Harry Styles Gets ‘Dunkirk’ Acting Nod: Is One Direction Singer A Future Movie Star?

The upcoming movie Dunkirk may be the beginning of a long acting career for One Direction’s Harry Styles.

Critically acclaimed British actor Mark Rylance thinks the British singer is also a good actor. If One Direction doesn’t come back, Harry Styles may have what to takes to be the next Hollywood star.

In an interview with Evening Standard, Mark Rylance, who is 56, had no idea who teen heartthrob Harry Styles was before meeting him on the Dunkirk set.

“I didn’t know anything about him really other than my 12-year-old niece played me a music video. She adores him. There are girls all over the place trying to get to him — he is one handsome fella with an incredible smile and eyes.”


It looks like One Direction fans made an appearance on the set of the movie to catch a glimpse of the popular singer.

Mark Rylance states that Harry Styles is a humorous guy and easy to work with. He describes the One Direction singer as brave, which is a nod to his acting ability, and suggests he had some challenging scenes to shoot on the set of Dunkirk.

“What’s really surprised me is he’s really witty, really funny — he really makes me laugh. He’s been ever so brave, not making any fuss.”

He goes on to compare Harry Styles charismatic demeanor to Sean Penn.

“He seems remarkable… one of those people [who has] — Sean Penn has it too — a kind of panache. I look at them and think, ‘How did you get that? How do you get so that life is easy?’ But he has got a lovely, lovely character. It’s a gift.”

Harry Styles seems to be pleasant to be around and has the natural charisma to grace the big screen. Not bad for a 22-year-old singer who has already enjoyed a successful career in a boyband.


Christopher Nolan, who is directing Dunkirk, is a critically acclaimed director and has released several successful movies, such as the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, and Interstellar.

Therefore, Harry Styles is in good hands and couldn’t have chosen a better movie to debut his acting skills to his fans.

Whether Harry Styles returns to One Direction or not, he may be releasing new music as a solo artist. The singer has reportedly signed a lucrative solo contract with Columbia records, according to Billboard magazine.

“Harry Styles has signed a recording contract with Columbia Records, the same label behind his group One Direction, Billboard has learned. Deal terms are not yet known and there is no timeline for a solo album, say sources. The first hints of a Styles solo career came last year, when four songs performed and written by the star were registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).”


The singer entered the X Factor competition as a solo artist but ended up being put in a group that became One Direction. While the terms of the deal have not been confirmed, some sources say that it may be worth $80 million.

After filming Dunkirk, the scheduled One Direction hiatus will be reaching its end, and fans will get to know what the star does next.

Dunkirk is expected to be released in 2017 on this day (July 21). Harry Styles’ co-stars include Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Jack Lowden.

Harry Styles seems to be taking acting very seriously as the singer has not been linked to any women since dating Kendall Jenner. The singer and actor doesn’t seem to have time for love as his fans await his debut movie.

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