Harry Styles, who is on a hiatus from boy band One Direction, was spotted filming a scene for Dunkirk in London Monday.

Harry Styles Films ‘Dunkirk’

Styles, 22, was pictured leaning out of a train and swigging from a beer bottle – with two other bottles clasped in his other hand – on the Dunkirk set. The singer-turned-actor was clad in his muddy military garb costume and was sporting his new-shorn haircut for the day of filming the World War II epic.

In addition to Styles, the cast of Dunkirk includes, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Mark Rylance, who won an Oscar last year for his performance in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies. Incidentally, it is Rylance who’s offered some commentary on Styles’ skills as an actor.

“He doesn’t need tips. He is shaping up,” Rylance told the U.K.’s Evening Standard. “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.

Rylance added, “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.”

Dunkirk, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, hits theaters July 2017.

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