Hollywood star Tom Cruise has bought a new house in England - near to the British headquarters of his controversial religion Scientology.

According to British newspaper the DAILY EXPRESS, THE LAST SAMURAI star - who owned a home in Hertfordshire, near London, while married to ex-wife NICOLE KIDMAN - has splashed out on a house in Dormansland in Surrey.

A local resident reveals, "It's about two miles from the castle in East Grinstead where the Church Of Scientology has its main HQ.

"His buying a house just a stone's throw from their base isn't surprising, though for some residents the Scientology link is a sore point."

22/03/2004 13:32