Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has had his Irish roots officially confirmed in a ceremony in Dublin. Cruise was in Ireland for the premiere of his latest film, Oblivion, and a trip to the Guinness brewery among other engagements.

Tourism Ireland conducted research into Cruise's ancestry and found out that the actor's great-great-great grandfather was a landlord called Patrick Russell Cruise, who restored evicted families to their home farms before the Great Famine.

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