-old star had been keeping a relatively low profile, spending most of his time on the set of his upcoming sci-fi thriller Oblivion. However, the actor seemed to be enjoying the change as he spent hours posing for photographs and signing autographs for fans.

 

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For the occasion, Tom kept it casual in a pair of dark blue jeans, a black jumper and a black suede jacket.

Speaking about his role in the film, he confessed that playing heroic loner Jack Reacher was simple because he loved the part. "It was easy, it was just a great character to play. That's kind of my life actually you know, 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."

Jack Reacher is based on One Shot - one of the 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.

Author Lee Child said he knew Tom 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."

 

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Tom also revealed to reporters his plans for Christmas. "We have got lots of very special things planned," he confessed. Adding he plans to spend the special day with his kids Bella, 20, Connor, 17, and Suri, six. "We are all going to be together. I am looking forward to it."

The actor recently reunited with daughter Suri after spending some time apart. The six-year-old flew to the UK from her home in New York to spend Thanksgiving with her dad whilst mum Katie Holmes visited her parents' house. With Tom on location in London, his busy schedule has made it difficult to see his daughter since the summer when they enjoyed a fun-filled day out at Disney World, Florida. As a result, both would have made the most of Suri's visit for the celebrated American holiday.

At the premiere, the actor was accompanied by co-star Rosamund Pike, who defied the cold temperatures in a show-stopping yellow Alexander McQueen gown.

 

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The 33-year-old British actress completed her look by wearing her hair tied back in an elegant knot and going for natural-looking make-up.

Speaking about Tom, Rosamund said she loved working with the man she described as "the greatest movie star of my lifetime".

"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."




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