Ed Sheeran On His Acting Ambitions: "I'd Like To Star In A Gritty Brit Flick"

26 June 2012, 10:18 | Updated: 26 June 2012, 10:28

The 'Small Bump' star reveals he would do something "out of the ordinary" if he made a leap into the film world.

Ed Sheeran has confessed that if he wanted to appear in a movie it would have to be along the lines of the Trainspotting sequel Skagboys.

The 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' singer had aspirations to go into acting when he was younger before finding success with his music and said thinks being in a "gritty Brit flick" would take people by surprise.

"If I ever did anything, I'd love to do something like Skagboys, a gritty Brit flick," he admitted. "Because I'm a bit clean cut and a bit smiley, it would be good to do something very out of the ordinary."

Although he has some experience of the acting world, he quickly pointed out it is not quite at the same level of his musical talents.

"I did National Youth Theatre when I was 16," he added. "I can hold a tune but my acting is not quite up to the same standard yet."

You can view a picture of Ed performing live at the Summertime Ball 2012 below:

Last year, the star told Capital that he was close to quitting music had an audition for a new TV show been successful.

Meanwhile, the BRIT Award winning star is readying work on his new studio album and is set to head out on his US tour.

Ed will also be appearing at the iTunes Festival 2012 performing during the same month at the Roundhouse in Camden as the likes of Usher, Olly Murs and One Direction.