According to entertainment columnist Baz Bamigboye, we now know who will be playing Harry Style’s lover in his upcoming bisexual drama My Policeman.
Bamigboye tweeted that David Dawson is set to play Patrick Hazelwood, Tom Burgess’ (Harry Styles) lover in the 1950’s. Dawson and Styles will be joined in the film about love and the criminalization of homosexuality in 1950’s England by Golden Globe winner Emma Corrin, who will play Marion, the woman Burgess marries.
Dawson is largely known for his theatre roles, including The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, for which he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier award in 2007. He’s also starred in television shows like The Road to Coronation Street, Luther, Ripper Street, and Year of the Rabbit.
According to Bamigboye, the older version of Styles’ character will be played by Linus Roache (Homeland), while the older version of Corrin’s character will be played by Gina McKee (Catherine the Great). Rupert Everett will play the older version of Dawson’s character in the Amazon Films-backed venture. Neither Styles or Dawson are publicly known to be queer though Styles has famously resisted being labeled.
My Policeman is based on the novel of the same name by Bethan Roberts, and according to Deadline, starts in the late 90’s, “when the arrival of elderly invalid Patrick into Marion and Tom’s home triggers the exploration of seismic events from 40 years previous: the passionate relationship between Tom and Patrick at a time when homosexuality was illegal.”
The film is being directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage, and is being written by Oscar and Emmy nominee Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia).
Greg Berlanti, who directed Love, Simon will be producing alongside his producing partner Sarah Schechter. Together they’ve produced things like Batwoman, Arrow, Riverdale, Legends of Tomorrow, and more. Robbie Rogers, Cora Palfrey and Philip Heard are also producing.