There’s an ease to the character of Tommy, reflected in the way he wears his uniform. And that’s different to the way that Alex wears his - he’s more of a “tough”, for want of a better word. And then there’s a character who wears an ill-fitting uniform. This is not accidental. It’s part of the story-telling.
From: Dunkirk, the history behind the major motion picture.
Was it a risk to cast someone so well known, and yet such an unknown quantity? ‘It didn’t feel risky at all,’ says Emma, 'because he auditioned the same way everyone else did. Over the course of days of coming back to audition, giving it his best, Harry was absolutely right for the part, and it didn’t feel any more a risk casting him than it did casting anyone else.’ Emma appreciates that his fame might get in the way for some: 'there’s always the risk that people can’t get past the persona, but the truth is he’s a great actor. I think when you watch him in the movie he utterly sucks you in. He’s not Harry Styles any more, in the same way that Fionn isn’t Fionn Whitehead any more - he’s Tommy.’