|My Week with Marilyn|
|Starring||Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Dougray Scott, Judi Dench, Emma Watson|
|84th Academy Awards|
My Week with Marilyn is a 2011 British biography directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges. The movie follows the production of the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl, which starred Marilyn Monroe (portrayed in the film by Michelle Williams) and Laurence Olivier (played here by Kenneth Branagh). The story focuses on the week in which Monroe spent time being escorted around Britain by a young man after her husband, Arthur Miller, had left the country.
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.