Harry is set to star in a film adaptation of the 2012 critically acclaimed Bethan Roberts novel “My Policeman,” as Tom. He will star opposite of Emma Corrin (Marion) as a closeted gay man who gets married to a woman despite being in a passionate affair with another male (Patrick, who will be played by David Dawson.) He marries her despite not being in love with her, because gay love was still viewed as a social ill in the 1950s when the novel initially takes place.
All I have to say is, damn. I wasn’t expecting this all to come to fruition after we spotted Harry with a copy of this book upside down in his coat pocket in early 2020. (Before the pandemic became a huge deal.)
My only question: Is he starring in the movie because he read the book and felt passionate enough to see it brought to life? Or did he only read the book because he knew he would be starring in the movie and was already commissioned to play the role in 2020? Also, it sounds as though he may have been heavily involved with bringing the project together, since apparently he helped select Emma Corrin for her role as Marion (his onscreen wife.)
And as for Patrick, Harry’s onscreen lover…most of us were rooting for this guy…
But realistically that wasn’t going to happen. It would have turned into a porno. It would have incinerated our screens if we actually got to see them kiss. *sobs, backs away, and clutches a copy of this picture to my chest*
Instead, we got this guy. David Dawson. And while some people have said some ignorant things about him and his appearance, I think he’s a good fit, and he’s very handsome. Distinguished, gentlemanly, and mature, just my type.
I genuinely just can’t wait to see Harry kiss a man. Yup, I’m that ignorant. That’s all I took away from this movie announcement. Harry will be kissing a dude and we get to see it! Let the shameless objectification begin! No shirts shall be worn in this film! Get those lips out, Harry!
Ok sorry, I’m kidding. This is art. Let me stop behaving like an uncultured swine.
I purchased the book back in October 2020 when this was first being talked about, and I’m so slow I forgot about my purchase until today when Amazon warned me not to purchase it again. Smh, I was asking people for screenshots on Twitter like a crackhead. So, I will get to reading that book right away! The storyline is rather intriguing, especially when you begin to spot STRONG parallels to the Zarry story (although it seems like Harry is playing the wrong character here lmao.)
I am beyond proud of Harry and everything he’s accomplishing and venturing into right now. He’s a regular ol’ thespian now and I couldn’t be more proud. Let’s hope he doesn’t sleep with this director though like he did with what’s-her-face.
You know, I said this back when he landed the historical Vogue cover in December last year (which I knew about before it came out *grins smugly and nods my head*) Harry is so IT right now. And he’ll be performing at the Grammys as a 3x nominated artist?!?! What can’t this man do?? This man is on fire.
Please do share your thoughts on this book, this movie, and the casting choices!