My Week with Marilyn hits UK cinemas this Friday, 25th November and I can’t wait to chat with people about it. I was lucky enough to see a very early screening of it to interview Eddie Redmayne (which will go live either today or tomorrow) who plays Colin Clark in the movie. It’s been such a long time now and I’ve been longing for my friends to be able to go and see it because I really enjoyed it.
Today we have this brand new exclusive image courtesy of The Weinstein Company for the movie which shows two of the leads, Eddie Redmayne (Colin Clark) and Michelle Williams (Marilyn Monroe) in bed together. My Week with Marilyn is directed by Simon Curtis and also stars Toby Jones, Emma Watson, Dominic Cooper, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond, Judi Dench, Dougray Scott, Zoë Wanamaker and Derek Jacobi.
In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), 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 (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott). 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.
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