Read on at your own peril. ... Alex is another young soldier, initially on a ship on its way back to England. Don’t get too comfortable, there’s still at least an hour left … struggling to surface as bullets speed by, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. The charity provides real hair wigs for free to children who have lost their hair because of treatments for cancer and other illnesses, like the U.S. charity Wigs For Kids. As for Styles, he said he was overwhelmed by the massive production. Styles will be a little busy with his music career after he finishes the promotional work for Dunkirk. “It’s so intense because you do the audition and go home and obsess over whether people liked you or not.”, “He’s got his head screwed on right,” costume designer Jeffrey Kurland told People Magazine about Styles. Had the exact same question as how murphy's boat sank! 1. He even has a big role in the film. Dunkirk: Harry Styles on being the only cast member who uses F-word - TWICE HARRY STYLES is the only cast member in Dunkirk who gets to do something very particular. Tommy is an English soldier, the only soldier on the streets of Dunkirk to survive an attack by the Germans at the beginning of the film. “I mean, my daughter had talked about him. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is a nail-biter from start to finish. “I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ve gotta shave my hair off.’ It wasn’t a hard decision, it got made into a wig.”. The characters in Dunkirk may seem to be limited to the situation, but their actions to survive prove that they are people far beyond Dunkirk. Even with the drowning scenes, I quite enjoyed it, to be honest. This is your last chance to bail if you don't want to know how it all works out. Tommy: Don’t be daft. You really, really should see the epic film, preferably on an IMAX screen, before reading any more. Another scene cuts to Style underwater, struggling to surface as bullets speed by. It’s not just a cameo where he waves at the camera. There's a lot of concern in the Twittersphere about Harry Styles' character Alex in Dunkirk, the World War II thriller now in theaters and No. He is one of the British soldiers trying to escape from the enemies. “I’m so excited about this project coming out. right here –. As for Styles, even if … HEAR THE WHOLE THING (it's amazing!) Fionn Whitehead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, How Well Do Harry Styles and Sir Kenneth Branagh Know Their Shakespeare? Esquire sure didn't make anything better in its piece titled, "We should all be prepared to watch Harry Styles die in Dunkirk.". Dunkirk study guide contains a biography of Christopher Nolan, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. I’d do it again.”. 1 at the box office. Yep, there are a lot of boats in this movie. Dunkirk was a critical turning point in World War II.German dictator Adolf Hitler’s blitzkrieg strategy depended on maintaining concentrated forward momentum in its invasion of France and Belgium; Germany had overrun the region by May 1940. "Even with the drowning scenes, I quite enjoyed it, to be honest," he told USA TODAY. Climbs a rope up to, you guessed it, another boat. Styles has appeared on the big screen before, but in One Direction’s This Is Us and Where We Are concert films. Spoiler alert! A big name, who would be plastered over the posters, front and centre at promotional interviews, but given a barely-speaking part and probably killed off in the first five minutes. “I don’t think I was that aware really of how famous Harry was,” Nolan, the director of Interstellar and the Dark Knight trilogy, told the Associated Press. The three soldiers are taken on another boat the same night. After Styles posted the image, the charity thanked him for his generosity. “I think Chris [was scarier] in that he doesn’t say anything. Tommy, Alex, and Gibson are younger soldiers who are looking to get off the beaches at Dunkirk by whatever means possible. He just sits in the darkness in the back of the room,” Styles explained. He also hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this year. I auditioned literally thousands of young men with different combinations of young men. How film newbies Harry Styles, Fionn Whitehead survived Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk', Christopher Nolan wades into his biggest battle with the epic 'Dunkirk', Vanity Fair even asked the question: "Harry Styles is totally going to die in Dunkirk, isn’t he?" Website: http://bit.ly/1MsreVq YouTube: http://bit.ly/1BxNiLl Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1FbXnjU Twitter: http://bit.ly/1Bs1eI1 This Morning -…2017-07-14T11:55:39.000Z. 2 years ago. The film has earned rave reviews, with many critics noting that Styles can surprisingly act. Rylance, who won an Oscar for his supporting role in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, also told the AP that he didn’t know who Styles was until his 11-year-old niece told him about the singer. And … Although he was eliminated, he was brought together with fellow singers Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne to form the group. Getty Cillian Murphy, Barry Keoghan, Harry Styles and Kenneth Branagh. The opening text reads that, during World War II, the British and French armies have over 400,000 soldiers stranded on Dunkirk as they wait for the miracle of a rescue, or until they die. But for the guys on the beach, we really wanted young unknowns. OK, seriously. Dunkirk, the subject of Christopher Nolan’s new movie, was both a battle and evacuation. ; Dead Person Impersonation: He is actually a French soldier impersonating a dead British soldier. Don’t get too comfortable, there’s still at least an hour left … “I haven’t thought