U.K. to Offer Hollywood Actors, Crew Exemption From Quarantine Rules
government is to exempt some leading U.S.
actors, such as Tom Cruise, and crew from its 14-day travel quarantine to allow Hollywood blockbusters to resume production.The move follows a conversation between culture secretary Oliver Dowden and Cruise earlier this week about restarting filming on the latest “Mission: Impossible” movies.The seventh and eighth instalment of “Mission: Impossible” – starring and produced by Cruise – are in production at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden, near London.Dowden said: “The world’s biggest blockbusters and high-end TV shows are made in Britain.
Our creativity, expertise and highly successful tax reliefs for our screen industries means that we are an in demand location that in turn delivers a great return for our economy.
We want the industry to bounce back and exempting small numbers of essential cast and crew from quarantine is part of our continued commitment to getting cameras rolling safely again.
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