‘My Policeman’ trailer: Emotional story of forbidden love in 1950s Brighton

An extended trailer has been unveiled for upcoming romantic drama My Policeman.

Based on Bethan Roberts’ acclaimed 2014 novel, the “exquisitely told, tragic tale of thwarted love” is set in Brighton on the South Coast of England in the 1950s.

Amazon Prime’s film adaptation of the book stars One Direction singer Harry Styles, whose previous acting roles include 2017’s Dunkirk movie.

He’s joined by The Crown actress Emma Corrin, who won acclaim for her portrayal of Princess Diana in the fourth season of the hit Netflix series, and David Dawson from The Last Kingdom and Ripper Street.

Watch the brand new trailer here:


Playing the older versions of the main trio of characters are Linus Roache (Vikings), Gina McKee (Phantom Thread), and Rupert Everett (Another Country).

The supporting cast includes Tristan Sturrock (Poldark), Andrew Tiernan (Marcella), Jack Bandeira (Silent Witness), Kadiff Kirwan (This Is Going to Hurt), Richard Dempsey (Downton Abbey), Maddie Rice (Fleabag), Dora Davis (The King’s Man), Róisín Monaghan (Enola Holmes 2), Harry Atwell (Da Vinci’s Demons), and Joseph Potter (Casualty).

My Policeman will be released in cinemas from Friday 21st October.

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

The official synopsis for My Policeman 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.”

Watch the first teaser trailer here:


My Policeman is described as “a visually transporting, heart-stopping portrait of three people caught up in the shifting tides of history, liberty, and forgiveness.”

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

Harry Styles also has a second 1950s-set film out soon, called Don’t Worry Darling.

Co-starring Little Women star Florence Pugh, the psychological thriller is released this week and you can watch the trailer here:


The Crown is back for a fifth season on Netflix this winter, but Emma Corrin is handing over the role of Princess Diana to Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager).

Bethan Roberts’ novel My Policeman is available on Amazon.