Cruise Thrills Octogenarian At London Premiere
Hollywood star TOM CRUISE broke his 'audience mingling' record in London last night (25APR06) - spending four hours talking to fans outside the British premiere of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III. The actor initially cancelled his European promotional activities for the action sequel, following the birth of his daughter SURI last week (18APR06), but his fiancee KATIE HOLMES urged him to fulfil his original engagements. On Monday (23APR06), Cruise appeared at the world premiere of the movie in Rome, Italy, before flying with his adopted children ISABELLA and CONNOR to the British capital for last night's screening in Leicester Square. Cruise thrilled fan DOROTHY MILTON, who was celebrating her 80th birthday yesterday, with a big birthday kiss, before she was brought onto the red carpet to talk to the waiting press. Cruise is well-known for his meet-and-greets in London - he previously spent two-and-a-half hours meeting the crowd at THE LAST SAMURAI London premiere in 2004 and 90 minutes at the MINORITY REPORT screening two years earlier (02).