too much in terms of next movie,” Styles told USA Today. As for Styles, even if he doesn't know about other film projects. Powered by. So even with the odds seemingly stacked against him, does Styles' Alex make it out of Dunkirk alive? At this … So he auditioned. Now, he thought sorrowfully as Alex drifted once again into sleep, he’d probably never have the chance to say something so carefree to Alex again. Series. Broadcast on 14/07/2016 Like, follow and subscribe to This Morning! That’s because former One Direction singer Harry Styles makes his acting debut in the dramatic story about Dunkirk evacuation. Styles told The Project in Australia that they developed a “bromance.” They even held hands during the interview. The 23-year-old Styles is became a member of One Direction after auditioning for The X Factor. Alex: He’s a fucking Jerry. “I went up in her estimation. Styles told This Morning that the audition process for Dunkirk was scarier than his X Factor auditions. 3 years ago. But he says he'd be happy to have another go at Dunkirk. Here’s what you need to know about Malik’s role in Dunkirk and how he got the part of Alex. This one. Need answers. Alex spends about a week on the beach at Dunkirk before rescue finally arrives, and in that time, he dodges death countless times. First he's seen thrashing in the water following a German attack on the Allied forces. Tommy : [last dialogue] We shall go on to the end. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is a culmination of his filmmaking strengths. Like at all. While Simon Cowell gives you immediate feedback, Nolan didn’t say anything at first. Styles added the hashtag #LittlePrincessTrust, a reference to the U.K. and Ireland charity Little Princess Trust. Alex is a character portrayed by Harry Styles for the film Dunkirk. The fighters are called in to aid the boats and manage to stop several major catastrophes. “She was just more excited than anything I’ve ever done because I was going to be acting with Harry Styles,” Rylance said. “He reached out to the Trust because he wanted to support us – what an endorsement from someone so popular!”, Harry Styles co-hosts the Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick GrimshawHarry Styles is back – and the first person he came to visit was Grimmy at BBC Radio 1. I won the Harry!”. And – spoiler alert – he doesn’t die! WARNING: Some Spoilers Follow. “I think the thing was that it was really exciting to kind of explore obviously the relationship between the two characters,” Styles told The Program. But Dunkirk marks his debut as an actor. It’s hard to fathom this, but director Christopher Nolan and Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance said they didn’t fully understand how big Styles is when he joined the film. Not so! Here's a look at his role and how he was cast. | This Morning, Harry Styles co-hosts the Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw, Harry Styles is back – and the first person he came to visit was Grimmy at BBC Radio 1. | This MorningSubscribe now for more! He’s not that unknown, but he’d never done anything as an actor before. Trying not to die, mostly. So the truth is, I cast Harry because he fit the part wonderfully and truly earned a seat at the table.”. Styles posted a photo of his hair on Instagram in May 2016, with the caption “Whoops.”. Things have not looked good at all for Harry and Alex in the trailers for the Christopher Nolan film. My kids talked about him, but I wasn’t really that aware of it. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is remarkably faithful to the ... Tommy and Harry Styles’ Alex are certainly true to life. ... More posts from the Dunkirk community. “He’s a terrific guy with a great sense of humor and he’s quite talented – not just in music. Gibson when the latter is … He’ll be on the road until July 14, 2018 when he finishes up the tour in Los Angeles. However, Hitler exercised restraint at Dunkirk, halting his panzer tanks short of the seaport only days before the evacuation. In the end, Tommy spent five days on the beach at Dunkirk. 3. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. How Well Do Harry Styles and Sir Kenneth Branagh Know Their Shakespeare? This story includes vital information about Dunkirk and its ending. Big Damn Heroes: He opens the hatch door to save other soldiers, Tommy and Alex included, from a sinking hospital ship. When heading to see Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, some members of the audience might not be those you would typically see at a gritty World War II movie about a battle that happened before the U.S. entered the war. Alex: We don’t need a volunteer. The Air Ending Explained - Ambiguity and Historial Context "The Air" side of Dunkirk is the most removed from the rest - the dilated timeline meaning an hour event unfolds at the same pace as day or week - and yet its impact is unavoidable. http://bit.ly/1JM41yF Sir Kenneth Branagh and Harry Styles share their experiences of filming Christopher Nolan's new film 'Dunkirk', but how will they fare when Alison tests them on their Shakespeare knowledge? “They are big fans of Chris, too, and I think they’re excited to see it,” he said. It’ll surprise [fans] because he’s so talented, just to see him in an acting role, doing something quite different from what he usually does and how successfully I feel he’ll be at it.”, Dunkirk Battle: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, A post shared by @ harrystyles on May 6, 2016 at 9:36am PDT, Since British soldiers didn’t have long hair during World War II, Styles’ famous long locks had to go. He told the AP that his One Direction bandmates supported his acting career. Harry Styles as Alex, Aneurin Barnard as Gibson and Fionn Whitehead as Tommy in Dunkirk. Climbs up the pier and gets on a new ship. He would have died five times over if it wasn't for the strange silent soldier with the sad eyes. When it was announced that Harry Styles had been cast in Dunkirk, most people assumed it was a Drew Barrymore in Scream sort of deal. