Sunday 26 October 2014

Mission possible: Tom Cruise relaxes in Dublin ahead of VIP premiere tonight

Published 03/04/2013 | 07:46

Tom Cruise at the Merrion hotel
Tom Cruise at the Merrion hotel
Hollywood actor Tom Cruise arrives at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin late last night ahead of the premiere of his new film ‘Oblivion’
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise

The Hollywood A-lister is holed up in the Merrion hotel before walking the exclusive red carpet tonight at Dublin's Savoy theatre

He's back! Tonight's premiere of Oblivion is set to be the biggest event of the year, and Tom Cruise is making ample use of his downtime in Dublin before hitting the red carpet.

With thousands expected to queue hours in advance in order to catch a glimpse of the Hollywood superstar descend on Dublin for the European premiere of Oblivion, he was spotted enjoying the sights and sounds of the south side of the city.

The A-list actor is staying the plush Merrion hotel, alongside his co-stars Olga Kurylenko and British actress Andrea Riseborough. After January's VIP premiere of Lincoln, the creme de la creme of Irish society is expected to hit the red carpet tonight, including Amy Huberman and Brian O'Driscoll, Katie Taylor, the Davison/de Burgh clan and a host of other familiar faces.

In the film, Cruise stars in the film as Jack Harper, one of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs. When he discovers a crashed spacecraft, its contents bring into question everything he believed about the war.

Cruise is renowned for spending hours wandering the red carpet; chatting with fans posing for photos and signing autographs. It is thought that hordes of Cruise fans will flock to O’Connell Street hoping to catch a glimpse of the actor.

“This is set to be one of the biggest film premieres ever held in Ireland and we're very excited at the prospect of hosting it,” the Universal spokesperson continued. We look forward to extending them both the very warm welcome that the Irish are famous for.”

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