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Cillian Murphy praises 'charismatic' Dunkirk co-star Harry Styles

Published 05/08/2016

Harry Styles
Harry Styles

Cillian Murphy is the latest member of the Dunkirk cast to praise One Direction singer Harry Styles for his on-screen skills, labelling the pop star "lovely and charismatic".

Harry Styles will be "amazing" in Dunkirk, according to his co-star Cillian Murphy.

The One Direction singer is starring as a soldier alongside Cillian, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy in director Christopher Nolan's upcoming World War II drama about the Dunkirk evacuation.

A teaser trailer for the movie was released on Friday (05Aug16), and while the short, dialogue-free peek at the movie left Harry fans wanting a lot more, Cillian has promised they are in for a treat when the film hits cinemas next July (17).

"He’s a great kid, I’ve really enjoyed working with him," Cillian told the Associated Press of Harry. "I’ve not actually done any acting scenes with him but I think there’s a definite crossover between music and film. I actually come from that world myself and he’s a really, really lovely kid - very charismatic and we’ve had great fun.

"You know, Chris Nolan’s not going to cast an actor unless he’s a talented person so I’m sure he’ll be amazing."

The short clip of the upcoming movie shows a huge group of soldiers on a boat, ducking for cover as an enemy aircraft flies overhead. While some fans speculated that Harry was missing from the teaser, others commented that he could well have been one of the soldiers in the group.

Cillian's comments about Harry's acting skills come after Mark previously waxed lyrical about the singer-turned-actor.

“What’s really surprised me is he’s really witty, really funny - he really makes me laugh," Mark told London's Evening Standard newspaper. "He’s been ever so brave, not making any fuss.

“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.”

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