My Policeman’s European premiere is happening this Saturday, October 15 at The British Film Institute (BFI) London film festival, following its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival last month. Held at the Southbank Centre in the Royal Festival Hall, fans and critics will see director Michael Grandage’s adaptation of Bethan Roberts’s novel.
While Harry Styles who plays Tom, is not expected to attend the premiere in London, his co-stars such as Emma Corrin (Marion) and David Dawson (Patrick) are set to show up at the film festival, according to the BFI.
This is to be Styles’ fourth foray into acting. He began his acting career in the movie Dunkirk, thereafter making an appearance in the Marvel cinematic universe and most recently playing Jack Chambers in Don’t Worry Darling. My Policeman will see him taking the lead as policeman Tom Burgess, and critics and commentators will be watching closely, following tepid reviews for his performance in Don’t Worry Darling.
Set in Brighton in the 1950s, a time when being gay was still illegal, My Policeman follows the story of: “A long-suppressed gay relationship between a Brighton Policeman and a museum curator, and the woman who comes between them,” tweeted theatre critic, Mark Shenton. After attending an advanced private screening of the film in Soho, Shenton says: “As a gay man born in the same period, I found it deeply moving and powerfully told.”
My Policeman arrives in selected theatres on October 21 and debuts on Prime Video on November 4.