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Nolan said he really wanted young, unknown actors to play the soldiers on the Dunkirk beach. Nolan succeeded in filling out his cast … And he had it. Rasoul's friend, a refugee in Dunkirk, told me in a phone call the family left Iran on 7 August for Turkey, then took a ferry to Italy and then drove to France almost a month ago. He is played by Harry Styles. Harry Styles in Dunkirk: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. You can see Styles as Alex, a private, in Dunkirk this weekend. Christopher Nolan might not have known that Harry Styles was a celebrity , but it’s a fair guess that most other viewers of Dunkirk will. [he points to Gibson] Alex: He’s a German spy. “We got to go home and shower at the end of the day. That obviously makes it much easier to deal with,” Styles said. Warning: May contain spoilers At first, he turns out to be a normal, harmless, and friendly soldier, but he is very suspicious about a quiet and shy soldier named Gibson, thinking he was a spy. The singer couldn’t ask for a better project to launch his acting career. The answer: Alex survives multiple boat sinkings and German attacks to make it back to England and read about the Battle of Dunkirk in the newspaper. No prizes for guessing what it is. Harry Styles, 23, is playing a WWII soldier named Alex in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. I know someone who ought to get off. [to Gibson] Alex: You don’t speak English. or Alex is badly injured just before the war ends and Tommy has to come to terms with his feelings for him while simultaneously realizing he's going to have to let Alex go. Posted by 5 days ago. And, of course, in true Directioner fashion, fans are out in full force on Twitter trying to determine Alex's fate. To add to the already grim outlook, Styles recently explained that the authenticity of the underwater scenes came from a real fear of drowning while filming, "While you’re down there filming and acting out the scene, you’re also thinking, 'I cannot breathe for much longer than this,' " Styles told USA TODAY. Dunkirk is the most anticipated World War II movie in years—a summer blockbuster from Christopher Nolan that will be screened on stunning 70 mm. Part 1 of Dunkirk Verse; Language: English Words: 10,926 ... Alex (Dunkirk)/Louis Tomlinson (8) Alex & Tommy (Dunkirk) (8) Alex (Dunkirk)/Reader (7) Exclude Additional Tags Angst (31) Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures While filming, Whitehead became friends with is much more famous co-star. The Mole (One Week) Six British soldiers are walking through the desolate streets of Dunkirk. ; Cruel and Unusual Death: He drowns after getting tangled in chains on the Dutch trawler. In that same interview, Styles said everyone on set understood that they have it much easier than the men who survived the real Dunkirk evacuation, when over 330,000 Allied troops were evacuated over eight days. The answer: Alex survives multiple boat sinkings and German attacks to make it back to England and read about the Battle of Dunkirk in the newspaper. Warning: This post contains spoilers for Dunkirk. Harry Styles makes his acting debut in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk. Climbs up the pier and gets on a new ship. Ever since the singer was cast in the movie, fans have been wondering what would happen to his character. Dunkirk (2017) Harry Styles as Alex. Styles doesn’t have another movie lined up just yet, but he’s hoping to get another role soon. right here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z879g – or download it via the BBC iPlayer Radio app on your phone.2017-04-07T10:54:20.000Z, “I felt very naked for a while,” Styles told The Breakfast Club of his short haircut. Styles had to audition for his part, just like thousands of other young men. Harry Styles’ high profile however helps raise awareness about the charity too,” the charity wrote. Alex was aboard a ship evacuating wounded soldiers before it was attacked by the Germans. “We are grateful to anyone who decides to do good things for us. Nolan succeeded in filling out his cast with mostly unknowns, including star Fionn Whitehead, who has no major credits to his name other than Dunkirk. Have you noticed he hasn’t said a word, because I have. In September, he’ll be starting a U.S. fall tour, and many shows have already sold out. As the director explained: When we put the cast together, we had some established names: Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy. Fans have been preparing for the worst screen fate for the One Direction star, who is getting excellent reviews for his first acting role. Styles recently began his solo career, with his first album, Harry Styles, coming out in May 2017. Dunkirk Plot Summary In 1940 during World War 2, thousands of Allied soldiers comprising of British and French troops, are stranded on Dunkirk - a Fre. "I’d do it again.". As the core of the Dunkirk evacuation story, there's definitely a historical drive here, with Nolan showing how retreat can be victorious. Styles Developed a ‘Bromance’ With Co-Star Fionn Whitehead. Dunkirk is a 2017 war thriller film written, directed, and produced by Christopher Nolan that depicts the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II.Its ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy.The film was distributed by Warner Bros. HEAR THE WHOLE THING (it's amazing!) 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