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Is Harry Styles’ Film ‘My Policeman’ Based on a True Story?

Harry Styles’ new movie My Policeman just saw the light of day on the streaming giant Amazon Prime Video and let us share with you, it has created quite a buzz among the fans of the former One Direction member.

Not long ago, the Sign of the Times singer was seen in Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling and now he is back to woo the audiences with his new movie My Policeman, which also stars Emma Corrin and David Dawson in lead roles.

The Amazon Prime Video’s new movie My Policeman narrates the tale of a husband with a secret lover. Continue reading further to know whether the movie is based on a true story or not.

What is the central plot of the movie ‘My Policeman’?

The romantic drama My Policeman which is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Bethan Roberts hit the cinema halls on Friday, October 21, 2022, and it was recently released on the streaming platform Amazon Prime Video on November 4, 2022, Friday.

For those of you who are unaware, let us tell you, the film My Policeman tells the story of a young gay policeman, Tom Burgess (essayed by Harry Styles) who marries a schoolteacher named Marion (played by Emma Corrin).

The film will take you through a rollercoaster ride full of twists and turns of forbidden love and heartache. The twist in the tale comes when Tom falls in love with another man named Patrick Hazlewood (portrayed by David Dawson).

The movie My Policeman which is set in 1950’s Britain, puts some light on a tricky love triangle as the characters come to terms with who they are and what they want. Then, homosexuality was illegal in Britain.

The movie shows the challenges and difficulties faced by the gay community and individuals at the time. Despite getting mixed reviews, the movie has been praised for its heartwarming topic.

Is the movie ‘My Policeman’ based on a true story?

The answer to the above question is a big yes. The plot and the characters of the film My Policeman are fictional but it surely contains some elements of truth. This movie is based on the book of the same name written by Bethan Roberts.

The novel My Policeman was published in the year 2012. The book is loosely inspired by a true story. For her novel, Bethan took some major inspiration from the life of E.M. Forster.

Forster was a popular British author who produced works from the year 1901 to 1970. He was most noted for his stories such as A Passage to India and Howards End. Bethan took some inspiration for her book from the real life of the renowned author E.M. Forster.

Roberts tried to gather more information about the past affairs of Forster and learned that he was in a relationship with Bob Buckingham, a married policeman. Similar to the characters in the film adaptation, Forster and his lover Robert Buckingham had an age difference of more than 20 years. Another similarity is the love triangle.

Have you seen Harry Styles’ new movie, My Policeman? If you have seen the film, then kindly let us know your thoughts on the film in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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