A Full Sunday Of Harry Styles At TIFF As ‘My Policeman’ Takes Tribute Award And Notches World Premiere Standing Ovation


During a break from his residency at Madison Square Garden, and shortly after the don’t worry baby Harry Styles, the world premiere of the Venice Film Festival, hit Toronto as his Amazon Studios Prime Video feature film drama, my police officer, made its world premiere and to a huge standing ovation at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

And there was no social media meme spat or backstage drama; just all the good vibes for my police officer cast and director Michael Grandage. The first stop was the Princess of Wales, where the likes of Emma Corin, David Dawson, Linus Roache, Styles and the filmmaker take the stage. Then they were taken to the Fairmont Hotel a few blocks away to pick up their TIFF tribute award for Best Performance (for the entire cast; see their acknowledgments below). Then they went back for a Q&A at the Princess of Wales. And let’s not forget the press conference earlier in the day. All this before Styles reported flying back to NYC to continue his concert. He’s coming to LA on October 15 for a 15-night stay at the Kia Forum.

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my police officer tells the story of Tom (Styles), a police officer in the midst of a love triangle with Marion, a teacher (Emma Corrin), and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson), at a time when homosexuality was banned in 1950s Britain . Flashing forward to the 1990s, Tom (Linus Roache), Marion (Gina McKee), and Patrick (Rupert Everett) are still reeling from desire and regret, but now they have one last chance to repair the damage of the past.

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Styles said of working with the ensemble during the Q&A after the premiere: “I think having a real friendship outside of the characters obviously makes the friendship scenes possible, if you will; does not require much acting. And in the more intense scenes, there’s a lot of confidence and security. That all benefits from a real connection.”

Earlier today at the TIFF press conference for the film, Styles commented on tackling the bold film: “The overall themes are incredibly timeless. I think that’s why the film works so well. The themes of love and freedom and the search for it is incredibly relevant no matter what time you want to set it up.”