Ed Sheeran has confirmed that he will make his big screen debut proper in the new film written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle.

Sheeran has not been shy in expressing his desire to act, and earlier in the year was rumoured for a role in the musical comedy film.

Now, he has spoken about what his role (which was filmed earlier this year) entails in the as-yet-untitled film, which imagines a world that has forgotten The Beatles. Himesh Patel playing the man who wakes up to find that he is the only person who remembers the Fab Four and their music.

Sheeran will play himself, who 'discovers' Patel's character and takes him on tour. “Then he gets much, much bigger than me through doing stuff. Yeah, it’s very clever,” he told AFP.

“I got to actually kind of learn how to act. ... With the ‘Game of Thrones’ thing, that was literally me popping in for a day and making a cameo. Or ‘Bastard Executioner’ was me popping in for a day. But this was like full days on set, like full 12-hour days.”

He added: "They shot it around loads of my gigs. So it was a very intense two months. Because I would have four days of gigging and then three days of shooting a film. I was playing myself, so I don’t think I was that bad. There wasn’t much to (mess) up.”

Sheeran's role in 'Game of Thrones' proved seriously divisive, so let's hope that his next acting project - which is set for release in September 2019 - is more successful.