The movie is the sixth installment in the 'Mission: Impossible' film series.
When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begins to question his loyalty and his motives. Hunt finds himself in a race against time, hunted by assassins and former allies while trying to prevent a global catastrophe.
Thomas Cruise is an American actor and producer. Cruise was born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, the son of a special education teacher, and an electrical engineer. He attended the newly opened Robert Hopkins Public School in Ottawa, Canada for much of grade four and grade five and in sixth grade, he went to Henry Munro Middle School in Ottawa, Canada. He briefly attended a Franciscan seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, on a church scholarship and aspired to become a Catholic priest, before his interest in acting. In total, Cruise attended 15 schools in 14 years, including stints in at least two suburban New Jersey towns, including Glen Ridge. He started his career at age 19 in the film Endless Love (1981), followed by a major supporting role as a crazed military academy student in Taps later that year. Since 1996, Cruise has been well known for his role as IMF agent Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible film series, whose most recent film, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, was released in 2015. He is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs.
Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundstrom known professionally as Rebecca Ferguson, is a Swedish actress. Ferguson was born on 19 October 1983 in Stockholm to a English mother and Swedish father. She attended an English-speaking school in Sweden and was raised bilingual, speaking Swedish and English. From the age of 13, she worked as a model and appeared in magazines and on television commercials for cosmetic, apparel, and jewelry advertisements. She attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm and graduated in 1999. She came to prominence as upper-class girl Anna Gripenhielm in the soap-opera Nya tider and made her film debut in director Richard Hobert's A One–Way to Antibes (2011).
Simon John Pegg is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Pegg was born on 14 February 1970 in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, the son of a former civil servant and a jazz musician and keyboard salesman. He attended Castle Hill Primary School, Brockworth Comprehensive Secondary School, and The King's School, Gloucester. He studied English Literature and Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon College in Warwickshire, and graduated from the University of Bristol in 1991 with a BA in Theatre, Film, and Television. Pegg's early appearances in TV series and films include Asylum, Six Pairs of Pants, Faith in the Future, Big Train and Hippies. He portrayed Benji Dunn in the Mission: Impossible film series (2006–present) and Montgomery Scott in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2016), co-writing the latter.
Irving Rameses "Ving" Rhames is an American actor of screen and stage. Rhames was born on May 12, 1959 in Harlem, New York City, the son of a homemaker and an auto mechanic. He entered New York's High School of Performing Arts, and after high school, he studied drama at SUNY Purchase. He later transferred to the Juilliard School's Drama Division where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1983. Rhames first appeared on Broadway in the play The Boys of Winter in 1984. He started out in film in Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs (1991).
Michelle Lynn Monaghan is an American actress. Monaghan was born on March 23, 1976 in Winthrop, Iowa, the daughter of a day care center worker and a factory worker. She graduated from East Buchanan High School in 1994. After graduation, she moved to Chicago to study journalism at Columbia College Chicago and began to model. With one semester remaining to complete her journalism degree in 1999, she left for New York to pursue an acting career. She made her film debut in 2001 in the film Perfume, playing the part of "Henrietta". She is known for her roles in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Gone Baby Gone (2007), Made of Honor (2008), Eagle Eye (2008), Source Code (2011), and True Detective's first season (2014).
Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III is an American actor, writer, producer, and comedian. Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958, in Amityville, New York, to a high school history/social studies teacher and football coach. He attended Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa and worked as a busboy at the disco Studio 54. From 1976 to 1979, he attended George Washington University. He transferred to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at NYU. Baldwin made his Broadway debut in 1986 in a revival of Joe Orton's Loot. His first acting role was as Billy Aldrich in the NBC daytime soap opera The Doctors from 1980 to 1982 and made his film debut with a minor role in the 1987 film Forever, Lulu. He has played both leading and supporting roles in films such as the horror comedy fantasy film Beetlejuice (1988), as Jack Ryan in the action thriller The Hunt for Red October (1990), the romantic comedy The Marrying Man (1991), the superhero film The Shadow (1994), Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000), and two films directed by Martin Scorsese: the Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator (2004) and the neo-noir crime drama The Departed (2006).
Sean Harris is an English actor. Harris was born in Bethnal Green, London. He attended Denes High School. At 23, he moved to London to train at the Drama Centre London from 1989 to 1992. He made his acting debut in the 1999 biblical, historical, drama television film version of Jesus. He is known for his roles as Ian Curtis in 24 Hour Party People, as Stretch in Harry Brown, as Micheletto Corella in The Borgias, as Fifield in Prometheus and playing Solomon Lane in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill is a British actor. Cavill was born on 5 May 1983 on Jersey in the Channel Islands to a secretary in a bank and a stockbroker. He was educated at St Michael's Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey, before attending Stowe School in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England. Cavill began his film career with a role in Laguna (2001) and Kevin Reynolds' adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo (2002). He later appeared in minor and supporting roles in several television series, including BBC's The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, ITV's Midsomer Murders, and Showtime's The Tudors. He appeared in Hollywood films such as Tristan & Isolde (2006), Stardust (2007), Blood Creek (2009), and Immortals (2011). He then co-starred with Armie Hammer in the spy film The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) and the Netflix war drama Sand Castle (2017). He gained further prominence and international fame for playing Superman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with the reboot Man of Steel (2013).
Wesley Cook Bentley is an American actor known for blockbusters and independent films. Bentley was born on September 4, 1978 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to a minister and a chaplain. He graduated from Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood, Arkansas and attended the Juilliard School's Drama Division as part of its Group 29. But left the school after one year to pursue his acting career. Bentley has starred in several films, including the Oscar-winning film American Beauty, The Four Feathers, P2, and Ghost Rider.
Vanessa Kirby is an English stage, TV, and film actress. Kirby was born on 18 April 1988 in Wimbledon, London. She was educated at Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton. After being turned down by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, she took a gap year to travel before studying English at the University of Exeter. She then turned down her place at LAMDA in London after she was signed to a talent agency and met the theatre director David Thacker, who gave her three starring roles over 2009 at the Octagon Theatre Bolton. In 2011, Kirby made her television début in the BBC's The Hour. She played the lead role of Alice in Ridley Scott's mini-series adaptation of Kate Mosse's novel Labyrinth. In late 2012, she filmed The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman with Shia LaBeouf and Mads Mikkelsen.
Sian Brooke is a British actress. Sian was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England in 1980 to a police officer and a teacher. She attended The Friary School in Lichfield and initially joined the Lichfield Youth Theatre at the age of 11 before becoming a member of the National Youth Theatre and subsequently training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), from where she graduated in 2002. Her acting debut was as Krista in television series Dinotopia in 2002. She is known for portraying Laura in All About George, Lori in Cape Wrath, and Eurus Holmes in Sherlock.
Angela Evelyn Bassett is an American actress and activist. Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City. Bassett began her film career in the mid-1980s, after earning a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University and a master of fine arts degree from drama school. In the 1990s, she appeared in films nearly every year. She is best known for her biographical film roles, most notably her performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do with It (1993).