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Harry Styles open to acting return

Harry Styles is open to returning acting, despite previously claiming Dunkirk was likely to be his one and only film role.

Director Christopher Nolan cast the One Direction star as British soldier Alex in his Second World War epic.

Despite winning positive reviews for his performance in the small but pivotal role, at the movie's London premiere Harry, 23, said he might be "one (film) and done" as an actor.

However, when interviewed by British DJ and presenter Nick Grimshaw as part of a dedicated BBC TV special, Harry backtracked on his comment, saying that he's planning to focus on music but keep an eye out for a project that captured his imagination.

He explained, "I love music so much, so I don't think I would shift, but if there was something that I loved then maybe, yeah."

Although he was delighted to work with Nolan and an all star cast including Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance, he said he found his first day of filming on Dunkirk's maritime set a nightmare.

"I'd say that the worst day, weather-wise, physical-wise, was my first day on set," he complained. "It was so cold. They kind of just threw us straight in the ocean, it was freezing cold, and there was all this weird foam on the beach and stuff. Sand was blowing everywhere... it was my first day, and I remember at the end just being like, 'What have I done? This is so hard!'"

For his TV special, Harry performed hits from his debut solo album, as well as selected cover versions including Fleetwood Mac's The Chain.

He also filmed a segment with his longtime pal Nick, visiting a care home to run a bingo game for the elderly residents.

Harry acted as bingo caller, and even offered a copy of his self-titled debut solo album as a prize. However, Mary, the resident who won the game and had first choice of her reward, rejected the record in favor of shower gel.