Harry’s de­but ‘like Heath’s su­pervil­lain’

Midweek Sport - - #LOVE ISLAND - By JESS GAL­LEY jess@sun­

HOL­LY­WOOD di­rec­tor Christo­pher Nolan has com­pared Harry Styles’s act­ing de­but to Heath Ledger’s iconic per­for­mance as The Joker.

Nolan cast the One Di­rec­tion crooner in his new movie Dunkirk and reck­ons that he was the only man for the job.


Harry, 23, from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, plays Bri­tish sol­dier Alex in the First World War block­buster, which fol­lows the evac­u­a­tion of hun­dreds of thou­sands of Bri­tish and al­lied sol­diers from the beaches of Dunkirk.

Nolan, 46, said: “When I cast Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight, it raised a lot of eye­brows and caused a lot of com­ment.

“I have to trust my in­stincts, and Harry was per­fect for this part.

“I don’t think I was that aware re­ally of how fa­mous Harry was.

“I mean, my daugh­ter had talked about him, my kids talked about him, but I wasn’t re­ally that aware of it.

“So the truth is, I cast Harry be­cause he fit the part won­der­fully and truly earned a seat at the ta­ble.”

Star­ring along­side Harry are act­ing heavy­weights Tom Hardy, Cil­lian Mur­phy, Sir Ken­neth Branagh and Sir Mark Ry­lance as well as new­comer Fionn White­head, who bagged the lead role of Tommy.

Dunkirk is due to be re­leased in cin­e­mas on July 21st.

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