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My Week with Marilyn (2011)

My Week with Marilyn

A film by Adrian Hodges, based on memoirs The Prince, the Showgirl, and Me and My Week with Marilyn by Colin Clark.  It premiered on 9 October 2011 at the New York Film Festival and is due to be released in cinemas during November 2011. 

Release dates:
Finland - 18 Nov
USA - 23 Nov (moved from 4 Nov)
Denmark - 24 Nov
UK - 25 Nov (moved from 18 Nov)
Norway - 25 Nov
Portugal - 5 Jan
Sweden - 13 Jan
Netherlands - 19 Jan

Overview

My Week with Marilyn draws on the experiences of Colin Clark, one of Laurence Olivier's assistants on 1950s film The Prince and the Showgirl

During filming in the UK, the 23-year-old Clark becomes fascinated by Olivier's co-star, screen siren Marilyn Monroe.  She has recently married Arthur Miller and is improving her acting under the influence of Paula Strasberg, whose presence on-set leads to tension among cast and crew. 

Clark enjoys spending time with Monroe, away from the cameras, as he gets to know the woman behind the screen persona.

For more insight into the film, you can watch the trailer and preview clips.

Cast

Marilyn Monroe ... Michelle Williams
Paula Strasberg, Monroe's acting coach ... Zoė Wanamaker
Laurence Olivier ... Kenneth Branagh
Colin Clark, Olivier's assistant ... Eddie Redmayne
Vivien Leigh ... Julia Ormond
Sybil Thorndike ... Judi Dench
Owen Morshead ... Derek Jacobi
Lucy ... Emma Watson
Milton Green ... Dominic Cooper
Arthur Miller ... Dougray Scott
Vanessa ... Miranda Raison
Roger Smith ... Philip Jackson
Richard Wattis ... Richard Clifford
Rosamun Greenwood ... Georgie Glen

Crew

Director: Simon Curtis
Producer: David Parfitt
Cinematography: Ben Smithard
Production Designer: Donal Woods
Costume Designer: Jill Taylor
Make-up Designer: Jenny Shircore
Film Editor: Adam Recht

Notes

My Week with Marilyn was filmed during autumn 2010.  Parts of the film were made at Pinewood Studios - where The Prince and the Showgirl was also filmed.

The screenplay's writer, Adrian Hodges, penned the 1999 adaptation of David Copperfield in which Zoe starred.

Press coverage

News
'Eddie's Hot Date with Marilyn' - Daily Mail

'Just Look What's Happened to Harry's Hermione' - Daily Mail

'Cast Assembles for My Week with Marilyn' - Digital Spy

'Filming Begins on My Week with Marilyn Starring Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe' - About.com Hollywood Movies Blog

'My Week With Marilyn Starts Principal Photography, First Offical Image Released' - The People's Movies Blog

'The Best Movie Casts Ever' - Vue

'My Week with Marilyn Gets Its Close Up at the New York Film Festival' - HitFix

'My Week with Marilyn: The True Story' - Telegraph

'My Week With Marilyn, Starring Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne, Set for Nov. 23 Release' - Playbill

Reviews
'Zoe Wanamaker [...] could make a walk-on a feast and doesn’t disappoint here' - Stephen Schaefer, Boston Herald

'Wanamaker has the smothering, passive aggressive Paula just so right' - Roger Friedman, Showbiz 411

'Everyone in the film radiates and draws you right in to their world'- Allison Loring, Film School Rejects

The film 'is a gem' - Regina Weinreich, Huffington Post

Zoe is 'wonderful' in the film - Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

'There are some wonderful supporting performances including Zoe Wanamaker as Monroe’s method acting coach' - Alex Winehouse, EntertainmentWise

Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

Merchandise

My Week with Marilyn: Music From the Motion Picture soundtrack CD

My Week with Marilyn: Music From the Motion Picture MP3 download

My Week with Marilyn by Colin Clark

My Week with Marilyn by Colin Clark, read by Eddie Redmayne (audio download)

The Prince, the Showgirl, and Me by Colin Clark

Related links

My Week with Marilyn photos - Rope of Silicon

My Week with Marilyn official website - The Weinstein Company

My Week with Marilyn details - Wikipedia

My Week with Marilyn production information - IMDB


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