Mission: Impossible director Christopher McQuarrie has thanked the “incredibly lovely and welcoming” residents of Levisham where scenes for the film have been shot.

Tom Cruise and hundreds of members of the movie’s film crew were last week pictured in the village.

The actor is reprising his role as spy Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible 7.

McQuarrie wrote on Instagram: “Our sincerest thanks to North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the Office for Road and Rail, Eddie Draper, Riley’s & GB Rail Freight and, of course, the incredibly lovely and welcoming people of Levisham. We had an amazing week (and remarkably fair weather) in fabulous Yorkshire.We’ll be back for one last bit of mischief in short order.”

Last week Harriet Allen and her mum, Amy, of Pickering, shared how they were lucky enough to meet Tom.

Harriet said: "He was lovely and gracious, stopping for photos with everyone and commented on how much he liked Yorkshire. A really lovely guy."

Dave Pearson, from Kirkbymoorside, who runs the blog Yorkshire Dad of 4, met the Hollywood with two of his daughters Delila, 12, and Grace, 16.

Writing on his blog, Dave said: "Cool as you like, Tom Cruise strides out for photos with waiting fans .

"There wasn’t much talking, though I did great with with “ay up Mr Cruise, ‘ows tha doin’, nice to meet you” and he seemed a little bamboozled at first by the Yorkshire dialect. But he replied with a “really nice to meet you too."