Craig David has revealed he'd love to try his hand at acting.

The 37-year-old musician has admitted he's keen to follow in the footsteps of musicians such as Rihanna - who has had roles in movies such as 'Battleship' and the upcoming 'Oceans Eight' movie - and Harry Styles, who received acclaim for his role in 2017's 'Dunkirk', as he's ''interested'' in landing himself a part in a ''gritty film''.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday newspaper, he said: ''There's a time when I would have turned down acting, but I'm at the stage of my career where I'm really interested in giving it a go.

''I've seen Rihanna in a few things and heard great things about Harry. I wouldn't mind doing a gritty film role or drama.''

He isn't the only musician who has considered acting recently, as Harry Styles' One Direction band mate Liam Payne revealed he considers breaking Hollywood to be one of his ''biggest aims''.

Liam told BANG Showbiz earlier this month: ''One of my biggest aims to do is acting. When I watch a film it hits me in a certain way. Maybe Batman or whatever who knows.''

But making the transition from pop star to movie star certainly won't be easy, as 'Sign of the Times' singer Harry previously admitted he ''didn't know what he was doing'' when he first got onto to the set of 'Dunkirk', having never been on a film set before.

He said: ''Before filming I watched films like 'Saving Private Ryan' for inspiration. But I kind of went into this with a feeling a bit like I didn't know what I was doing. I kind of wanted to go in that way.

''The young soldiers also didn't have any idea what they faced or what they were getting into. And for me, I think always being a little bit nervous when I was filming helped me. Any tension I felt personally helped the character.''

And the hunk admitted there was one moment on set where he wanted to give in with the acting and return to singing.

He added: ''My first day was the worst weather we had on the shoot. I thought, 'What am I doing? I want to be back in the studio'. The long days in the water were definitely the most challenging. It's where you end up so exhausted that however much you want to do it, you start to get emotional. And being underwater is just on another level, because you obviously can't breathe.''