Actor Tom Cruise hasn't ruled out starring in a sequel to the 1986 movie classic Top Gun insisting that it could be "fun".

The 51-year-old actor, who played LT Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell in the popular movie, admits that there are ''stumbling blocks'' which need to be confronted before a second outing is considered.

Speaking to Sky News, Cruise said: ''With movies, they each have their time - when it's ready to be made. If we can get over some stumbling blocks it will be fun to do.''

Cruise was honoured for his success in the film industry at Jameson Empire Awards in London on Sunday (March 30) where he picked up the Legend of Our Lifetime accolade.

Taking to the stage to accept the award, Cruise said: ''Thank you so much. I feel really fortunate because it was my dream to be able to make films in life.

''It's been a pretty incredible life. I have a rich life because of the incredible people I've worked with. There are too many people to thank. We would be here for hours, maybe days.''