Mission Impossible 7: Temporary road closures in Derbyshire village near Darlton Quarry

Roads will be closed temporarily near Darlton Quarry in Stoney Middleton – where a film crew working on Mission Impossible 7 is currently based.

By Michael Broomhead
Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 4:04 pm

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Rachel Davison took this picture of part of the set at Darlton Quarry.

A notice has been put up in the area about temporary road closures.

It states Middleton Lane will be shut between 7am and 6pm on April 28, from May 14 to May 16 and from May 28 to May 30.

The road will be closed for a distance of 600 metres between the junction with Black Harry Lane and Highfields Barn.

The Derbyshire County Council notice adds the reason for the temporary closures is to ‘facilitate the movement of heavy freight’.

Hollywood star Tom Cruise, who plays Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible films, was spotted waving to onlookers during filming in Yorkshire last week.

Posting on Instagram on Tuesday, Mission Impossible 7 director Christopher McQuarrie paid tribute to villagers in Levisham in North Yorkshire.

Mr McQuarrie wrote: “What would Mission be without a bit of local colour?

“Our sincerest thanks to North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the Office for Road and Rail, Eddie Draper, Riley's and GB Rail Freight and, of course, the incredibly lovely and welcoming people of Levisham.

“We had an amazing week (and remarkably fair weather) in fabulous Yorkshire.

“We'll be back for one last bit of mischief in short order.”

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