Everything We Know About “My Policeman”

“My Policeman” is an upcoming romantic drama film directed by Michael Grandage based on a 2012 novel by Bethan Roberts. Starring Harry Styles, who plays the role of Tom Burgess, a secretly gay police officer, alongside Emma Corrin, who plays his wife, Marion. The movie is set to be in 1957 in Brighton on the British south coast, a time when homosexuality was illegal in Britain.

My Policeman will be in theaters on November 4th and on Prime Video on October 21st.

The movie shows Tom (Harry Styles) meeting his future wife, Marion (Emma Corrin), and ends up marrying her because of societal norms. At the same time, he falls in love with museum curator Patrick Hazelwood (David Dawson), and he ends up having a decade-long affair. 

The movie revolves around the trio of Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, and David Dawson, so let’s talk about each one. 

Harry Styles as Tom Burgess 

Harry Styles came to fame back in 2010 for his audition on the X Factor and becoming a member of the boy band One Direction. He then went on his solo career as a singer after the band went on a “hiatus” in 2015.

My Policeman was not the first and won’t be the last of his movies. Harry Styles was in Dunkirk (2017) by Christopher Nolan as Alex. He will also be starring in Don’t Worry Darling alongside Florence Pugh and directed by Olivia Wilde. 

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Harry Styles in Dunkirk

Emma Corrin as Marion 

Emma Corrin got the attention they deserved when they landed the role of Princess Diana in the Crown season 4. Before that, they played Esme Winikus in Pennyworth and the tv show Grantchester as Esther Carter. 

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Emma Corrin as Princess Diana

David Dawson as Patrick Hazelwood

Tom’s forbidden love, Patrick, is portrayed by David Dawson. Additionally, he has also had appearances in Peaky Blinders, The Hollow Crown, Ripper Street, and The Last Kingdom. He is best recognized for his portrayal of Toby Kent in Luther. In the 2010 one-off drama The Road to Coronation Street, he also portrayed Tony Warren, the originator of Coronation Street.

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David Dawson in Peaky Blinders

Toronto International Film Festival

The TIFF Tribute Awards celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of the best in the film business. The awards honor prominent individuals of the industry, acting prowess, directing skill, fresh talent, and below-the-line artisans and creators.

The TIFF Tribute Award for Performance will be awarded to My Policeman and its ensemble cast on September 11 at the Fairmont Royal York hotel in Toronto, Canada.


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