‘Peaky Blinders’ actor praises One Direction’s Harry Styles after working with him on new Christopher Nolan movie

One Direction member takes his first major acting role in Nolan's WWII drama 'Dunkirk'

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy has spoken about working with Harry Styles on new Christopher Nolan movie Dunkirk.

Dunkirk, Nolan’s follow-up to 2014’s sci-fi drama Interstellar, is due to open in cinemas in July 2017. The film’s exact plot is unknown, but as its title suggests, the story is set in World War II during the Dunkirk evacuation.

One Direction member Styles takes his first major acting role in the film, joining an impressive ensemble cast led by Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Murphy.


“Harry Styles is great,” Murphy told the Radio Times. “I had very few scenes with Harry but we got to hang out and I’ve got to say he’s a great, great kid, and really, really funny. Above all, Chris knows talent and would have cast Harry for a reason.”

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“Theres a long history of musicians moving over into acting and I come from that world myself,” added Murphy, formerly a member of Beatles-inspired ’90s band The Sons of Mr. Greengenes. “So I’m sure he’ll be terrific in the role. I trust Chris implicitly in that.”

Nolan started shooting Dunkirk in May and has used locations including Dunkirk in France, Urk in the Netherlands, Swanage and Weymouth in the UK and Los Angeles in the US. Watch the first teaser for the film below.