Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly dress to impress as actor’s rumoured love interest Hayley Atwell sizzles in an ab-flashing velvet crop top and skirt at the star-studded London premiere for Top Gun: Maverick

  • The actor, 59, dressed to impress in a classic black tuxedo as he graced the red carpet, hours after jetting in from the Cannes Film Festival where he attended the film’s screening the previous day 
  • The sequel to Tony Scott’s classic 1986 blockbuster Top Gun has been unanimously praised in early reviews with one even declaring that it ‘improves upon the original in every conceivable way’ 
  • Tom, who is famous for doing his own stunts, is said to have trained to withstand g-force power and actually flew in real fighter jets for the sequel 
  • Much has been made of Tom’s insistence on real flying scenes, with no CGI work. He has said in numerous interviews that he refused to even talk about a Top Gun sequel unless they flew in real planes 

Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly once again dressed to impress on Thursday as they attended the star-studded London premiere of his latest film Top Gun: Maverick, held at Leicester Square Gardens.

The actor, 59, cut a suave figure in a classic black tuxedo while Jennifer, 51, was elegant in a cream patterned dress as they graced the red carpet, hours after jetting in from the Cannes Film Festival where they attended the film’s screening the previous day.

Tom was in good company at the premiere as Hayley Atwell, his rumoured love interest, was also in attendance with the actress looking stunning in a black velvet crop top and matching long skirt. 

Leading the way: Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly once again dressed to impress on Thursday as they attended the star-studded London premiere of his latest film Top Gun: Maverick, held at Leicester Square Gardens

Tom, who reprised his famous role as LT Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell for the film, looked in great spirits as he happily chatted to reporters despite his busy few days promoting the remake of his 1986 hit movie.

He teamed his black dinner jacket and matching trousers with a coordinating bow tie, crisp white shirt and smart shoes. 

Meanwhile, Jennifer, who plays Penny Benjamin, was simply flawless in a floaty cream number with a black floral pattern throughout and bell sleeves.

The actress donned a wait-cinching black belt and added a touch of bling to her stylish look with silver rings.


Glam: The actor, 59, cut a suave figure in a classic black tuxedo while Jennifer, 51, [L] was elegant in a cream patterned dress as they graced the red carpet, while Tom’s rumoured love interest Hayley Atwell was also in attendance

Unlike in Cannes were she sported a tight bun, Jennifer allowed her raven locks to fall about her in soft waves, while she highlighted her striking features with a sleek make-up palette. 

Jennifer was accompanied by co-star Miles Teller, who plays Bradley Bradshaw in the film, with the actor looking dashing in a smart black suit.

The previous day at the Cannes screening of his film, Tom looked touched as he was awarded an honorary Palme d’Or award, presented to him by the festival’s president Pierre Lescure.

Good to be here: Tom, who reprised his famous role as LT Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell for the film, looked in great spirits as he happily chatted to reporters despite his busy few days promoting the remake of his 1986 hit movie


Popular: Tom busied himself meeting and greeting fans and speaking to reporters at the star-studded event

Angelic: Meanwhile, Jennifer, who plays Penny Benjamin, was simply flawless in a floaty cream number with a black floral pattern throughout and bell sleeves

Isn’t she lovely? The actress donned a wait-cinching black belt and added a touch of bling to her stylish look with silver rings

What a vision: The actress made for quite the sight as she posed in front of a fighter jet on a mock runway

Speaking at the screening amid his award, Tom said: ‘They all worked so hard to bring this to the big screen, and it’s a dream to be here. I’m never going to forget this evening.’

He went on: ‘Thank you for this time. I make these movies for all of you’, reports The Hollywood Reporter. 

The sequel to Tony Scott’s classic 1986 blockbuster Top Gun has been unanimously praised in early reviews with one even declaring that it ‘improves upon the original in every conceivable way.’

Tom, who is famous for doing his own stunts, is said to have trained to withstand g-force power and actually flew in real fighter jets for the sequel.

A beauty: Unlike in Cannes were she sported a tight bun, Jennifer allowed her raven locks to fall about her in soft waves, while she highlighted her striking features with a sleek make-up palette

Lovely: Jennifer was accompanied by co-star Miles Teller, who plays Bradley Bradshaw in the film, with the actor looking dashing in a smart black suit

Peter Hoskin for the Daily Mail gave the film five stars, writing: ‘Whenever the film threatens to become too cosy, it shocks itself – and us – back into the present with another madly ambitious action sequence.’

Tom underwent a full Aviation Survival Training Curriculum before going up in the US Navy F-18, as did his co-stars. They worked up to the supersonic jets by going up in a succession of slower planes first over many months.

Much has been made of Tom’s insistence on real flying scenes, with no CGI work. He has said in numerous interviews that he refused to even talk about a Top Gun sequel unless they flew in real planes.

Tom said: ‘For years, people had said, ‘Can’t you shoot [the movie] with CGI?’ And I always said, ‘No. That’s not the experience.’ I said, ‘I need to find the right story. And we’re going to need the right team. This movie is like trying to hit a bullet with a bullet. I’m not playing.’

Impressive: The sequel to Tony Scott’s classic 1986 blockbuster Top Gun has been unanimously praised in early reviews with one even declaring that it ‘improves upon the original in every conceivable way’ (Tom Cruise pictured in character)

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