There are a lot of reason to love Christopher Nolan’s celebrated Second World War blockbuster Dunkirk: The moving storyline, the stunning cinematography, the evocative score from Han Zimmer…

Oh, and one Mr Edward Thomas Hardy.

The beloved Hollywood hardman stars alongside a best of British cast of finely-chiselled fellas including Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy and Fionn Whitehead in the Oscar-tipped war flick, and the sight of him manning a Spitfire as an RAF pilot sent to help troops on the beaches is more than enough to send us marching into battle.

So without further ado, here’s some shots of the London-born star that really hit the mark…

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