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Harry Styles’ lover is set to be played by David Dawson in LGBT romantic drama My Policeman

Harry Styles’ lover is set to be played by David Dawson in LGBT romantic drama My Policeman

Harry Styles‘ lover will be played by David Dawson in the LGBT romantic drama My Policeman.

Baz Bamigboye revealed in The Daily Mail on Friday that The Last Kingdom star, 38, will take on the role of Patrick Hazelwood, the man with whom Harry’s married Tom Burgess has a secret affair with for decades.

Rupert Everett will appear as the older version of Patrick in the film, while Harry will be replaced by Linus Roache. 

New role: Harry Styles’ lover is set to be played by David Dawson in LGBT romantic drama My Policeman, Baz Bamigboye revealed on Friday (Harry pictured in February 2020)

Set in Brighton in the late 1957 the film, which is based on Bethan Roberts’ novel, focuses on police officer Tom, who is gay but chooses to marry schoolteacher Marion (Emma Corrin) due to social expectations in the era. 

Despite this, Tom embarks on an affair with Patrick after the latter falls in love at first sight when they meet at Brighton Museum years later.

Marion becomes jealous when she discovers their passionate relationship, and decides to take drastic action during a time when homosexuality was illegal.  

Romance: The Last Kingdom star (pictured in 2018) will take on the role of Patrick Hazelwood, the man with whom Harry's married Tom Burgess has a secret affair with for decades

Romance: The Last Kingdom star (pictured in 2018) will take on the role of Patrick Hazelwood, the man with whom Harry’s married Tom Burgess has a secret affair with for decades 

The 2012 novel explores the sexual mores of the 1950s and the criminalisation of homosexuality 

Newly crowned Golden Globe winner Emma will morph into Gina McKee in the new film, which follows a married couple caught up in a polysexual love triangle.

Bamigboye revealed last month that Corrin would star with Styles in the film adaptation, Lily James was previously considered for the part.

Relationship: Tom embarks on an affair with Patrick after the latter falls in love at first sight when they meet at Brighton Museum years later (David pictured left in 2018)

Future self: Rupert Everett (pictured in 2018) will appear as the older version of Patrick in the film

Future self: Rupert Everett (right, in 2018) will appear as the older version of Patrick in the film (David pictured left in 2018)

Corrin will play Marion, with McKee (Bodyguard, Line Of Duty, Notting Hill) taking on the part 40 years later, when the story moves into the 1990s. 

The Amazon Studios production is set to be directed by Michael Grandage, and it will shoot from April 12 on locations in London and the South-East coast, while the more intimate moments will be filmed at one of the big film studios.

The film will be adapted by Oscar-nominee Ron Nyswaner, and Amazon will be working with Berlanti Schechter Productions.

Star: Golden Globe winner Emma (pictured in March 2020) will morph into Gina McKee in the new film, which follows a married couple caught up in a polysexual love triangle

Star: Golden Globe winner Emma (pictured in March 2020) will morph into Gina McKee in the new film, which follows a married couple caught up in a polysexual love triangle

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