Niall Horan has revealed if he would like to follow his One Direction bandmate Harry Styles into acting.

The Mullingar-born singer-songwriter was speaking to RTÉ correspondent Sinead Crowley about Styles' acting debut in Christopher Nolan's historical epic Dunkirk when he said whether or not a move into movies would tickle his fancy.

"He [Styles] was brilliant in Dunkirk, he was really, really good in it," Horan said. "I was pleasantly surprised and loved it and thought he did a fantastic job so I'm looking forward to seeing what he does next."

Niall Horan praises Harry Styles in Dunkirk but is unsure he would have "the patience" to be an actor

However, the 23-year-old Irish singer said he'd probably be sticking to the music. For now anyway.

"I don't think I've got the patience to be an actor. I don't know if I'd be any good at it either, but never say never, eh?" Horan said with a smile.

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Horan, who kicked off his Flicker Sessions world tour earlier this week in The Olympia Theatre and unveiled tracks from his upcoming debut album, said he's hoping to catch up with Styles very soon in Las Vegas.

"I'm doing the same gig as Harry [Styles] next week or the week after so I'll be seeing him at that. We see each other on and off, it's a big change but something you have to relish." he said.

Horan keeps in touch with his One Direction bandmates "most days"

The singer and musician also said he keeps in touch with all his One Direction bandmates regularly. "Most days we keep in touch through email or text.

"Everyone's doing their own thing all over the place at the minute so we don't get to see each other as much as we would like to." he admitted.

Read Harry Guerin's review of Niall Horan's Olympia Theatre gig here and watch our interview with Harry Styles about making his acting debut in Dunkirk here.