The upcoming Mission: Impossible movies will continue filming at Warner Bros Studios as the Government looks to exempt high-end stars from quarantine.
Hertsmere MP and Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden gave the greenlight to restart filming Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, after he talked with Tom Cruise on how production can continue under new restrictions.
The Government said it will publish guidance this week allowing small numbers of essential cast and crew to travel to the UK without having to quarantine for 14 days.
Mr Dowden said: “The world’s biggest blockbusters and high-end TV show shows are made in Britain.
“Our creativity, expertise and highly successful tax reliefs for our screen industries means that we are 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.”
He added that the country was "an in-demand location" that in turn delivers a great return for the economy.”
The exemption will apply specifically to people coming to England working on film and television productions which qualify as British, the Government said.
Watford MP Dean Russell said: “When Tom Cruise’s team reached out for my assistance, I was keen to help as I know how important the film industry is to my constituency. It is fantastic that some of the world’s biggest blockbusters are shot on our doorstep.
"The Studios are an asset to our town, not just as an employer, but as a major attraction that brings in so much revenue so I wanted to do whatever I could to help the industry bounce back.
“This is excellent news not just for film lovers but the thousands of people that are employed across the screen industries and the sectors it supports.
"It’s not just the actors or the camera crews, it’s all of those working behind the scenes – and I am delighted that they can now start to think about returning to work after months of uncertainty.”
The two films are set to be released in Summer 2021 and Summer 2020, but filming on Mission: Impossible 7 was halted in Italy during February over coronavirus fears.
Cruise, who loves performing his own stunts, was recently seen at Oxfordshire farmlands on a helicopter and motocross bike as filming resumed.
Adrian Wootton, chief executive of the British Film Commission, said: "Today's immensely welcome news is also a clear recognition of the importance of the film and high-end TV inward investment sector to the UK's economy.
"The sector was worth over £3 billion in 2019 and has a clear role to play in our economic recovery following the lockdown."