HOLLYWOOD star Tom Cruise is looking to purchase a new pad in Sussex, it has been claimed.

The actor had spent part of lockdown at the Church of Scientology UK headquarters in East Grinstead when filming the seventh Mission Impossible was suspended this year.

Now a national newspaper has reported how the 57-year-old Oscar-nominated star wants to find a permanent residence in the UK.

The newspaper reported that Mr Cruise has his sights set on a £3.75 million mansion in Worthing.

The home is reportedly a Grade-II listed property that boasts its own billiards room, cinema, indoor swimming pool and a private cottage in the grounds.

Mr Cruise is a follower of the Church of Scientology, and if he purchases the mansion he will not be far from the religion’s base at Saint Hill Manor, a historic country estate which dates back to the 17th century.

The manor was formerly the home of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard.

Former family friend and Scientologist Sam Domingo told the Daily Mail that Cruise and his three sisters would often use Saint Hill as a base.

He said: “It’s possible that they’re looking at the East Grinstead area to settle down again.

“I heard all the sisters were seen in a cafe in Forest Row, where the school is, and wanting to live there. It’s close to the school, but outside of the town, and a bit more private.

“A few years back, his sisters quietly did a tour of Greenfields School and it looked like they were thinking of moving into the area.”

It is understood that the Worthing mansion would also allow him to remain close to his daughter Isabella who lives in Croydon, South London.

A source told The Mirror: “Tom is looking to move permanently to the UK and base himself here.

“He’s been looking at various properties in West Sussex, where the Scientology centre is based.

“He has apparently taken a liking for this place in Worthing.”

Mr Cruise previously sold his £5 million home at Rede Place in East Grinstead in 2016.

The home boasted six bedrooms and 14 acres, and was reportedly sold to singer Peter Andre in August 2016.

When approached for comment at the last Jack Reacher premiere, he stated that England “is a really great place to live”.