Release DateNovember 23, 2011 (Limited)
Production Budget$10 millions
StudioThe Weinstein Company
Official Siteclick here
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Cast and Crew
- Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe
- Emma Watson as Lucy
- Dominic Cooper as Milton Greene
- Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark
- Judi Dench as Dame Sybil Thorndike
- Kenneth Branagh as Sir Laurence Olivier
- Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh
- Dougray Scott
- Derek Jacobi as Sir Owen Morshead
- Zoe Wanamaker
- Toby Jones as Arthur Jacobs
"My Week with Marilyn" 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. Directed by Simon Curtis and produced by David Parfitt, the film is based on Colin Clark's diaries and has been adapted for the screen by Adrian Hodges.
In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin 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.