“Michelle Williams is flawless, brilliant and exhilarating.”
“One of the best movies of the year.”
“…intensely enjoyable… glorious performances”
Adapted from the books by Colin Clark
Simon Russell Beale
Michelle Williams plays the iconic Marilyn Monroe alongside a fantastic British cast including Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson and Julia Ormond.
The film chronicles a week in the life of Marilyn Monroe in which she escapes the shackles of her Hollywood career and embraces British life with Colin Clark.
In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Clark, just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller.
Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as My Week with Marilyn - this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.
The film is directed by Simon Curtis, produced by David Parfitt for Trademark Films, and distributed by The Weinstein Company. The screenplay by Adrian Hodges is based on Colin Clark’s diaries The Prince, The Showgirl and Me and My Week with Marilyn.