‘My Policeman’ first look: Harry Styles and ‘The Crown’ star lead 1950s romance

The first photos from My Policeman have been unveiled.

Based on Bethan Roberts’ acclaimed novel of the same name, the movie is described as “an exquisitely told, tragic tale of thwarted love.”

Heading up the cast is One Direction singer Harry Styles, who period drama fans may recognise from 2017’s Dunkirk movie.

He’s joined by Emma Corrin, who wowed audiences with her portrayal of Princess Diana in The Crown.

Corrin’s role was originally set to be played by Lily James from Downton Abbey.

Rounding out the cast are Gina McKee (Phantom Thread), Linus Roache (Vikings), David Dawson (Ripper Street), and Rupert Everett (Another Country).

Roberts’ 2014 novel was inspired by the life of E.M. Forster and his relationship with his long-time companion Bob Buckingham and his wife.

The book has been adapted for the screen by theatre director Michael Grandage and Oscar-nominated writer Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia).

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The official synopsis reads: “A beautifully crafted story of forbidden love and changing social conventions, My Policeman follows three young people – policeman Tom (Harry Styles), teacher Marion (Emma Corrin), and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson)– as they embark on an emotional journey in 1950s Britain.

“Flashing forward to the 1990s, Tom (Linus Roache), Marion (Gina McKee), and Patrick (Rupert Everett) are still reeling with longing and regret, but now they have one last chance to repair the damage of the past.”

My Policeman will be released in UK cinemas on 21st October.

It’ll then premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video from 4th November.

We’re told to expect “a visually transporting, heart-stopping portrait of three people caught up in the shifting tides of history, liberty, and forgiveness.”

Bethan Roberts’ novel My Policeman is available on Amazon.