Ed Sheeran to play him­self in Danny Boyle’s new Bea­tles-in­spired movie

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Ed Sheeran will be play­ing him­self in Danny Boyle’s up­com­ing ilm.

The Shape of You singer conirmed his role in the up­com­ing Richard Cur­tis penned mu­sic-themed com­edy — ten­ta­tively ti­tled All You Need is Love — dur­ing a re­cent in­ter­view.

The role will be Sheeran’s big­gest to date, the troubadour hav­ing only had cameos in other projects, such as Game of

Thrones, Brid­get Jones’s Baby and Simp­sons.

“I got to ac­tu­ally kind of learn how to act,” he said. “With the Game of Thrones thing, that was lit­er­ally me pop­ping in for a day and mak­ing a cameo. Or B ****** Ex­e­cu­tioner was me pop­ping in for a day. But this was like full days on set, like full 12-hour days.”

The ilm sees Himesh Pa­tel play a singer/ song­writer who wakes up one day to dis­cover that he’s the only per­son in the world who re­mem­bers songs writ­ten by The Bea­tles.

“And then I dis­cover him and take him on tour,” Sheeran said. “Then he gets much, much big­ger than me through do­ing stuff. Yeah, it’s very clever.”

Sheeran’s part in the movie was wrapped ear­lier this year and was ilmed amid his tour dates.

“They shot it around loads of my gigs. So it was a very in­tense two months. Be­cause I would have four days of gig­ging and then three days of shoot­ing a ilm,” Sheeran said. “I was play­ing my­self, so I don’t think I was that bad. There wasn’t much to (mess) up.” The

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