THE silver screen action star Tom Cruise has shared a video of his daring feats whilst filming in the Lake District. 

The Hollywood star has treated fans to a glimpse of him performing 'one of the most dangerous sports in the world' across Buttermere, in the production of the latest instalment of the Mission: Impossible Franchise. 

After mastering the art of flying a fighter jet for his unforgettable performance in Top Gun, the 60-year-old posted the video with the caption: "It takes a true team effort to perform and film one of the most dangerous sports in the world - Speed Flying." 

News and Star: Hollywood star puts on the game face ahead of speed-flyingHollywood star puts on the game face ahead of speed-flying (Image: Social Media)

Speed flying is a dangerous sport that combines elements of paragliding and skiing. It involves flying down mountainsides or steep slopes using a small, high-performance paraglider wing - just feet from the ground. 

The video shows the actor landing at over 80 kilometres per hour.  

News and Star: Tom Cruise speed-flying feet away from Buttermere crags Tom Cruise speed-flying feet away from Buttermere crags (Image: Social Media)

During filming, a lucky Penrith family got a chance to meet the three-time Golden Globe winner, who described him as 'such a nice bloke'. 

Adrian Newby was walking up High Crag, Buttermere last year with his daughter Becca and their cockapoo Bernie when they happened to run into the Mission Impossible actor.

“We went straight across and I shoved my daughter out the way to stand next to him. A crew member took the photo and Tom started asking about our dog," Adrian said. 

“He said he was lovely and got himself kitted up and said ‘look I do do my own stunts’ and then paraglided off the mountain.

“I thought you don’t see that everyday!

“The fact he called us up for a picture was really nice and had a nice conversation with us.

“People didn’t believe us when we got to the bottom – no-one had any idea he was going to be there. There would be 1,000 people if they did!

“He just seemed like a such a nice bloke. He was really nice to us," he said. 

This isn't Cruise's first time in the Lakes either, last year numerous members of the public spotted the star filming around the county.