Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol New York premiere Tom Cruise hands sexy Katie Holmes

Man on a mission! Tom Cruise can't keep his hands off sexy Katie Holmes at the New York premiere of Ghost Protocol
By Amelia Proud

They've just enjoyed some precious family time in the city, so it's unsurprising that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes looked more in love and content than ever at the New York premiere of the latest installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise tonight.

That the film has had rave reviews must also help, but tonight 49-year-old Tom's mind seemed to be wandering from the purposes of his evening, thanks to his ravishing wife.

He simply couldn't keep his hands off the stunning 33-year-old, who looked sexier than ever in a diaphanous navy fitted dress with lose peplum frills.

Proud husband: Tom Cruise squires sexy Katie Holmes at the New York premiere of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol at the Ziegfeld Theatre tonight

Darling, you're supposed to be working! Tom plants a smacker on Katie, who had her make-up beautifully applied for the evening

The mother of five-year-old Suri looked fresh-faced but sultry, with deftly smudged smokey eyes and a 60s' style pale pout.

Her hair was swept back in a clean ponytail which prevented the dark colours and sexy vibe from ageing Katie in any way, and harked back to her days starring as Joey on Dawson's Creek.

She will no doubt find it an aphrodisiac seeing her husband dare and do on screen; as Cruise is being praised for his stunts, along with director Brad Bird.

The long and short of it: Katie towers over her husband in her heels

Dinner date: After the screening the couple headed out for dinner in the city

The film opened on limited release in the U.S. last weekend and managed to claw in $13m, taking third place at the box office. With its wide release set for Wednesday, it could well top the charts after this weekend.

When asked at a press conference recently about how he dealt with heights - the film features a spectacular leap from the Burg tower in Dubai - Cruise cited a childhood experience as, perhaps, the reason he has no fear of high places.

'I guess I was four years old and I had one of those GI Joe toys, you know the ones with the parachute on their back,' he said.

'I got on roof of my parent's house, climbed over to the garage, unfurled from my back the parachute I'd made from tied-up bed-sheets and rope, and jumped.


Lovely ladies: Katie holds her own on the red carpet and, right, Cruise's sexy co-star Paula Patton shows off her killer figure in a colourful skin-tight dress

How do I look: Paula teamed her look with purple peep-toe heels as
she acted up for the cameras

'In the second after leaving the roof I figured what a bad idea it was!'

Director Brad Bird suggested the bump Cruise took to his head had given him a 'brain injury'... and that from that day his fear of heights was gone.

After the conference, Cruise headed for the Tokyo Sky Tree - the country's tallest free-standing structure - for one of the four 'missions' he hoped to complete whilst in the country.

The night goes on: Actress and singer Queen Latifah was among the VIP attendees at the premiere after party held at the Museum of Modern Art, posing here with Tom and Katie

Comfy and cosy: Paula and Robin were also looking comfy and cosy inside the venue


Classic in black: American actress Jennifer Morrison looked elegant in a three-quarter length dress and heels

The fourth film in the franchise is the first to be partially filmed using IMAX cameras, meaning that the action and adventure will be even more fully visible.

Cruise reprises his role as IMF agent Ethan Hunt alongside new co-stars Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Paula Patton.

The latter arrived with sultry-voiced singer husband Robin Thicke at the Manhattan premiere.

Tom Cruise and Paula Patton star in action film, 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

The 36-year-old plays Jane Carter, a member of Cruise's special operatives team.

Filming for the action movie took place in Dubai, Prague, Moscow, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Vancouver.

Hand in hand: Tom and Katie gracefully walk the red carpet at
the Big Apple screening