Tom Cruise plunges off building and smashes into wall as he injures himself on set of Mission Impossible 6

He's a Hollywood mega star famed for doing his own dangerous and death-defying stunts.

But Tom Cruise's daredevil ways almost got the better of him after he spectacularly crashed into a wall on the set of Mission Impossible 6.

The 55-year-old actor was filming scenes for the upcoming action flick in central London when he was spotted perilously dangling from a crane by ropes.

As the dramatic footage shows, fearless Tom took a brave leap between two buildings.

The star misjudged the leap, momentarily flailing in midi air, and then went crashing into what looked like a brick wall.

He was seen momentarily struggling to hang on to the side of the building - with his bare hands - before struggling to pull himself up following the tumble.

His brush with danger left Tom literally on his knees, before he managed to pull himself off and limp away with an apparent injury to the ankle.

Tom's latest stunts are from the anticipated sixth installment of the popular Mission Impossible franchise.

Reprising his role as U.S. government operative Ethan Hun, Tom has shown an unnerving willingness to do his own stunts throughout the movie franchise.

In an interview on ITV's Lorraine Tom said: "It's not that I don't get scared when I'm doing these things. It's that I don't mind being scared."

For the last Mission Impossible flick 2015, Tom was filmed hanging from a plane with just a small wire lies between him and certain death.

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