Fans share a first glimpse of Harry Styles and Emma Corrin in My Policeman

The adaptation of Bethan Roberts’ queer love story has started filming in Brighton

In September last year, it was announced that Harry Styles would play the lead role in an adaptation of Bethan Roberts’ 2012 novel My Policeman, with The Crown’s Emma Corrin joining the cast earlier this year. Now, filming has officially begun in Brighton, where proceedings are proving (predictably) hard to keep under wraps.

In other words, the internet has been flooded with images of Harry Styles in uniform, portraying the titular policeman, Tom Burgess. Corrin (who plays a schoolteacher named Marion) has also been spotted on set, alongside David Dawson (AKA the film’s museum curator Patrick Hazelwood), while long lines of stans crowd the street, vying for a closer look.

Written by acclaimed screenwriter Ron Nyswaner and directed by Michael Grandage, My Policeman revolves around the relationship of Tom and Marion, and how it is disrupted by a love affair between Tom and Patrick in the 1950s, when homosexuality was still illegal.

Scenes that pick the story up in the 1990s, meanwhile, will see Patrick reenter the now-married couple’s lives, with the older characters portrayed by Gina McKee, Linus Roache, and Rupert Everett.

This year, Harry Styles also wrapped filming alongside Florence Pugh in Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling. The psychological thriller also takes place in the 1950s, though it trades Brighton for a utopian community in the California desert. 

Get a first look at Harry Styles in Don’t Worry Darling here, and view scenes from the set of My Policeman below. Exact release dates for both films are yet to be confirmed.