My Week with Marilyn

My Week with Marilyn is a 2011 British drama film directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges. It stars Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Dominic Cooper, Julia Ormond, Emma Watson and Judi Dench. Based on two books by Colin Clark, it depicts the making of the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl, which starred Marilyn Monroe Williams and Laurence Olivier Branagh. The film focuses on the week during the shooting of the 1957 film when Monroe was escorted around London by Colin Redmayne, after her husband Arthur Miller Dougray Scott had returned to the United States.

Following his graduation from university in 1956, aspiring filmmaker Colin Clark Eddie Redmayne travels to London to get a job on Laurence Oliviers Kenneth Branagh next production. Hugh Perceval Michael Kitchen tells Colin that there are no jobs available, but he decides to wait for Olivier, whom he once met at a party. Olivier and his wife, Vivien Leigh Julia Ormond, eventually show up and Vivien encourages Olivier to give Colin a job on his upcoming film The Prince and the Showgirl, starring Marilyn Monroe Michelle Williams. Colins first task is to find a suitable place for Marilyn and her husband, Arthur Miller Dougray Scott, to stay at while they are in England. The press find out about the house, but Colin reveals he secured a second house just in case, impressing Olivier and Marilyns publicist, Arthur P. Jacobs Toby Jones.The paparazzi find out about Marilyns arrival at Heathrow and they gather around the plane when it lands. Marilyn brings her husband, her business partner, Milton H. Greene Dominic Cooper, and her acting coach Paula Strasberg Zo Wanamaker with her. She initially appears to be uncomfortable around the many photographers, but relaxes at the press conference. Olivier becomes frustrated when Marilyn is late to the readthrough. She insists Paula sits with her and when she has trouble with her lines, Paula reads them for her. The crew and the other actors, including Sybil Thorndike Judi Dench, are in awe of Marilyn. Colin meets Lucy Emma Watson, a wardrobe assistant to whom he is attracted, and they go on a date. Marilyn starts arriving later to the set and often forgets her lines, angering Olivier. However, Sybil praises Marilyn and defends her when Olivier tries to get her to apologise for holding the shoot up. ........

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