He was reported to be self-isolating at the famous Saint Hill Manor in West Sussex during the coronavirus lockdown.
And Tom Cruise looked ready to get back to work as he stepped out in London on Tuesday ahead of resuming production on Mission Impossible 7.
The actor, 57, cut a casual figure on the outing, donning a navy T-shirt with blue slim-fitting jeans.
Back in action: Tom Cruise, 57, looked ready to get back to work as he stepped out in London on Tuesday ahead of resuming filming on Mission Impossible 7
The film star also wore a pair of black boots while he carried a matching jacket and put safety first with a face mask.
Joined by two pals on the outing, Tom completed his look for the day with a pair of sunglasses.
Filming on the blockbuster was due to begin in February in Venice, Italy but was halted due to the spread of Covid-19.
Production has been relocated to England where it will resume in September, with the seventh instalment in the franchise due for release on November 19, 2021.
Outfit: The actor cut a casual figure on the outing, donning a navy T-shirt with blue slim-fitting jeans
It comes after the news that Tom was believed to be on the lookout for a new home close to the Saint Hill Manor, after staying there during the pandemic.
Tom was in Britain when filming on Mission Impossible 7 was suspended earlier this year, and is thought to no longer consider Los Angeles his home after selling his Beverly Hills property in 2016.
Sources told the Sunday Mirror that since filming will be resuming soon, Tom is looking into buying a home in Britain.
He was staying at the 18th century mansion was originally bought by the Church Of Scientology’s founder, L Ron Hubbard, in 1959.
Casual: The film star also wore a pair of black boots while he carried a matching jacket and put safety first with a face mask
A source said: ‘Tom is active more than ever in the organisation. His role is getting bigger and bigger.
‘He wants to move to the UK permanently and has been looking at properties around Saint Hill Manor so he can be on hand and close by.’
During his time at the manor Tom Cruise has reportedly been hosting Zoom meetings and organising gatherings with fellow members.
Saint Hill Manor recently underwent a £13 million renovation, and boasts a restaurant run by a chef that used to work at Gordon Ramsay’s Royal Hospital Road in West London.
Laid back: Joined by two pals on the outing, Tom completed his look for the day with a pair of sunglasses
Tom also reportedly schedules his visits to coincide with those of his close friend, the church’s leader David Miscavige.
The star is thought to have invited his family to stay at the manor’s accommodation during Christmas and New Year, as the property is close to the South London home of his daughter Isabella, 27.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Tom Cruise for comment.
Tom first became involved in the Church Of Scientology in the early 1990s through his first wife Mimi Rogers, and has since been one of the religion’s most outspoken advocates.
New house: Tom is reportedly on the lookout for a new home close to Scientology’s UK headquarters Saint Hill Manor, after staying there during the COVID-19 pandemic
Moving: Tom was in Britain when filming on Mission Impossible 7 (pictured in 2015’s Rogue Nation) was suspended earlier this year
Scientologists believe that humans are immortal beings with an infinite number of past lives, some of which could be in extraterrestrial cultures.
The Church also rejects psychiatry, believing they interfere with the rational mind, for which Tom sparked earned backlash in 2004 when he refuted the use of psychiatric drugs to treat post-natal depression.
Members of the church are also thought to be huge supporters of Tom’s film career and his box office success, thought it’s thought his faith caused rifts in his marriages to actresses Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes.
Other big stars who are members include John Travolta and Elisabeth Moss.
Former flame: Tom first became involved in the Church Of Scientology in the early 1990s through his first wife Mimi Rogers