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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 January, 2004, 10:05 GMT
In pictures: Cruise and Cruz charm London
Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz
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Actor Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz charmed fans at the UK première of The Last Samurai in London on Tuesday.
Tom Cruise
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Cruise spent two hours talking with fans and signing autographs.
Penelope Cruz
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Girlfriend Penelope Cruz, who does not appear in the film, joined him for a while...
Penelope Cruz
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... but she disappeared back into the cinema after 15 minutes.
Tom Cruise
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Meanwhile, Tom Cruise was happy to make calls on fans' mobile phones.
Tom Cruise
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The actor has built up a reputation as one of Hollywood's most fan-friendly stars.
Penelope Cruz
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Security was discreet for the event.
Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz
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The couple were not afraid of showing their affection for the cameras.
Tom Cruise's autograph
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Hundreds of fans now have souvenirs of the event. The Last Samurai opens in the UK on Friday.

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