Harry nailed it

Heart-throb Harry Styles’ career is going in One Direction after he landed a role in a blockbuster war film.

The singer, 22, beat hundreds of rivals, including several big-name actors, to get a debut part in Dunkirk, starring Tom Hardy.

He wowed the movie’s casting director John Papsidera, who said: “It’s a great achievement for Harry and we’re very excited to have him. I hope he goes on to bigger things in Hollywood, he’s a lovely guy.

“It is absolutely his own talent, ambition and hard work that got him a part.” Harry has had a shocking short haircut to appear alongside acting icons Sir Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance and is currently filming the Second World War film in France. Harry has ditched showbiz glitz and glamour for mud and sand to recreate the 1940 evacuation of British and allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk.

Some 3 3 8 , 0 0 0 m e n hemmed in by German forc e s a n d strafed from the sky were safely brought back to Britain. Many were ferried to safety by a flotilla of small private boats that could get nearer the beach. Wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill hailed their rescue as a “miracle of deliverance” in his stirring “We shall fight on the beaches” speech on June 4, 1940.

Filming takes place around the world until September this year, with the movie expected to hit the big screen next year.

John said it was an amazing opportunity for inexperienced actors such as Harry if they were in scenes with the likes of Branagh and Rylance.