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.