What is My Policeman about?
My Policeman follows the story of Tom Burgess, a young policeman living in Brighton in 1957. Although he is gay, and falls in love with a museum curator called Patrick Hazelwood, the third main character, Marion, falls in love with Tom.
Due to Tom’s inability to live authentically within his sexuality, he ends up marrying Marion despite his love for Patrick, with a secret agreement being made that Tom will love them both.
However, they only land themselves in a messy love triangle.
The events of the film, though, begin years later in the 1990s, when Patrick arrives at the house Marion and Tom share, beginning an exploration of the events from 40 years earlier.
The novel received great critical reception, and was considered to be a ‘period novel’ given the accuracy with which the 1950s were depicted. If you want to familiarise yourself with the story before you watch the film, you can pick up a copy here.
Who stars in My Policeman?
Harry Styles will portray Tom, with actors David Dawson and Emma Corrin taking on the roles of Patrick and Marion respectively.
Although Harry is best known for his music career, he has shown off his acting skills in Dunkirk and Eternals. Emma Corrin is best known for their work in The Crown, where they starred as a younger Princess Diana, while David Dawson is best known for his work in Peaky Blinders and The Last Kingdom.
Older versions of the characters will be played by Gina McKee, Rupert Everett and Linus Roache.
Where can I watch My Policeman?
An Amazon Studios film, My Policeman will drop on Prime Video on November 4, 2022.