Harry Styles acting debut: Dunkirk co-star Mark Rylance says One Direction singer is 'remarkable'

Harry Styles will be seen with Mark Rylance in Dunkirk.

One Direction singer Harry Styles will make his acting debut in Christopher Nolan's second world war drama, Dunkirk. The 22-year-old boy band member is apparently impressing everyone on the movie set with his acting skills.

During a recent interview with Evening Standard, Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance praised Taylor Swift's former boyfriend. He said: "He doesn't need tips. He is shaping up. 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."

"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 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," he added.

Styles will be seen alongside Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh in the movie. The film is set to release in 2017.