Tom Cruise drew huge crowds of fans as he scaled the roof of the Vienna opera house in Austria on Thursday (21Aug14) to practice stunts for the fifth Mission: Impossible film.

The Hollywood superstar is preparing to kick off filming of Mission: Impossible 5 in Europe, and he climbed to the roof of the famous Vienna State Opera building to rehearse a number of daredevil stunts.

Cruise has been pictured strapped into a harness, balancing on a ledge high above the crowds below and even giving a wave to fans. At one point his co-star, Swede Rebecca Ferguson, joined him on the precarious ledge, while Cruise was also seen practicing swinging a rope for one of the scenes.

Local reports suggest filming is due to begin in the city on Saturday (23Aug14), and residents have been warned about possible travel disruption due to a number of road closures around the set.