BRIGHTON Palace Pier was transported back to the 1950s to host the cast of a new film starring Harry Styles.

My Policeman, a romantic drama which is being made by Amazon Studios, is being shot at locations across Sussex.

Film crews were spotted at the pier yesterday, taking the landmark back in time more than 70 years.

These pictures show musician Harry Styles and his co-star Emma Corrin, playing fun fair games and strolling along the pier together arm-in arm.

Hundreds of extras can also be seen at the location and several classic cars were parked in the road.

Filming also took place yesterday in Madeira Drive, Brighton and on Hove seafront.

A large section of the promenade was sectioned off and members of the public were told they could not walk along the beach parallel to Hove Lawns.

Two buses full of extras arrived at the location, followed by two cars carrying Harry and Emma.

Harry was seen waving to fans as he left the seafront set and could be hearing shouting over to members of an exercise class, which was taking place on the lawns.

My Policeman is set largely in Brighton and Hove, but locations in Worthing and Newhaven have also been used for filming.

My Policeman is based on Brighton Bethan Roberts’s 2012 novel of the same name.

Harry Styles will play Tom, the police officer of the title.

The story takes place in the late 1990s when the arrival of Patrick, an elderly invalid, triggers an exploration of events from 40 years previous – Tom and Patrick’s relationship at a time when being gay was illegal.

Award-winning theatre director Michael Grandage is shooting a screenplay by Oscar-winner Ron Nyswaner, who penned 1993 legal drama Philadelphia.

Corrin, 25, has become one of the industry’s most sought after actresses thanks to her acclaimed portrayal of a struggling Diana in series four of The Crown.

It has not yet been confirmed when the film will be released, but it is understood to hit the big screen next year.

Harry made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s 2017 war film Dunkirk and will star in Olivia Wilde’s psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling.